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Marijuana and Testosterone?

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Evann0101

I am hoping to start testosterone by Faebruary 2020 and wondered if there's any cautions to take regarding drugs. I think I read somewhere that it's recommended to stop smoking, 3 months prior to your first shot? Is this true?

Disclaimer- I'm well aware that in general it's healthier to stop drugs all together, I am getting support. 

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If you look around, you will see my posts going back many years -- I have been here 8 years --- and one of my first posts was in the Alcoholism thread about how I had used mind altering chemicals to "Treat" my Gender Dysphoria.  That gave me two problems, the GD and the CD (chemical dependency) which had to be worked on to get me even to the point of being as old as I am today, (my booze level was life threatening) which is happy and 11 years along in transition.  I do have some Trans friends who have been prescribed cannabis for a variety of non GD related issues, and using it as their doctors prescribed it and monitor both the THC and their hormones is keeping them healthy and able to move on in their Transition.  None of these people "smoke" marijuana which does create many of the problems that cigarette smoking does as far as your lungs go.  Both Cannabis and HRT are (now) medical issues and our rules do say that dosages (of either) cannot be discussed since for one person a dosage may be helpful and to the person next to them fatal.

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