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Robin68
On 2/17/2020 at 6:12 PM, Astrid said:

Well, first of all, keep in mind that as a non-binary person, my goal was to try microdosing estradiol (patches) as a way to address dysphoria, not to do MtoF transition. 

This is an important point. I certainly relate to the feeling of dysphoria and it just may be that I need to talk out this self-identity question before I proceed with HRT. Thank you so much @Astrid for providing all this excellent detail. It is good to know you are satisfied with what you are getting. 😊   It sounds like you have an excellent doctor. 

 

Hugs,

 

Robin68

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ShawnaLeigh
On 2/18/2020 at 6:32 PM, JoniSteph said:

My Electrologist doesn't recommend going any further until we see if HRT will thin my facial hair somewhat

Im waiting on this too for the same reason.  Plus I cant afford it out of pocket right now.

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JoniSteph
4 hours ago, ShawnaLeigh said:
On 2/18/2020 at 7:32 PM, JoniSteph said:

My Electrologist doesn't recommend going any further until we see if HRT will thin my facial hair somewhat

Im waiting on this too for the same reason.  Plus I cant afford it out of pocket right now.

I can't afford it either right now. I am looking at too many other potential costs to even get started on HRT and rid myself of some of self-destroying dysphoria. One of which is multiple sessions with a psychologist @$180-200 per hour. Income is fixed so trying to watch the expenses knowing what is ahead. Just in a bad spot atm emotionally trying to do 1 day at a time.

I am so happy to read of others progressions and can offer offer nothing but great support in their trials as well, even if I dont respond very much. I am lurking, reading and cheering you all on. Have faith in all.

 

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Robin68
On 2/17/2020 at 6:12 PM, Astrid said:

I have male pattern baldness to contend with, and have been using Minoxidil and Finasteride (the latter via prescription) for about 8 months now.  With the additional boost of estrogen, I'm beginning to see hints of fuzz.  It will likely never be fully restored, but it's a nice feeling, and a further reason I'd like to continue microdosing, if I can.

Predictably, because I am near your age, I also am developing patches of baldness primarily on the back of my head. I also have a receding hairline in front. But despite this, I still have quite a bit of hair on my head. It is encouraging to know that you have experienced some restoration of "fuzz" as an apparent result of taking estrogen. However, when I have cross-dressed, I have always worn a wig because it greatly enhances my feminine look. This was always true even when I had tons of natural hair in my 20's. 

 

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Robin68

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Astrid
8 hours ago, Robin68 said:

I have always worn a wig because it greatly enhances my feminine look. 

It's been my conscious decision not to wear a wig thus far, primarily because I currently *want* to feature non-binariness (for me, that means aspects of both male and female appearance) rather than attempting to pass as a cisgender woman. Sometimes that means recognizing there are incongruities that come with that, like the humorous definition of an optimist as a balding guy with a ponytail 😎.  Only...I'm no longer a guy...

 

But sometime down the road I will take a serious look at a quality wig, if only because it can substantially change how I'm perceived. 

 

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Astrid 

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Robin68
3 hours ago, Astrid said:

But sometime down the road I will take a serious look at a quality wig, if only because it can substantially change how I'm perceived. 

I certainly believe it does for me and of course, what's right for me may not work for you. I might be reaching for something you don't want, at least not as a total transformation.

 

I am feeling my way along this path so I am not ready for GRS yet, and I may never be. But I think I am interested and ready for HRT and am looking into BBL right now also. This is my journey and it may not match yours exactly. 😊

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Astrid
12 hours ago, Robin68 said:

This is my journey and it may not match yours exactly. 

 

...which is exactly as it should be! 😊

 

Best of luck on your journey.

 

Astrid

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