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- Mon, 04 May 2020 12:49:01 EST Oc36Wdvo No.407285
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I thought this board told me that patches were “the good shit,” but my doctor told me that pills and injections better absorbs the estrogen. What the hell? My last lab results had my testosterone higher than my estrogen. This hasn’t been the case since I was off of HRT! Did you all lie to me?! : - 0 : - (
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Lillian Woshfidging - Mon, 04 May 2020 14:47:32 EST LKzeRb2X No.407286 Reply
I've always been given to understand they kind of suck. Injections are probably the best but if that's not tenable for you (you can see from >>407233 it barely is for me) in terms of results oral would be the second best but is the worst for your body between the 3

I don't know if there's a long-term implant available or not, weekly shots are annoying as shit but i think i'd be much more annoyed with the patch

basically i'd switch to injections unless there is absolutely no way you can administer them to yourself or have someone else do it for you (a lot of pharmacies typically will but not now with COVID, also with this particular drug it can be kind of awkward to ask)
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Lillian Woshfidging - Mon, 04 May 2020 14:48:18 EST LKzeRb2X No.407287 Reply
also another thing to consider is raising the dosage of spiro or whatever androgen blocker you use
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Eliza Wondlesud - Tue, 05 May 2020 01:40:28 EST phYYNt9u No.407288 Reply
most oral formulations of estradiol can be used sublingually instead, which is a *bit* better than oral
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Nathaniel Drammleford - Tue, 05 May 2020 04:59:56 EST Oc36Wdvo No.407289 Reply
>>407287
Right now my doctor upped my spironolactone from 100mg a day to 200mg (morning and night) AND I am taking finasteride.

He advise me to stay on my current regiment until I see him in June then we could discuss injections and pills.

What I don’t get is why one of my endocrinologists gave me the patch to avoid liver problems but my liver is now producing or used to more enzymes.

Do injections hurt?
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Eugene Greenwater - Tue, 05 May 2020 15:58:45 EST LKzeRb2X No.407291 Reply
>>407289
>Do injections hurt?

quite a bit at first, you kind of get used to it, you can't think about it too hard, try to use as thin of a gauge as possible
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Caroline Shakeford - Wed, 13 May 2020 05:01:08 EST +3IBuC1V No.407312 Reply
>>407285

Patches have an will always be the worst, especially for mtf hrt. oof imagine wearing a patch for hormones every day for years on end.
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Lydia Nicklebanks - Wed, 13 May 2020 05:24:37 EST LKzeRb2X No.407315 Reply
>>407312
it does seem like the unfortunate only option for some people, since orally presents health complications in the long term and some people just can't manage to do injections, i do wonder if you could do it sublingually like that other poster suggested

also there's another RoA we're not talking about here...
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David Canderfield - Sun, 17 May 2020 23:56:01 EST Oc36Wdvo No.407325 Reply
>>407318
They make estrogen in gel? I thought that was testosterone only.
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Frederick Worthingdale - Thu, 28 May 2020 01:29:17 EST CB3UUenV No.407347 Reply
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>>407325
Yup, they do! Please look up Oestrogel and Proget Gel. The good thing is that being transdermal, it bypasses the liver completely. Furthermore, it produces way more stable levels than pills, patches or injections do (look up the pharmokinetics of estrogen article on Wikipedia). That's what I use and I'm fairly happy with it.

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