A week ago, I received incredibly bad news regarding my hormone levels. After much consideration, I have elected to do what I believe is best course of action. My doctor may not agree.
I had my first blood test since switching to injections last week and the results are absolutely terrible. After a year of hormone replacement therapy, my levels are back to where they were prior to my transition.
I had my first transgender voice therapy appointment earlier this week and it went decently.
I gave myself my first estradiol injection earlier this week and it went really well.
Early in my transition, I had a lot of problems getting my hormones from my pharmacy. Prescriptions would disappear, estrogen would be “out of supply” for weeks, and medication would need to be “confirmed” every time I got a refill. Now, I am having trouble again.
I had a follow-up discussion with my HRT provider about my levels, and it has revealed the core problem in my treatment: we are drawing opposite conclusions from the same results.