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Laurie

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Well, well, hello there everyone. Tis I, Laurie the pain in a certain site ownner's ass.  Doing well and hope this site proves to be a better one than I've been used to.
 

Michelle_P

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Well, hello there, stranger!    Remember me?
 

Dena

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I prefer to think of you as a free spirt with an independent mind. In either case, I like that in a person and you're always welcome here. We may not have much information but we are accumulating a friendly group of people.
 

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Good evening Laurie
we started this forum to be away from the kind of tyranny, we were experiencing somewhere else!  If I want to explain in medical terms what is going on, I do not want to get blocked for 3 or more days, because I mentioned medical facts!
 

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Oh my...its that special friend of mine "the pain in you know who's site"  ;D ;D...good to see ya girl...Thanks for the lovely Christmas Card glad you made it....the gangs just about all here
 

Laurie

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  Thank you folks for the hellos. I am looking forward to finding out what the rules for the site are so I can tell what to say and what to withhold. I am currently taking estradiol valerate via injection twice a week. I am off spirolactone. I am also taking progesterone rectally. I am on a waiting list for vaginoplasty with Dr. Dugi. When is still up in the air. Electrolysis is underway both north and south.
  I recently got another 5 month reprieve from my oncologist  after my last glow in the dark session in the CT scanner and lab tests.
  Michelle and I are still an item and doing well. We leave on another cruise at the end of the month for 2 weeks this time.

  That's all for now, folks.

Hugs,
  Laurie
 

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Laurie said:
  I am looking forward to finding out what the rules for the site are so I can tell what to say and what to withhold. I am currently taking estradiol valerate via injection twice a week. I am off spirolactone. I am also taking progesterone rectally. I am on a waiting list for vaginoplasty with Dr. Dugi. When is still up in the air. Electrolysis is underway both north and south.
 
  Laurie
If you have followed my writing over there, you might have seen that I am not a very timid person, and we all worked on the rules here!  I bet you will like them, too!

Have you checked if you can have Depot-Estradiol?  I am on that stuff, and have to inject only once a week.  The depot stuff is a higher E concentration.
Just be careful with no testosterone blocking and progesterone, and watch your hair.  I had a sudden hair loss, and my dermatologist blamed progesterone for it.  I stopped the stuff, and a week or so later, my hair loss stopped.
It might not happen to you but it does not hurt to keep an eye on your hair!

Take care and Merry Christmas
Linde
 

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Hi Laurie,

Glad to have you on board. Even though I didn't know you very well over at that other site, I like that we became friends on FB. I really like your brand of humor...it goes very well with mine. You know great minds and all that jazz. lol

Can't wait to have some more laughs with you!!  ;)

Lexxi
 

Stephanie

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Ah, Laurie, who likes pitas, or is one, or something like that.

Will this site have a separate “banished to the top of the fridge” section?
 

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Hi big sis.  We are back together again on the same format.
Glad to see you here!

Hugs and smiles, little sister
 

Laurie

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If you have followed my writing over there, you might have seen that I am not a very timid person, and we all worked on the rules here!  I bet you will like them, too!

Have you checked if you can have Depot-Estradiol?  I am on that stuff, and have to inject only once a week.  The depot stuff is a higher E concentration.
Just be careful with no testosterone blocking and progesterone, and watch your hair.  I had a sudden hair loss, and my dermatologist blamed progesterone for it.  I stopped the stuff, and a week or so later, my hair loss stopped.
It might not happen to you but it does not hurt to keep an eye on your hair!

Take care and Merry Christmas
Linde

Hi Linde,

  I am unsure exactly what you mean when you say "Depot-Estradiol". I am taking Delestrogen (brand name) aka Estradiol Valerate. Because I inject it intra-muscularly it is a depot-estradiol. The concentrate is dependent on the prescription ordered by the doctor. Mine is 20mg/5mL. The dose, also set by the doctor, determines the injection amount for each concentration. Unless you are taking, estradiol undecylate, estradiol benzoate, or estradiol cypionate, you are taking estradiol valerate like I am. My doctor originally set the dosage for a weekly amount but i talked to him and now I take half a dose every 3.5 days. I do this to keep at more a stead level. This maintains my level at a little higher level and smooths out the low levels, ie less of a rollercoaster ride from peaks to lows. I have actually lowered my dosage to hopefully lower my estrone level and possibly raise my non-existent testosterone level.
  I have been taking micronized bio-identical progesterone (synthetics or progestins, are not what you want) for over a year now and it has not had an affect on my hair (what little I have left that is. What I do have left is well below my shoulders and I love the feel of it when I let it come out from hiding under my store bought hair.
  My testosterone as I mentioned is virtually non-existent and is well under control with estradiol alone as my level of estradiol is maintained above 300 pg/mL. That is high enough to suppress testosterone w/o an anti-androgen. Spiro folks doesn't do that much and isn't very good for you. Stopping spiro has allowed my blood pressure to come back up to more normal level but it took a couple months to see it.
  All of this i have done with discussions of what I wanted with my doctor. I have had to educate him in some cases but he does listen to me when I have done my research and presented him with verifiable information.
  I hope this answers your question about my medications. BTW my doctor is with the VA here in the Portland, Oregon.

Hugs,
  Laurie
 

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@Lexxi
@Jessica
@stephanie

Hi girls, glad to see you all here and thanks for dropping in to say hi.

Hugs,
  Laurie
 

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Laurie said:
If you have followed my writing over there, you might have seen that I am not a very timid person, and we all worked on the rules here!  I bet you will like them, too!

Have you checked if you can have Depot-Estradiol?  I am on that stuff, and have to inject only once a week.  The depot stuff is a higher E concentration.
Just be careful with no testosterone blocking and progesterone, and watch your hair.  I had a sudden hair loss, and my dermatologist blamed progesterone for it.  I stopped the stuff, and a week or so later, my hair loss stopped.
It might not happen to you but it does not hurt to keep an eye on your hair!

Take care and Merry Christmas
Linde

Hi Linde,

  I am unsure exactly what you mean when you say "Depot-Estradiol". I am taking Delestrogen (brand name) aka Estradiol Valerate. Because I inject it intra-muscularly it is a depot-estradiol. The concentrate is dependent on the prescription ordered by the doctor. Mine is 20mg/5mL. The dose, also set by the doctor, determines the injection amount for each concentration. Unless you are taking, estradiol undecylate, estradiol benzoate, or estradiol cypionate, you are taking estradiol valerate like I am. My doctor originally set the dosage for a weekly amount but i talked to him and now I take half a dose every 3.5 days. I do this to keep at more a stead level. This maintains my level at a little higher level and smooths out the low levels, ie less of a rollercoaster ride from peaks to lows. I have actually lowered my dosage to hopefully lower my estrone level and possibly raise my non-existent testosterone level.
  I have been taking micronized bio-identical progesterone (synthetics or progestins, are not what you want) for over a year now and it has not had an affect on my hair (what little I have left that is. What I do have left is well below my shoulders and I love the feel of it when I let it come out from hiding under my store bought hair.
  My testosterone as I mentioned is virtually non-existent and is well under control with estradiol alone as my level of estradiol is maintained above 300 pg/mL. That is high enough to suppress testosterone w/o an anti-androgen. Spiro folks doesn't do that much and isn't very good for you. Stopping spiro has allowed my blood pressure to come back up to more normal level but it took a couple months to see it.
  All of this i have done with discussions of what I wanted with my doctor. I have had to educate him in some cases but he does listen to me when I have done my research and presented him with verifiable information.
  I hope this answers your question about my medications. BTW my doctor is with the VA here in the Portland, Oregon.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Hi Laurie
Mine says on the bottle Depot-Estradiol (Estradiol Cypionate), and it is in a concentration of of 25mg/5ml.  I inject once a week intramuscular, and have zero up and down swings with it.  However, my body does not produce any testosterone, because of my past orchi and hypogonadism, I might react a little different than you.  I also took micronized progesterone for about 6 months, and doubled the dose about 3 month in, and my hair started to fall out a little at a time first after about 5 months, and in the sixth months it came out in bushels.  The hair loss stopped about a week after I stopped taking P.
My estrogen level is also kept between 250 and 300 pg/ml.
Margrit has posted some UCLA videos in which they talk about transgender hormones, and mention about P that the positive outcome is very sporadic.  If you have it OK, you may be one of the lucky ones!  After I used a prescribed compound stuff consisting of minoxidil and dutasteride, my hair grew back pretty fast and is now OK again.
Because of my biology, I never lost any hair on my head, in fact, I have a female hairline.  And all that hair is now back.

I agree with you that spiro is devils stuff , because it messes around with the entire endocrine system.

I am working with the Transgender care department of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and I email a little with Powers in Michigan.  I am a little weary about some of Power's theories, cause he never was educated in detail on the endocrine system, and learned in med school as much about it as I learned.

Have a wonderful Christmas!
Linde
 

BariJo

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My testosterone as I mentioned is virtually non-existent and is well under control with estradiol alone as my level of estradiol is maintained above 300 pg/mL. That is high enough to suppress testosterone w/o an anti-androgen. Spiro folks doesn't do that much and isn't very good for you. Stopping spiro has allowed my blood pressure to come back up to more normal level but it took a couple months to see it.
  All of this i have done with discussions of what I wanted with my doctor. I have had to educate him in some cases but he does listen to me when I have done my research and presented him with verifiable information.

I have nearly identical numbers.  I use pellets for estradiol and while my t was registering at 8 with no spiro, my endo put me on a very low dose of spiro to bring it down further.  It really helped me with libido.  Odd to say, 8 was too high!

Anyway, glad you got your doctor inline.  My endo is perfect so far.

Bari Jo
 

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Hi, glad to see you posting again.  Love to you and Michelle.
 

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Laurie said:
Well, well, hello there everyone. Tis I, Laurie the pain in a certain site ownner's ass.  Doing well and hope this site proves to be a better one than I've been used to.
Well, you being here certainly is a great start at making this better than what you've been used to. 

I rarely if ever commented on your travel threads but enjoyed reading them. I was new when your first started and thought it so cool that you would drive across the country to meet everyone else. 

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Hi, [member=19]Laurie[/member] , I have been falling behind on greeting everyone. Thanks for joining us. So far the member base has been showing some healthy diversity. We even had some donkeys get loose on the forum yesterday... :eek:
 

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Laurie said:
Well, well, hello there everyone. Tis I, Laurie the pain in a certain site ownner's ass.  Doing well and hope this site proves to be a better one than I've been used to.
What a coincidence, I feel the same way ! Great to see you Laurie.

Warm regards, Kirsten.

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Kirsteneklund7 said:
What a coincidence, I feel the same way ! Great to see you Laurie.

Warm regards, Kirsten.

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And I have been falling behind in greeting you, Kirsten! Welcome in our new home, and I hope you feel good here!

Hugs
Linde
 

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Linde said:
And I have been falling behind in greeting you, Kirsten! Welcome in our new home, and I hope you feel good here!

Hugs
Linde
I feel good already.! Still dont know why the other naughty site doesnt want me but not losing any sleep.

Thank you for your warm welcome Linde !

Kirsten xx.

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