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(no subject) [Jul. 22nd, 2011|08:22 am]
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Hey all!

I'm starting T in few weeks and I've got few questions:

1) How does taking a shot feels like?

And yeah, I do know it's all about a needles and it might hurt, but I don't mean it that way..
I know some medications might kinda... sting, so is it like that with T or...?
You get the point, don't you! :)

2) How long did it take for you to see effects?

Of course I'm interested in hearing how long did it take for you!
Also, if someone knows some average times, I'm glad to hear them, too.

Thank you, guys!

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Advice? HRT + Travelling in Airports [Jun. 18th, 2011|04:39 pm]
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so my grandfather passed away and i will be traveling to chicago tomorrow. i had to buy a plane ticket, even though i'm pretty stressed about the TSA scanner experience vs Body Pat Down, since I bind and pack daily.

Now that I've started T, however, I'm also concerned because I will need to take my shot this week. Normally I take it on Monday night, but I'm not sure how bringing needles on a flight tends to go. Should I pack all of my stuff (cotton swabs, rubbing alcohol, T, syringes and the prescriptions on the bag and bottle packaging), AND my letter to begin HRT, my informed consent form, etc?

I'll be gone from Sunday to Saturday.

THE OTHER alternative, is to take my shot today (saturday) or tomorrow, a day early. I would like to swing my schedule so that I'm taking my shots on Friday instead of Monday ANYWAY, but when you take it weekly, does it really make a huge difference emotionally/physically to reset the clock a day or two ahead? i'm still only on 1/2 cc (50 mg) / 100 ml weekly, and it's been 4 weeks. I was originally going to start taking a full cc this Monday, but upped another RX (zoloft) from a low 25 mg daily dose to 50 mg daily a few days ago at dr's suggestions.

with the funeral arrangements, it's too rushed to call the dr or my therapist, and it's the weekend. is this all extra worrying? should i stick to schedule and bring the right equipment through the airport, or take my dose a day and a half early?

Thanks for any feedback. It's not easy to look this kind of info up, obviously.
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intro to starting t... [Jun. 9th, 2011|03:47 am]
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hey, so i'm interested in using this resource since i've just started taking t.

so, the names caleb, 24, my start date was 5/23/11 and i'm on 1/2 cc (of 50 mg/100ml)weekly. I took my 3rd shot this monday, 3rd week.

so... commencing puberty, i guess. i'd love to get some more insight and info on other people's experiences, now that i've started this process.
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Check out this trans film [Dec. 13th, 2010|11:18 pm]
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Hey guys,
check out this trans road trip film's Kickstarter page. It's a project by an FTM director with an FTM star.
They need to raise some money before the Kickstarter deadline in a few days or the film might not get made.

There's a lot of cool incentives available-- lots of trans/ queer related stuff.

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CASTING CALL: TRANS GUY/ FTM WANTED FOR FILM! [Oct. 19th, 2010|12:02 pm]
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For MFA thesis short film by award-winning trans director
Shoot will be in Los Angeles early Dec 2010
COMPENSATION for travel, food, and accommodations will be provided

For the role of TRISTAN- a transitioned FTM. 20's - early 30’s, boy-next-door type.

"TRISTAN AND ZOOEY" (a comedy)
SYNOPSIS: Gender, cats, and mythical roadside attractions are at the center of a tumultuous roadtrip embarked upon by a young woman and transman. Will the couple break up? Will the cat get a UTI? Will they ever find out what's at their mysterious destination known as "The Thing"???

Casting can be arranged nationwide, and casting tapes will always be accepted. Please email to set up an audition.

**First-timers and non-actors encouraged to apply.
Please send an email with: info about yourself, what city you live, age, acting experience if any, and a photo/ headshot to rhys.ernst@gmail.com

For more info:
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forgot email addy for roommate ad columbus ohio [Jul. 6th, 2010|06:04 pm]
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orion77scots@hotmail.com or jessemcmullen77@gmail.com
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Roommates columbus ohio [Jul. 6th, 2010|06:00 pm]
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Hello everybody I’m looking to share a place with 2-3 other people in Columbus, OH around Sept- Nov 2010. I’m just looking for people with a verifiable legitimate and legal income (mine will be available as well), get along well with others, cat friendly, and responsible, ( pay bills on time and pick up when necessary). I’m a 32 year old transguy and I work at a Starbucks fulltime and Im trying to complete my associate’s of applied science for surgical technology at Columbus State Community College. I’ve lived in and around the Columbus area for about 10 years now and plan on staying here for a while longer. I don’t care about someone’s race, religion, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ect.. I really don’t. I only care if you are honest, respectful, and fairly easy going. If you are familiar with the area I’m looking into the north campus/Clintonville area, which I love. Please email if you or anyone you know is interested in this offer. Further details can be discussed through email or phone, which I will give out privately. Also, if anyone has advice on tweaking this ad to make it more clear or catchy, please let me know. Thanks everyone.
orion77scots@hotmail.com or jessemcmullen77@gmail.com
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muscle twitches [May. 11th, 2010|02:10 pm]
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I'm getting muscle twitches around my injection site for 2-3 days after injecting... is this normal?  It doesn't hurt or interfere with anything, but it makes me worry about potential muscle or nerve damage.  I'm injecting .4cc of T enanthate weekly. 
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problems with drawing up [Apr. 7th, 2010|08:08 pm]
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So, I gave myself my first shot on monday. The only problem I had was drawing up the T from the vial... I "drew up" .2ccs of air, put the needle into the vial, inverted it, pushed out the air, and then tried to draw up the T. No dice. I would slowly pull back on the plunger and only get little droplets of liquid. I did this at first with a 25g needle and switched to 23 after a few tries. Finally I just pulled the plunger back and waited for it to drip in slowly. Is there a trick to this, or am I just doing something really wrong?
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Join the Tribeca Protest Over "Ticked Off Trannies" Film [Apr. 6th, 2010|04:08 pm]
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A demonstration against the Tribeca Film Festival's choice to feature the movie "Ticked Off Trannies With Knives" will take place in NYC tonight. The movie promotes transphobia and makes light of the rape and violence all too often directed at transwomen. In addition to the offensive title of the movie, the film portrays transwomen as being performers.

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