Hrt side effects 

So I’ve been taking 200mg spiro daily for a couple weeks now and I’ve basically been depressed as fuck. Like more depressed than before. I figured it was because of the lack of hormones and just as a test started taking some of my girlfriends estrogen (just 2mg once per day which might be too high a dose all at once). Yesterday I did it and felt great. Today I did the same thing and after feeling good at first it triggered a panic attack.

Hrt side effects 

Also every time I’ve taken estrogen I’ve had this weird headache that almost feels like my brain is being blasted by something. It starts about 30 mins after taking it and lasts for another 30 mins or so. Does anyone who takes estrogen remember anything similar happening and is able to advise?

Hrt side effects 

@LikeClockwork Is that prescribed? Its a bit weird to take a hormone blocker without the estrogen to replace the testosterone. I have similar depression/low-energy modes with the low testosterone even with having the estrogen to back it up. I'm on.... 4 tablets of 2mg estrogen per day, so its probably not so much the amount but that its not consistent over time nor balanced with the blocker

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@skyplayer It’s standard in some places to take blockers for a month or two before starting estrogen. It’s what the dr wanted and I wasn’t in a position to question it

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@LikeClockwork Id mention the side effects to your dr then, they might have something to help with the side effects if that's how they always prescribe it

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@skyplayer i will ofc it’s just that my doctor is difficult to get ahold of. This is a separate doc that does informed consent and not my family doctor

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