On the physical front, my left nipple seems to be getting a bit larger and I have noticed a bit more overall sensitivity to both of them. There are have also been some occasional twinges in both breasts here and there.
On the mental front, I have noticed that I’ve just felt more relaxed in general. Over the course of the last five weeks, my libido seems to have waned a bit too, and it takes a bit more effort to get me revved up, but I haven’t had any problems with hydraulics once I’m there. My wife also mentioned that I seem calmer in general.
Back to the physical front, the chest tightness I’ve been feeling has remained and increased somewhat, I’ve had some nasty headaches, had some twinges in one of my legs, and have generally felt not quite right. Based on a comment left by Johanie last week, information that my doctor gave me when I started hormones, and some research I’ve done, I’ve decided to stop taking hormones until I can get in to see my doctor.
This is disappointing and worrying on a whole host of levels.
Disappointing in that I have to stop taking medication that was making me feel mentally better, which was one of the prime reasons I started taking hormones in the first place. It’s also disappointing that the positive physical changes will stop as well and I’ll likely have to try different brands/formulations until I find the right combo.
It’s worrying in that I hope that whatever is causing the negative physical effects is not permanent. I’m now about 36 hours off, and while I have less chest tightness, I still don’t feel healthy. I’m also trying to decide how soon I should try and get in to see the doctor. I’m not sure that there’s much a doctor can do at this point except tell me to stop taking the medication, which I’ve done.
If I’m still feeling weird mid-day tomorrow, I’ll try and get an afternoon appointment.