HRT update – November 2016

I’m getting closer to my 3-year hormoniversary and I’ve become a bit lackadaisical about getting my levels checked. With my insurance ending it seemed like this would be a good time to see where things were at.

I upped my dose to 8mg estradiol/day back in June, split across AM/PM doses, and it’s definitely done the trick with getting my estrogen level up where I like it. My free testosterone seems to be creeping back up so that’s something I’ll talk to my doctor about when I have my physical next year.

All in all, things are stable and good here.



Reference ranges*:

Serum estradiol Serum testosterone Free testosterone
M range 7.6 – 42.6 348.0 – 1197.0 6.8 – 21.5
F range 12.5 – 498.0 8 – 48 0.0 – 2.2
units pg/ml ng/dl pg/ml

* I am not a doctor and the reference ranges are taken from my lab results. You should talk with your doctor about what reference ranges should be appropriate for you, taking into account your medical history and your goals.


About cistotrans

A Seattle-area trans woman seeking a happy spot to stay at along the path of transition.
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