4 weeks on the gel and well.. things are very different..
Lately I’ve been going through these crazy hot flashes and night sweats. Its so aggravating. Luckily it seems to only bother me the most at night. During the day I have moments were it seems I can’t regulate my body temperature. I’m always hot.
Seems like within the last week my hair follicles on my face have really been getting the message, however it’s been mainly in patches on the underside of my cheeks. Weird place for a beard to start , eh. My baby stache has successfully hit the adolescent phase and I sometimes catch myself thinking I have a hair on my lip and it turns out to be “hair on my lip”. Yes that’s right my moustache is trying it’s little heart out to connect with the infantile goatee that is clinging to my chin for dear life. For the last week I have decided to broaden my horizons and ditched the idea of the chin strap and make my… 3rd (maybe) attempt at growing a beard. Also switched it up and let the burns grow as wide as they want which saves time shaving in the mirror at the crib and trips to the barber.
Speaking of hair … Yes , the shit is everywhere. Just when I thought the nature trail on my tummy could get any wider. But what’s most shocking about body hair growth on this HRT journey this time around is that I’m still growing new hair. I have hair on my chest and around my nipples; now that was new and unexpected to say the least.
Let’s not forget that this is still technically my 19th consecutive week in HRT..
A 4 month milestone that I haven’t achieved since my first time in HRT back in 2015.
So now I’m kind of treading in unfamiliar waters now.
My smell has changed a bit. Not the I’m musty or stink, I’ve just developed a musk different than what I’m used to. Even picked up a shirt and stiffed it once to see if u already wore it? Well it’s like that but I have to do a double shift. Not cause I stink but because the smell isn’t that familiar.
For the last 2 almost 3 weeks I have been moody and can sometimes feel that feeling that I explained a while back when me and testosterone first got aquatinted. It’s no where near uncontrollable, more so annoying that I’m having such angry feelings in the first place.
Let’s just hope I don’t turn into a bull elephant.
Weight gain (or lack thereof) was steady on the increase from weeks 1-5 if I remember correctly. I might have mentioned it in a previous blog. Starting at a measly 138lbs coming into therapy peaking at 153 and currently tapering off and struggling to stay above 150. Despite what the scales say I have never been more in love with my pecs, delts, lats, biceps ; my whole chest in general. I don’t believe it’s been this tone since high school.
Hopefully I can stick to some type of routine and put on a little more gains before the summer months.
Not to knock my other muscle groups that have also somehow improved tremendously, i.e. legs, back, torso etc.
I personally don’t hear much change in my voice but looking back at old videos of me speaking I think it would be safe to assume that some slight bass was added to my voice since December. But who knows and who cares.
Honestly I didn’t expect to see any changes until 6-8 months down the line especially now being on gel instead of injections. I definitely believe the topical Testosterone works just as well as intramuscular for me personally.
Maybe if I’m lucky I can finally look at least half my age for my birthday this year.
I’ll let you know how it turns out, see if I still recognize my self in 2 months.
Thanks for reading.
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