||[Jun. 28th, 2012|11:09 am]
My name is Kyle and I've been on T for about 3 years now and am 2 years post-op. I've been thinking about stopping for a long time now, and recently decided to do it.
However, I'm finding that I literally am just unable to do it. I tried going down gradually (switched to gel from injections so I could make the process easier) but my body just fell apart. Physically speaking, after two weeks my hands started shaking, I was sleeping all day, my whole body ached. Emotionally, it was a roller coaster. I went from not having cried in three years to crying three to four times a day. Needless to say, I went back to my normal weekly injections.
I'm wondering if you all experienced this, or had any tricks to deal with the roller coaster shifting your hormone balance does to your body? I've seen some people talk about going on birth control to help with their acne after stopping T, could that possibly help with the exhaustion/depression I've experienced when I try to go off? Also, how quickly did you go down on your dose? I'm not telling my doctor that I'm doing this (I know, I know. I should.) so I'm sort of just playing it by how my body responds. Maybe I'm just going too fast.