Reply To: Questions about PM and BO



I have written to this forum a couple of times about my quest for feminizing my body — usually with negative results. Nothing seemed to work. Indeed, the Healthline website insists that nothing, short of surgery, can work: not pills, not creams, not physotestrogens, nothing.

I plowed ahead and tried all sorts of methods, especially phytoestrogen pills and creams, which had only slight effects. I learned that some of these supplements that are advertised as estrogen boosters, especially fenugreek and maca root, are more hormone <i>balancers</i> than estrogen enhancers. They are even sometimes advertised as <i>testosterone </i>enhancers. The truth seems to be that, as balancers, they may increase your testosterone or your estrogen.

I went in for some stronger solutions, notably bovine ovary and estradiol pills. They didn’t work either. In fact, a strange result of the estradiol was that it actually <i>decreased</i> my desire to be more feminine. I just didn’t care anymore. But then, after I stopped the estradiol, my desire returned, and I returned to phytoestrogens, of which pueraria mirifica appears to be the most popular.

By the way, pueraria creams are often marketed as applicable directly to the breasts or buttocks. However, feminization occurs through systemic, I.e. internal, hormone changes. So I apply creams to thin-skinned places like my inner wrists on inner thighs. I figure that this beats capsules, which must pass through the filter of the liver before entering the bloodstream. I was skeptical about taking medicine through the skin until I heard about how the Russians poisoned that guy by putting the poison in his underwear. That’s why I have become a fan of essential oils.

I also started taking aguaje, which may be the, or at least one, reason for my recent progress. Not well known, it may be your best bet for curve-building.

The other side of the hormonal coin is testosterone blocking, or rather, blocking the transformation of testosterone into DHT. One of the postings on your website suggested that undergoing an orchidectomy drastically aided the growth of breasts. This suggests to me that testosterone reduction may be stronger than estrogen increase in feminizing the body shape.

This is the basis for taking saw palmetto, which I do religiously, but which does not have much effect. I moved up to finasteride. This is harder to obtain, because it usually requires a prescription. Various websites suggest 1 mg for growing more hair on your head, but 5 mg for prostate shrinking (which I need anyway). So just recently I moved up from 1 mg to 5 mg per day.

(I should add that the other hair-growth medication, monoxidil, doesn’t at all work the same way as finasteride, and should not be considered a substitute in feminization.)

So with these two additions to my regimen — aguaje and finasteride — my body shape has changed, not a great deal, but noticeably. I realize that all bodies are different, and different treatments will have different effects on some people from others. But at least I can relate what worked and what didn’t work for me.

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