After five days on Tribulus…
- my face is oily as fuck. It’s causing breakouts no matter how much I wash my face. I am not one for acne. Ever. But suddenly, I have acne.
- My eyebrows are getting thicker/filling out
- my voice cracks a bit/feels like theres a frog in my throat all the time
- hot flashes/sweating
- increase of energy
- easier to work out for longer periods of time
- slightly more aggressive
- increase in sex drive (fuck.)
new supliments and update on DHEA
So, i’ve been on the DHEA for 39 days today. I’ve been working out constantly, but mildly. I’ve just been dropping where i stand and doing pushups, crunches, squats, jumping up and doing half-assed chin-ups (though i’m getting better) stretching, and going to the gym and doing cardio from time to time.
I’ve definately noticed some changes:
-My voice has unquestionably dropped, as i can sing songs in a lower register than i could before.
-My face is growing thicker peach fuzz, but no real hairs.
-I may be growing a BIT more hair downstairs, but that remains to be determined.
-The hair in my pits has definately grown out by about 1/2 cm, because it was as long as it was going to get (it hadn’t grown in about 3 months, prior to me starting the DHEA).
-I measured my stats about a week in on the DHEA, and again now, and my body seems to be redistributing the weight around, but i don’t know how to credit that: DHEA or exercise, but my hip/waist ratio is a little less curvy, by about .5 of an inch. I also took pics last night, and will take another set in a month. Not posting these until i have a set to compare them to.
I see all these NT men going on Tribulus and on ZMA, and im getting paid tomorrow, so i went ahead and got both of these supliments as well. I don’t know at what point i’ll be taking them, but i ordered them tonight. I’m on 200mg of DHEA daily now, as i have been for the last 10 days, 100 twice a day. They recommend no more than 300/day as the max dose. I think if i start the trib, i’ll drop down the DHEA. I’ll post what i end up doing.
So about 3 days ago i noticed some hoarseness in my voice, and i kinda thought i was getting sick. No sore throat ever appeared, no other symptoms, just this hoarseness. I’ve gotten called sir 2x- once in the drive through- which never happens, and i got refused beer because my ID has my legal name and an old photo, and i was dressed as myself. I am thinking this has to do with my recent increase in the DHEA. I hope so, at least! I was watching a video i did for the 30 day challenge, and i noticed i had a bit of an adams apple, and i wonder how long that’s been there…
So i’m up to 200mg a day. 100 in the morning, 100 in the evening, with a meal each. I’m still getting headaches with them, but the hot flashes and mood swings and things like that have completely gone away after about 100/day. the headaches start going away after about a week with any dose increase, for me.
I’m also definitely getting more peach fuzz on my upper lip and side burn areas. I shaved it all off on Samhain (oct 31) for no shave November, so i could see how it would grow in… but i’ll post a pic at the end of nov.
Week 1 Natural Transition recap
Changes: not many.
-My voice might be slightly lower but I still can’t tell because I’m congested.
-I have been a little irritable (girlfriend can attest to this).
No change in hair growth. Tomorrow I’m going to start doubling my dose of Tribulus, and go from 2 ZMA caps to 3.
Changes on Tribulus vs. Things That I Wish Would Change But Haven’t
I’m almost done with my second bottle of Tribulus Terretris (TT). I took the first bottle by itself, waited 3 weeks, then started a second bottle along with ZMA and DHEA. I varied up my dosage sometimes to monitor those effects. For example, one per day at night, two twice a day, etc etc. I didn’t notice any improvements over 2 a day, so that’s my dose now.
Menstruation- It’s down to 2-3 days of barely spotting. I don’t notice cramps or pain. This is one of the first things that happened, within 3 weeks of starting tribulus.
Sex drive- I had a sex drive well above average before this anyway. In the first few days of starting TT, I noticed my sex drive jumped THROUGH THE ROOF. Like I woke up extremely horny, and my orgasms were more powerful. Either this leveled off, or I just got used to being horny a lot. I am pretty much always thinking about sex.
Facial & Body hair- I grew a milk mustache, a noticeable (although scraggly) goatee. There is a sprawl of hair across my chest, and around my nipples. Leg and arm hair might be thicker than before, I’m not sure. Judging from teenage boys I have known, I’d say I have the body and facial hair of like a 14, 15 year old.
Adam’s apple- I’m growing one.
Growth- This spiked about the end of my first bottle. I was shocked the first time I reached down and felt an actual hard on. I’m bigger. Not crazy, but it is def noticable.
Muscle- I’ve worked out only sporadically, but I feel like the little bit I’ve done is having better results than it would if I wasn’t dosing.
In General- I feel stronger and more confident. I work a physical job. Yeah, they’re actually stronger, but I feel like I keep up and hold my weight with the dudes I work with. They call me the “Macho Muchacho” at work (lol) because I’m always busting my butt. Maybe I’m overcompensating. I’m def stronger than the average person born a girl. If the guys at work ever found out, I think they would be shocked that I can work as hard as they do.
Things I WISH Would Change
Bone & Muscle Structure of my face- I want a more masculine face. With the goatee and mustache, but soft jawline, I get assumed to be MUCH younger than I am. For example, I went to apply for a library card in my town and the librarian asks “Are you over 18?” I am 29! I get carded for rated R movies. High school girls flirt with me, etc. I want to look more androgynous, slightly more masculine. I also want to look closer to my age. I’m an adult, but people everywhere treat me like a teenage boy and I can’t blame them because I do look like one.
My voice- I did a post about techniques to make your voice deeper. I use these tips, and it helps, but I am still self-conscious about my voice. I usually don’t speak unless I have to. Like I’ll smile and nod instead of agreeing, especially in passing conversations. Around people I know, like guys at work, they already know me as a dude, so I’m not so self-conscious with them. I talk more, tell jokes and stuff, but I remember to use the tips from that post.
b00bs- I don’t necessarily identify as a guy. I like being seen and treated as male in society, but I’m comfortable having breasts around people I know, during sex, or lounging around the house. I’m very small on top and I pass in a sports bra and baggy shirt. However, I love seeing a tight t-shirt stretch across my flat chest and broad shoulders in a binder. I wish I could have boobs at home, and magically make them go away when I leave the house.
OK, that’s it.
I didn’t really work out during this time. I did push-ups and weight-lifting here and there, but I wasn’t consistent. I do work on a farm, which is physically strenuous work, so maybe that counts. Also, I’m a runner and athlete and was in good shape before this. I believe that helped.
I hope this helps some people decide whether to take tribulus or not. For me, these changes are well worth the money for Tribulus. In my opinion, Tribulus will not completely change your body, but you will make gains toward being more masculine, and that will probably make you feel happier about your body.
Alright, gentlemen, Good Luck
Supplements — Week Seven
If I can swing it, I will be switching to this tribulus supp that was linked on Trans Tribulus, who were also kind enough to toss me a reblog recently! It’s got a hugely significant boost in sapponins, compared to the lower budget stuff I’m popping now. Apparently that makes a difference in the rate of changes. That said, here’s the deal for now…
- Sideburns are gettin’ daaark. They’re also growing unevenly, as I was so afraid would happen, so I get to shave them extra short for typical sideburns. Oh well, it’s a happy start.
- Fur everywhere else is cropping up. Back hair lolwut.
- Voice is all over the place, dreams are still crazy. Self-explanatory.
- I don’t know if this is hormone-related, but I am a ton more mellow now than I probably ever have been. It’s not a loss of energy, or even general passion for things — I just don’t really flip out and yell at stupid shit anymore.
in these past few days of taking the trib/dhea pills, i’ve noticed:
- more sweat production
- a different smell to my body, more musky.
- amazingly, my sex drive is even WORSE now. anyone who knows me outside of tumblr knows how horny i am anyways. my poor friends…
- bigger pores (prominent blackheads)
- body hair is growing a slow and steady rate.
- muscle growth is slowly happening. i don’t have the time or money to work out right now so my daily routine is what i have.
- deeper voice without trying
but yeah, a lot of changes for just a week.
- easier to piss me off
- less dysphoria about my voice and eyebrows since my voice has deepened and my eyebrows are thicker.
okay, just wanted to let you all know.
IT’S WORKING!!! (Tribulus Changes)
Ok, so I went out on a limb when I decided to start taking Tribulus and ZMA. I suck at taking the ZMA because you’re supposed to take it before bed and I don’t sleep regularly, so I never remember to take it or sleep long enough to do so. But I take the Tribulus pretty regularly, anywhere between 1000 and 2000 mg per day. I’ve noticed small changes, but you know I’m extra critical of the situation.
Tonight, my BFF (who now lives 120 miles away from me) mentions something about how my jaw is more defined and my face looks a lot more masculine… not major but definitely noticeable, she says. And then she goes on to tell me that my voice is different, too. She says, again, it’s not drastic, but it’s definitely dropped. She noticed it the other day on the phone and meant to say something.
=) Night made. Life made. I’m not a big fan of medical intervention, so if I can keep getting results this way, (possibly with the addition of other NT supplements), I’m gonna keep it up.
The best part is, it was unsolicited mention. I didn’t ask. She just brought it up. I’m stoked.
Now, I just have to face the reality of letting my family in on the situation because I’m sure they’re noticing too. Sigh. In time.
'Natural' Transitioning & Other Updates.
Its Jet again. :-) I’ve been using DHEA, ZMA and Tribulus for a natural transitioning process for about 5 weeks now. I’ve coupled it with lots of working out and changed my diet a little bit.
I’ve so far noticed that my skin has gotten crazy oily. I had oily skin to begin with, but christ almighty, its like tripled. I never get pimples on my face, but I do tend to get oil spots on my face. For the first time ever, I had two at one time a few days ago. I noticed that my stomach and chest has gotten a small and hardly noticable (except to me) layer of hair. I’ve got a little ‘happy trail’ starting out though that is significantly darker than the hair I just mentioned and a bit longer and definitely noticable. I’ve been shaving it a bit in hopes that it’ll grow in a little thicker/darker/longer. I’ll probably stop doing that this week and let it grow to see what I’m working with. Also, I’m already in the adult industry, and my sex drive is- well, never ending. But my sex drive as well has taken a significant boost. Trust me, I’m not complaining. But my girlfriend says its ‘a little much’. Probably only because she’s not getting much sleep now because of it. (Sorry babe.) I haven’t noticed much of a change in my mood. I have noticed my voice has dropped a little bit, plus gotten a little more hoarse. The only other person who has so far noticed it was my girlfriend. I haven’t seen too much muscle, but I have lost 8 pounds and feel much stronger. Before taking supplements I did a minimal amount of working out, but 5 weeks ago I started weight training and cardio. I started lifting weights at 20 pounds (each arm) with bicep curls and such (of the many other workouts), but two weeks into that, I was going out to buy more weights. At this point I’m doing bicep curls with each arm with 55 pounds. I feel like the supplements have definitely helped gain muscle and become stronger much faster than if I wasn’t taking them. I eat more now too. I mean, I ate a lot before, but now I eat a noticable amount more. I also have much more energy. This may sound random, but my laugh has changed a bit. Its not so feminine, plus has (if this makes any sense) has dropped a noticable amount. My feet have hair on the tops of them, just a little bit. A noticable amount. A few of my toes also have gotten a noticable amount of hair on them. I sweat a lot more now too. My sweat used to never smell. Now my b.o. definitely smells manly.