what do people think i should do? stay on the treatment or stop it?

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Hello, so I would just like to say I found out 6 years ago I had xxy, when I was 18. Now I'm 24 and I'm on the injection Reardon treatment every 10 weeks and it's helping me with having facial hair and feeling stronger and being able to think clearlerish*. I still think my trail of thought can be weird, awkward and sometimes I struggle to think before I speak. Not making much sense at all..

But hey the way I see it is not knowing for 18 years has made me the way I am today.. I'm a pretty bubbly guy and very social, which I thought I was b4 but thinking back. I really wasn't that much so I guess this has help me knowing that yes I'm not the same as most people. making me see that as a plus not a negative.

My concern at the moment is that now I'm starting to bald.. I don't know if I want this to happen with how I look very young. People start think I look 17, which at the age of 24 isn't a bad thing at all may I add. But a bald looking young guy may not have as much luck..

I'm thinking of stopping my treatment if it will stop my balding or is that just crazy talk should I just deal with that small negative of the treatment and just tell myself that hair isn't everything..

But In my head if I didn't start the treatment and could of looked young my whole life and shaving now is finalling something I have to do which is cool but hey, the back hair kinda sucks.. Haha but having a kinda normal life is nice..

My speciallist said it was going to be dangerous to stop the treatment and I just would like to known what other people thought on the matter ?

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    I suggest if you're really concerned about going bald that you seek the services of hair regrowth outfits.  I think your Endocrinologist ought to have knowledge of those types of therapies?  I don't think stopping testosterone will have the desired effect.  

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      I have already went and saw a hair specialist and they said they would put me on a pill that would reverse the testosterone injection that I'm on. So I was told not go on it by my xxy specialist.
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      That's sounds like an Oestrogen tablet.  I don't think it will reduce or reverse the effect of the Testosterone, simply because Testosterone readily converts to Oestrogen anyway.  But then I'm only a patient, and I wouldn't go on Oestrogen therapy to prevent hair loss as I have sufficient Oestrogen, and I like aging with my peers for a change.  Developing male pattern baldness is a positive to me.  However I don't see any reraason why your therapy can't be te weaked to suit your personal needs. It's not like it'll kill you inthe short term.      
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