Very courageous! I have some experience with self-medicating with those drugs. I can't honestly say why I took them, didn't want to become a woman, but I think it was because of self hate and of being a man. I didn't like the sexual side of being gay and hoped the pills would take the thoughts and libido away.
After about 3-4 weeks I lost the ability to have an erection but could still masturbate with some work. The ejaculate diminished considerably. Body hair will eventually be reduced, but breast development is a side effect if taken long enough.
In all honesty, I don't think I reduced my libido, but I stopped after like 4 months or so. Actually, because sexually I wanted to be less of a man, the libido was enhanced. So, maybe with your desire to do something admirable and healthy, it will have that effect both physically and psychologically.
Mail me if you have any other questions. I'm not an authority by any means, but I'll do my best to answer your questions if any. There's a transgender site i used to go to, dealing with m2f subjects, including antiandrogens
antiandrogens (spelling) you are talking about. I think that's what they're called. The website is hosted by a person using the title of Dr. and the advice is fairly clinical in nature.
This comes from that website http://www.annelawrence.com/regimens.html
A hormone regimen should also reduce testosterone to normal female levels. This usually requires adding an anti-androgen.
In persons who have not had an orchiectomy, reducing testosterone levels is also a concern. Although the desired reduction in testosterone can theoretically be accomplished with estrogen alone, the dosage required is usually in excess of what is needed for feminization. Adding an anti-androgen allows lower dosages of estrogen to be used; this is usually highly desirable. Typical dosages of anti-androgens are as follows:
spironolactone (Aldactone®), 100-300 mg daily in divided doses; OR
cyproterone acetate (Androcur®), 100-150 mg daily.
Sometimes 100 mg of spironolactone may be sufficient, but 200–300 mg is a more typical dose. The Vancouver group uses up to 600 mg daily, apparently without problems. Spironolactone is fairly inexpensive, is readily available, and is usually quite well tolerated. Cyproterone is not available in the US, but is popular elsewhere. One of the disadvantages of cyproterone is that it counteracts some of the desirable effects of estrogen on blood lipids.
If you have access to laboratory testing, a serum testosterone level within the normal female range – about 5-85 ng/dl for total testosterone, or 0.1–2.2 pg/ml for free testosterone – is usually considered ideal. Within the female normal range, lower numbers are not necessarily better.