So today I woke up a bit earlier than I wanted.
At around 4 AM more or less.
Sometimes my sleep schedule is all over the place where I wake up at 4 AM or sometimes I go to bed at 4 AM.
Possibly a consequence of being my own boss and getting to work whatever hour I want.
Anyway, my landlord is supposed to stop by in the next hour to pick up rent for this month and then I will go take a nap.
So I figured I might as well write this article about something I have found interesting in Mexico City.
While waiting for my landlord, I was listening to some music….
And trying to find this porn clip of Ava Addams getting gangbanged.
It’s really good!
But I can’t find it…..
Ah fuck it!
So I decide to stop fucking around and get up to buy some food.
On the way over to the nearest metro station, this place that I wanted to buy lunch from was closed.
So I walk back to my apartment on a cloudy and cold day when I realize that I need to get my next injection of TRT again.
For those who don’t know, TRT is testosterone replacement therapy.
For me, it’s really testosterone enhancement therapy since I’m not old and find it helpful for when I’m working out and other positive benefits.
And as I wrote here, I began researching TRT many odd months ago and decided to get on it recently.
Well, from my understanding, TRT is not very easy to get in the US where I’m from…
Definitely not without doctor’s approval.
Though I have never tried to get TRT in the US but that is what I heard.
Down here in Mexico?
It’s almost never an issue getting TRT purchased.
Though, as I wrote in this article here, some lady at a pharmacy told me that it a controlled substance and not possible to purchase without doctor approval.
However, in that same article, a wide variety of pharmacies were open to selling me TRT without needing doctor approval.
In fact, almost all of them were fine with that!
And ever since I have been on TRT, I’ve never had an issue purchasing TRT.
I have rarely gotten the question “do you have a doctor’s permission to take this?”
For example, I once went to a pharmacy months ago near el Centro of Mexico City and asked for it.
The lady at the counter asked if I had doctor approval and I said no.
She sold it to me anyway.
But that’s one of the few rare instances where there was some minor caution with selling me TRT over the counter.
Otherwise, the only pushback I have ever gotten with TRT in Mexico City is when I go to get a doctor to inject me with it.
Because all of these little pharmacies you see in Mexico City – most of them anyway – have a hallway right next to them where you can just walk in anytime it is open without a reservation needed to see the doctor standing by.
You walk right up to the door, knock and the doctor will invite you in.
Ask them to inject you with it and they almost always do!
The funny part to me is how they normally only ask what you want them to inject you with but don’t always require proof that what you want injected is what you say it is.
I made that observation once when I went to see a pharmacy doctor just like that but I already had the TRT inside the needle.
Didn’t have the box it came with or the receipt to show I bought TRT.
Just walked in with a needle with some substance in it and claimed it was TRT and the doctor injected me with it.
Granted, I didn’t lie.
It was TRT.
But how would he know?
It could have been heroin!
But it wasn’t.
Granted, I don’t think heroin users inject heroin in the ass like people do with TRT but I’m not an expert on heroin injections to be honest.
Not at all experienced with that crowd I must say
But that was funny to see after I walked out and realized that the pharmacy doctor simply took me at my word that it was TRT and was cool injecting me with it.
However, like I said before, not everyone is as liberal with injecting you with TRT down here.
Even though you will basically never have much of an issue purchasing TRT in Mexico City…
In my limited experience with TRT over the last year…
I have met – that I can count on one hand – a few pharmacy doctors that had a stick up their ass about injecting me with it.
Even though I already bought it at the same pharmacy they work for!
Today is the perfect example of this!
So back to the story I was writing before about today…
“You Got a Prescription?”
So as I was saying much earlier before I went into rambling a bit about heroin and whatever else…
I remembered that I needed to get my TRT today.
So I walked into the first pharmacy I crossed by as I was walking back to my apartment.
Before getting inside, they have me take some hand sanitizer and check my temperature….
Then I walk in and ask for “testosterona” or testosterone.
The lady, without hesitation, goes right for it.
This other lady, who hears I want to buy TRT, asks if I want to buy some needles to go along with it.
Then the first lady comes back and gives me her marketing pitch for all of these random products.
I can never go inside any of these pharmacies without a 2 minute pitch for why I should buy everything else under the sun.
I politely decline and she tries to scan the needles but the machine isn’t working.
We move to another computer where it scans correctly.
Only 145 pesos or something like that – which is about 40 pesos (roughly 2 bucks) cheaper than normal.
I ask her then if they happen to have a special deal available for TRT today or on certain days of the week since I have had the price discounted before randomly.
She tells me that they have prices for TRT discounted by like 25% or whatever it was on Mondays.
Then she asks me if I want to buy more TRT since it is discounted today as it is a Monday.
I decline and pay for what I asked before then exiting the building and moving right into the hallway next door to see the pharmacy doctor.
Now the pharmacy doctor had a bit of a more conservative attitude when it comes to TRT use.
At least compared to the lady right before her who was trying to sell me more than 1 box of TRT due to the discounts they have on Monday.
Anyway, the pharmacy doctor was giving me a hard time about it initially by asking over and over again about where is my prescription for it.
With her also asking me for why I need it or what is my medical purpose for it.
Well, given I don’t actually have a legitimate medical reason, I knew explaining why wouldn’t work very well.
I pondered for a second that maybe I should tell her I’m a chick who turned into a trans dude who has to take it to have testosterone.
But then I had a better excuse!
“I don’t speak Spanish very well. It’s not my native language. I wish I could explain to you my medical reason for taking TRT but I don’t know how to in your language.”
Which didn’t convince her right away!
Since I said that in Spanish….
And since I had been having a 2 minute normal conversation in Spanish with her prior to that statement where she understood me perfectly.
But seeing the doubt in her eyes about my lack of Spanish ability to explain my purpose for taking TRT…
I double down and go “I don’t have the right medical vocabulary to know how to explain my medical condition.”
“Ok but I will only inject you with this one time and that is it! Next time you need a doctor’s prescription!”
So there it went.
I closed the door behind me.
She injected it in me.
And I paid her the 25 pesos (a dollar and 25 cents) for her service.
Walked out of there right after she reminded me one more time that I will need a doctor’s prescription next time or she won’t do it again.
Although she put up quite the defense against injecting me with TRT….
To the point I thought more seriously of just walking out to the next closest pharmacy to inject me instead…
It did make me ponder seriously some observations about medical service in Mexico.
Well, the very limited medical service I have gotten here as I have never needed to go to a real hospital down here.
But the first thought already pointed out above…
How it seems possible to get a pharmacy doctor to inject you with something without him even verifying that the substance inside the needle is what you say it is.
Could’ve been heroin as I said!
Though, to be fair, I also wonder if that specific pharmacy doctor simply believed what I said because I’m a foreigner and surely no foreigner (or local) would walk in asking to be injected with something like heroin.
But sometimes foreigners are given that extra benefit of the doubt that we won’t do something bad (though you do have xenophobic people also for sure).
The second observation being, as the title suggests, the inconsistent application of medical regulations in Mexico.
Where, as I pointed out in this article, I was told by one pharmacy lady that TRT is a controlled substance in Mexico and you need a doctor’s prescription to get it.
But yet while you have the rare (and it is rare) pharmacy doctor put up resistance to injecting you….
You also have the ladies behind the counter trying to sell you extra TRT that you don’t need in the moment at a discount and they happen to work at the same pharmacy that has the pharmacy doctor giving you resistance to injecting you with the same TRT you bought a minute ago!
How the fuck does that make sense?
It’s even weirder to think because since it’s even rarer for the ladies behind the counter to resist selling you it…
You could just skip the pharmacy doctor and go straight home to inject yourself with it.
It isn’t difficult – I’ve done it before several times.
I only prefer to have the pharmacy doctor do it because I’m always worried I might fuck it up and rupture a blood vessel.
I did that one time actually out of all the times I injected myself without help.
No serious medical issues came from it but it was inconvenient.
Either way, it’s not difficult to inject yourself with it.
And so it makes even less sense for the rare (and it is rare) pharmacy doctor to resist to injecting you when you can so easily purchase it anywhere and inject yourself with it.
But even if the pharmacy itself refused to sell you the TRT…
Which isn’t likely whatsoever.
You could literally just wait a few days and ask the same pharmacy again and they might sell it to you without the prescription as you can read about here…
Only because any resistance you ever get is entirely dependent on who you are dealing with.
You have the rare person who wants to follow the rules on the books about this substance....
But, like I said, you can come back the next day when that person isn't working at the pharmacy and someone else employed there will likely sell you the TRT.
Though, as I said, it's very unlikely that the pharmacy will not sell you it...
Especially as they are so determined to make money as I hinted at before.
But either way....
You can literally just walk to another pharmacy a few minutes away…
They have pharmacies all over the place in Mexico City!
Which, again, goes back to the point about how, at the very least, this specific medical regulation over TRT in Mexico is inconsistently applied.
Most people won’t follow this regulation but just a rare few do (mostly the pharmacy doctors but most of them don’t follow it either from what I’ve seen).
And so finally…
It also makes me wonder what other medical regulations are not followed in Mexico.
At least with pharmacies.
Any other controlled substances I can purchase without a doctor’s prescription?
And are there medical regulations outside of the pharmacies that are not consistently applied either?
I have no idea.
Again, I rarely ever need to go to a hospital.
Last time I did could have easily been a decade ago or so.
But, keep in mind above all else…
I’m not complaining either about any regulations on TRT not being enforced.
How could I when I purchase and use it?
It’s only interesting to me to see some of the informalities of how this all plays out…
Where supposedly textbook regulations are not followed when it comes to the selling of this product and it makes you wonder what other regulations are not followed.
More so it’s all just another example of how informal life can be down here at times.
At least compared to life in the US for the most part.
And as I wrote here…
While there can be negatives to the informalities of life here…
There can also be positives – this would be one of them in my opinion.
Anyway, that’s all I got to say for now on this topic.
I’m still hungry and need to find some food.
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