My doc recently gave me a 'script for 10,000 IU of HcG per WEEK. He said that I could possibly start at 5,000 IU and see how it goes, then ramp up to 10,000 if needed.
A little history: I've been seeing this doc, who is a urologist who started up his own TRT / male health practice. He's been doing this for quite a long time. Here is what I've been through since starting with him:
When I first came in, my initial blood test showed a total testosterone level of 210 -- way low for my 50-55 yr age range, which according to him should be 365 at the low end with a median around 491, assuming no therapy and normal decreases with aging. My LH level was 5.0.
I've been on Clomid, 25mg / day since July. My last blood test showed a T level of 368, with an LH level of 7.5. So, not a lot of improvement.
He has diagnosed me with secondary hypogonadism. Now he gave me two new options:
- TRT .5 to .7 ml / week with 2,000 IU of HcG to supplement.
- 10,000 IU of HcG per week, along with an AI (anastrazole).
He insists that the risk of "burning out your Leydig cells" (desensitizing them) is a myth with no reputable medical study to back it up. He says that there is no risk in 10,000 IU a week. I would like to know your take on that.
I'm not even sure if I can afford that. HcG is expensive. I found a site, SafeMeds4All, that looks somewhat promising, but would like to know where you guys get your HcG. Also, in what format. It looks to me that the freeze-dried form which I would have to reconstitute seems like the best choice as far as buying in bulk and making sure the shelf life is good.
I am not a bodybuilder and probably need to exercise more. (I do P90X but have fallen off the track of doing it religiously. I also hike pretty often.) I know nothing about PCT and cycling and all that. I'm just a 50+ year old guy looking for some advice on a long-term solution to my problem.
Thanks for reading and for your input.