I'll keep this as concise as possible. Bloodwork was done showing low T:
TESTOSTERONE: 237 (292-1052 NG/DL)
CALC FREE TESTOSTERONE: 3.5 (4.8-25.0 NG/DL)
FOLLICLE STIM HORMONE: 6.0 (1.4-18.1)
LUTEINIZING HORMONE: 1.0 (1.5-9.3 mIU/mL)
PROLACTIN: 4.4 (3.0-30.0 NG/ML)
ESTRADIOL: 13 <=63 PG/ML
Given the low LH numbers and the fact that I was able to get my wife pregnant last September, we concluded the issue was likely in my pituitary glands. I will be getting an MRI next week to completely rule out the very minor chance of a tumor. Since I am young and don't want to threaten fertility the doctor did not want to prescribe Test. He suggested clomid but I requested HCG after comparing experiences users have had between the two.
Current prescription is 500 IU 3 times a week. The pharmacy gave me a 10ML vial of novarel...kind of annoying that 4ML will be wasted due to the 30 day expiration date. I'm asking my doctor if I can get pregnyl for a longer refrigeration life or if 5ML vials are available.
1. Increase libido, energy levels, and strength by normalizing T levels
2. Monitor estradiol levels to see if aromatase inhibitor is needed. I already have higher levels of chest fat and do not want to worsen gynecomastia
1. Will HCG help promote natural LH production after the 6 week trail period or will I always need to continue to medicate with HCG?
2. How long have others experienced the benefits of HCG due to normal T levels?
Next bloodwork will be at the end of August. I will update this thread throughout treatment. Any comments or references are appreciated