Not offended. Sorry if I came across that way. I was in a teleconference for work and had to make the reply short. Didn’t come out the way I intended.
Longer answer is that I’ve participated in several TRT forums in the past. This is the 4th forum but I stuck with the same screen name across all the forums. I took the screen name out about 7 years ago when I was 55 years old when I first started TRT and had much to learn.
I get upset with doctors that refuse to prescribe HCG for cosmetic purposes. They seem to somehow look at us as cheating (not sure whom we are cheating) when we request TRT, and they view almond size testicles is a punitive outcome for us wanting it. That is, we have to be willing to pay the price for our cheating (again, who are we cheating?). I think this is bullshit when this side-effect of TRT is so easily managed with a small amount of HCG. I have little testicles to begin with and no, I don’t think it’s too much to ask my physician to help manage the side-effect with a small amount of HCG. Fortunately, my current PCP is very supportive of this and let’s me dose at a level that has been shown to help maintain normal testicular function while on TRT.
Regarding price of HCG, I am simply not cost sensitive. I have the means to afford whatever I need to optimize my program and a very supportive wife. HCG is just a drop in the bucket compared to what my original hormone specialist (a well-known name in the industry). It’s also a drop in the bucket compared to the extra testing I do outside of my PCP (and insurance), but that’s another discussion.
Oh, BTW, I do not even bother submitting my TRT prescriptions for insurance. It’s just not that much to me and I don’t want to argue with them over coverage.