So after roughly 10 months of trying - we’re finally pregnant. We only had success after I got off Test completely and performed a clomid based restart. It took 3 months after dropping the test for sperm health to recover. I don’t know for sure if the clomid was required but wanted to cover all my bases. Also, I have been taking HCG since day 1 of my TRT protocol. So, at least in my experience, HCG isn’t really fool proof for preserving fertility while on TRT.
Hopefully this will help others who want kids in the future.
1/30: Last T shot
2/3: Started clomid at 25 mg/day and 500 iu HCG EOD
2/20: Last HCG dose, continued clomid 25 mg/day
3/11: Last clomid dose
5/26: Positive pregnancy test