Well it doesn’t seem like HCG Mono is that great for me but I may not have given enough time. WIth the Anastrazole 0.25 mg EOD (~4x/week), my estradiol went too low and the HCG is depleting my previously low cholesterol even more. The low cholesterol is genetic ApoB deficiency and I’ve been doing things to increase it but none of it is really working like eating eggs, etc. It seems like its getting down to really really low levels and this is pretty bad.
Cholesterol, Total: 100 mg/dL (100-189)
Total T: 621 ng/dL (348-1197)
Free T (Direct Assay) : >50 pg/mL (9.3-26.5) This assay is different than the previous test, which was done by dialysis
Estradiol,LCMS : 16 pg/mL (8.0-35)
Cortisol: 13.3 (3-20 ug/dL) Seems like HCG isn’t increasing this as well as Clomid did
Prolactin: 13.7 (4.0-15.2 ng/mL) Slightly on the higher end, is it a big deal?
I do feel somewhat better but not as much as I hoped, and at one point on Clomid before it destroyed me I had felt better than this. Perhaps its the Cortisol? The fatigue has improved but current symptoms are mild anxiety, low motivation, occasional morning wood, ED sometimes, testicles looking pre-pubescent often (but not always), orgasm not as pleasurable. Thyroid is optimal–Had it re-checked 1 month back and TSH was around 1 while free T3 was in the upper quarter of the range at like 380. No antibodies found.
I am considering asking for a switch to Nolvadex since it will probably improve the cortisol levels like Clomid did. What is the dosing though and since Nolva is an anti-estrogen an AI would be unnecessary?