I’ve been on Clomid since June. I was initially hesitant to go with Clomid as I wanted to inject and follow the standard protocol you’ll read about on this site. However, after getting everything dialed in, Clomid has been an excellent treatment for me. I currently take 12.5mg of Clomid EOD along with .50mg of Arimidex per week which I split into two .25mg doses and take on Mondays & Fridays.
Things that I love about my treatment plan:
1 - Most, if not all, of my negative symptoms leading me to TRT have been eliminated. I’m able to focus, workout, build muscle, have great sex with great erections, sleep, wake up, and depression is gone/in check. For the first time in a long time I feel alive, and am living with purpose.
2 - My body is producing natural T, and I have zero testicle shrinkage. In fact, my testes may have slightly increased in size, which for me is a nice shot of confidence compared to the atrophy I experienced while injecting. Some have no atrophy while injecting, however some require it may require a 2nd injection of HCG which isn’t a big deal.
3 - Swallowing a tiny pill is WAY more convenient for me than prepping syringes, injecting, disposing of needles etc.
4 - I’ve experienced zero negative side effects. Getting the does dialed in took a little trial and error, but once it was set I’ve been on cruise control. However, when injecting following a sub-optimal protocol, I experienced numerous issues such as oily skin, acne, highs & lows, E2 struggles, ED, libido loss etc. Those issues are long gone with Clomid.
5 - My HPTA system is firing on all cylinders when before treatment it was merely idling. In my opinion this is a big positive as the HPTA impacts countless other areas of the body besides just stimulating T production. I have to assume I’m positively benefiting from everything stepping up and working properly.
Things that I don’t love about my treatment:
1 - Clomid is a potent pharmaceutical chemical which directly impacts the brain. No way around it, Clomid is a drug. Some TRT is hormone identical to what the body produces and is completely natural within the human system.
2 - Clomid is an “off label” treatment for men, and there are limited studies regarding the impact the drug may have. Especially concerning is the almost complete lack of long term studies meaning I’m taking a significant risk not knowing the potential down stream issues.
3 - Finding reliable information regarding dosing, timing, side effects in forums etc., is very difficult. There are so many conflicting opinions, a lot of outdated material, as compared to TRT which seems to have pretty straight forward protocols.
Hope this helps. If you want more specifics you can check out my thread in this forum.