I’ve read through the older “Coming off TRT” threads but none fit my particular situation and/or the responses were junk. 38 yrs old protocol for past 2 years:
100mg/wk T Cyp (split into 2 injections)
250iu HCG 3x week
Before TRT I honestly did not have any noticeable symptoms. My friend is a medical professional and was seeing him for unrelated issue. He knew I was into working out so suggested I get a hormone panel test by their doc. Came back low freeT 212 (300-900ng/dl scale), retested in a couple months and was 136 (dont have labs in front of me for other values). Doc offered TRT. Again no noticeable symptoms but this was after a 5 month cut over the summer where I went from 215 to 180. Lower fat intake could have played a role in lower free T. I know other factors are involved SHBG etc… but not terribly relevant to my point here.
Anyway, I should have researched more but got on TRT without understanding much, the allure of enhancing my training/physique rushed my decision. Fast forward to today, best shape of my life, look great, feel great BUT I feel like I owe to myself to try coming off once and seeing if I really have an issue or if it was just temporary due to certain factors at the time like diet. And I’m noticing my hair thinning which terrifies me, who knows if related but its helping to scare me into this decision. If unsuccessful I’ll just hop back on the TRT train.
Planning to run PCT since I am shut down just like running a cycle. Have HCG and Nolva. Was planning on running 250iu HCG 3x week for 2 weeks, but how long to run Nolva? 20mg/day? Stop HCG? I’m a little unsure. Appreciate any suggestions here from those much more knowledgable then myself. Figuring I’ll keep this as a log if anyone is interested in following.