I’m prescribed 150mg T cyp/week and 900IU HCG/week by Defy. When I started both, I started getting really really anxious. I dropped the HCG and it seemed to help. Since then I’ve slowly started feeling like something is missing (not my balls), and have decided to give HCG another shot. I do miss the extra confidence I feel on it.
After getting talked into going for a second opinion, the urologist I saw suggested that I start HCG lower, but that if I ever want kids, I should really consider staying on it.
I’ve fought the urge to start again at a high dose, and have decided on 100IU 3x/week to see how I feel. The plan is to increase it a little bit each week then, as HCG has a much shorter half life. Really just testing for side effects, then I plan to let it settle in for weeks/months once I’m comfortable. Additionally, I wonder if it was previously creating too much pregnenolone/progesterone/etc on top of what my body was making itself, leaving me feeling jittery and uncomfortable.
I have a couple of questions, hoping to get some opinion:
- Would a 100IU/week total increase be reasonable? Like 300 this week, 400 next week, etc. Looking to take it slow but get up to a working dose in reasonable time. Also I don’t want to drag it out too long, and months later realize it’s making me anxious again without me noticing due to the slow onset.
- The other doctor claimed HCG is useless under 500IU/week. Is there a scientific reason for this, or is that just a general threshold?