The quick story is that 2 years ago I started treating my low-normal T levels (upper 300s) with HCG monotherapy.
The doc wanted me to put me on 1500iu 3x/wk. Having read this forum, I instead only injected 250iu 3x/wk. Unfortunately this only brought my levels to the mid 400s. I slowly worked my way up to the full 1500iu which brought my levels into the 800s.
After ~12 months my levels slowly crept down until they were in the 400s again. At this point, I moved which means I had to find a new doctor. The new doc told me to stop everything and this is how my levels came back:
TESTOSTERONE, ULTRASENSITIVE, LC MS/MS 250 - 1100 ng/dL 72
Testosterone free 35.0 - 155.0 pg/mL 13.0
LH 1.0 - 12.0 mIU/mL 2.1
My LH before starting treatment was about this level as well and I was producing considerably more T, so it seems my leydig cells are desensitized.
I was thinking doing T without HCG would allow some time for my leydig cells to become sensitized again. The doc seemed vehemently against going on T though, so clomid may be my only option with him.
Thoughts on the next steps I should take?