Hi all, used the Search function and didn’t see much on this, so I wanted to see if anyone had first-hand experience in dropping HCG from their TRT protocol.
Cliff Notes: I’m in Canada and do not have regular access to bloodwork unfortunately (don’t even get me started). My TRT doc put me on 120mg/week T with 350ug HCG EOD and 0.5mg Arimidex 2x per week. After significant experimentation with dosages, going as low as 0.05mg 2x/week, I have come to the conclusion that Arimidex does not agree with me - at all. Even at such low dosages, I get joint pain, brain fog, and very severe anxiety, to the point of being debilitating. Aromasin is very hard to (legally) come by in Canada and as such, I’m dropping AI’s completely from my protocol. I simply cannot handle the sides.
I’m looking at dropping my T dose to 100mg/week, and am considering dropping HCG entirely. I’m estrogen-sensitive and my understanding is that HCG can significantly raise E2 levels. I’m not overly worried about fertility (my wife is pregnant with our second child and we plan to stop at 2), and i’ve been cursed my entire life with enormous balls, so a little shrinkage does not worry me. I understand that HCG mimicking LH plays a key role in production of other hormones, but I’d like to get some feedback from the group if anyone has successfully dropped HCG from their protocol entirely, and if so, what the effects were?
Thanks in advance