Yeah, many here think it's too high, but as I've said above, I am simply taking as prescribed by my doctor who I have been with for over a decade.
I've been shut down for the entire time I've taken TRT for almost thirteen years. As was explained to me, and as I've read, the dose for inducing spermatogenesis after shutdown is what I take, and 250 IU a few times per week is for maintenance while taking T.
But I am not a doctor. So I go by my doc who, as I said, is flexible and takes into account symptoms, not just numbers. For example, when I took gels, he started me at 5 grams per day. I told him I felt a little better, but not my normal self. So he increased to 10 grams. Another time he noticed by hct getting a bit high (but not criticially high), and suggested I go back to 5 grams. I went back and told him I just don't feel right on 5. He replied something like, "OK, that's alright. Go back to 10. We just don't want hct to get too high, but if you are not feeling well, go to 10."
When he first gave me the script for HCG, I said, "Don't some people use HCG with TRT?" He replied, "Yes, but to induce fertility, this is how it's done." I told him, as he knows, I am VERY fitness and health conscious and with a new drug, I just want to make sure I feel good and that I don't feel like myself when my T is not 700 or so and above as was shown from going to him for all this time. He replied that he will make sure that I am feeling good and that we get my levels where they need to be.
So as we can see he's not some stubborn guy who states something like, "You're stuck with this dose! No complaints!" He prescribes a dose, schedules lab and quarterly and as-needed visits, and adjusts. I haven't sent one person to him that didn't have success, and my brother and I have referred almost a dozen people to him. I think he's great.
I will report back.