I am 43 yrs old, 195 lbs, pretty good shape, exercise 2-3 times p/week, on TRT for 2 yrs. and I am having issues with my HCG. My doctors "new" recommended profile is as follows; the doctors previous regimen (1.5 yrs) was testosterone only and my estrogen was 80 when checked last May. RBC count was very high also and I had to donate blood about eight times to bring my RBC count down to normal range. I donate every two months now.
I have read the sticky notes and have done some research on this site and other sites.
My new regimen as of June 2011:
120mg test twice per week. Doctor recommends 100mg twice per week. I do know that I should probably be only taking 100mg twice a week max but, I love the 120mg twice a week regimen and my wife likes the benefits of it too
Arimidex .5mg twice per week one day after injections. Doctor recommended.
HCG 250iu every other day. Doctor recommended.
When I was on just test, I had great sex drive (diminished over time), strength, edgy at times, and my balls would ache too. So, after blood work and high estrogen levels he added on HCG and Arimidex. I received the Arimidex about two weeks before the HCG and after the first two weeks I "thought" I was an over responder to Arimidex so I quit that and then I was just on test and HCG which cured my aching balls but, I had facial pressure and headaches then after six weeks of HCG I ran out and could not afford it so I went back to just test for four months and tried out the arimidex for a week every month which resulted in lowered sex drive.
Eight weeks ago I got back on Arimidex from pharmacy and HCG that I got from ADC (used two different hcg vials same vial of bio-water) and have had serious sex drive issues and steady facial pressure and head aches, and a feeling that I was not even on any testosterone. With all this going on I quit the arimidex and HCG and was just on Test and after 10 days my sex drive was awesome again, no headaches or facial pressure, and a little edgy again....feeling awesome. So I decided to try to figure out if the issue is with the HCG or Arimidex and did 100iu of HCG yesterday afternoon right after my 120mg shot of test and when I woke up this morning I had no sex drive, no hardon, facial pressure and a slight headache.
When I got my first script of HCG in June, I got it from NW pharmacy in Canada and I remember having the same issues. Have I gotten bad batches of HCG from two different places or or does my body not like the HCG?
The HCG does put me in a better mood, and keeps my balls from aching but, at a cost.