Hey guys, a quick question regarding Hcg use. My new doc put me on hcg, and lowered my test cyp shot to 80mg. He gave me some "natural" anti-estrogen blocker(I actually bought it from him). It's Estro-DIM, resveratrol, Gyne-andro-plex, and some other liver support like milk thistle.
It has been 2 weeks since I started his protocol, and I feel like absolute dog shit! I did a saliva hormone test that has not come back yet. Before switching to this Doctor, my previous Doc had me on 200mg a week of test cyp for almost a year without an AI until this past May when he finally checked my estrogen at my request.
He messed up that and it was just a normal estrogen panel, but it came back at 325! I have felt horrible the entire time I've been on TRT(read my post "a journey through hell").
My question now is, was it a mistake for this new doc to put me on hcg without knowing my E2 levels, or any other levels at this time? He's an anti-aging Doc, and he prefers saliva hormone testing, but I plan to ask for a E2 blood test when I go back. I think I have all the symptoms of high E2(low libido, irritable, very low mood, anxious, lethargic, you name it I got it) and I think the hcg is making it worse.
I had some letro from my other doc, so I started taking last week. I just read that AI's are ineffective against E2 produced in the testes. I hope I said that right. I know you guys like to see labs first, but like I said my first doc didnt even check my E2. My last Test level was 959, with the total estrogen at 325.