Am about to begin on a "restart attempt" using the HTPA Restart sticky here. Will be using HCG 250 injections for 4-6 weeks followed by Nolvadex for 4-6 weeks (switched to Clomid because I read numerous studies on Nolvadex and its association with damaging liver cells leading to cancers in mice at high doses. Study is referenced in a post below. This same effect was not seen in another SERM called toremifene. But this stuff costs $1,000 for a month supply, unless you get it online from some "recognized" sources, which strangely has it for $60 ... so I called BS on that, and decided to go with Clomid, which also has some risks, but less than Tamoxifen (Nolvadex).
1) Syringes I was given come pre-loaded with 250. I typically need 1/4 to 1/2 the dose of most guys. I was thinking of starting with 50, then 100, then 150. Is there some way I can keep the unused HCG, rather than throw it away every day? I know I shouldn't re-use the needles. But I'm not sure how to retain the leftover liquid and use it later. Any suggestions appreciated.
2) The sticky suggests testing E2 at the 4-6 week mark. But it also says to monitor E2 and use an AI. Should the AI just be used from day 1 with the assumption that it will be needed? Or do you wait until the first tests at 4-6 weeks and then take it if the numbers suggest to?
3) Should I taper off the Androgel 1.62 first, or should I just go cold turkey and start injecting the HCG?
4) I have a feeling 250 is going to be too much for me, and I anticipate my T levels going very high. Have read several accounts about this dose pushing guys near 1,000. Is the goal to get T levels as high as possible for the whole 4-6 weeks, as part of effectively 'restarting' ? Or is getting T levels in the 500-600 range just as effective for restart purposes?