I'm just curious if there is any one on this form that is on TRT but not taking hCG. I realize that it's a common protocol for TRT clinics and most doctors because it has tremendous benefits such as backfilling other hormonal pathways that are cut off by testosterone replacement.
However, there is also a large body of doctors who believe that you should not send your body conflicting signals – such as shutting down production from supplemental Testosterone while simultaneously giving it the signal to produce testosterone from the hCG.
The old school, 80's lifter in me finds taking T and HCG together hard to imagine. I had a stint of HCG mono therapy a few months ago - and it sure as hell raised my Testosterone - but I felt like shit for several weeks while I was dialing in the protocol -and my E2 was over 60 despite taking Arimidex.
I'm on Androgel only right now and feeling fine but only 3 weeks in. My doc is suggesting it but its hard to get and expensive. Is it truly necessary?. Will I be causing damage to my Testes from long-term shutdown if I don't?