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HCG vs Serm for Testicular Ache


#1

So, I recently switched to injection from Androgel (12 weeks ago).
I follow the protocol, 140mg per week split in 2 shots SubQ.
25mg aromasin per week split into 3 doses.
Bloods are great, TT950, free is in the upper end and E2 is 24-26.
I feel amazing, but my boys are beginning to shrink, and I have the dull ache I always read about.

I am 43 and had a vasectomy at 41, after which I had a few nasty bouts of
epididymitis that required antibiotics, and lots of hot baths. I started TRT just after
that, and I believe that it lowered my sperm production which tamed my recurring problem.

Now, I know the protocol calls for HCG, but with Androgel my TT never got high enough to
shut me down to the point that my balls had the dull ache. I have HCG, but from everything
I have read it will really stimulate my boys up, and I fear that it could bring
back sperm production, and the swollen and eventually infected state of epididymitis.

My question is, can you use HCG intermittently ? Like enough to get restarted, and then stop
before I get too "full ?" Or would a short cycle of Novaldex say 40mg spaced out 10mg 4x per day for a week be better suited ?

Thx for your time!


#2

Nolva is not likely to be able to overcome the effects of the exogenous T, so it would be useless more than likely.

HCG doesn’t necessarily increase sperm production. I would recommend just going with the HCG and treating a potential problem (that I feel would be likely to happen as a result) when you come to it.


#3

Thx VT, I thought the same.