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Help Going From TRT to HCG Mono

#1

Does any one have any advice on going from a trt protocol to a hcg mono therapy? I have read 250iu every other day but does that mean to just stop the test cyp cold turkey? I am sure your wondering why… I have struggled with my testosterone levels going to high and my estrogen staying to low… no matter what I try I can’t get my estrogen above the teens even with a TT of over 1200… I feel terrible so my thought was hcg will aromatize more than the cyp and make me feel better?

#2

You should just add HCG to your TRT protocol instead of stopping TRT. HCG doesn’t always activate all pathways, is HPTA suppressive and only stimulates half of the testicles.

#3

I’ve tried that and it just pushed my TT even higher creating more problems. I’m currently barely on much test cyp… .56mg per week and still feel ramped up. I just don’t think my body likes testosterone? Just a hunch.

#4

Why not just supplement with actual estrogen on top of testosterone?

#5

Where do you get that?

#6

Ask your Dr. Pretty sure it’s BC pills.

#7

Well I did get some birth control pills and I took one today and it was one of my best days on trt in 7 months… so not sure how to raise estrogen without needing birth control… it doesn’t appear that I aromatize T to E2 so does anyone have any experience with raising estrogen with other meds?

#8

Drink more beer.

#9

Everybody talks about cleaning up their diet and not drinking alcohol but everybody keeps advising me to eat like shit and drink like crazy got to love hormone replacement

#10

You need more estrogen, beer is a good way to get that. I am not advising going overboard on your calories.

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#11

This is worth reading through if you have not already.

#12

Thank you… I’m with defy as my provide so maybe I’ll call and ask them some ideas.