Hi everyone! I’m a 40+ male and I’ve had low testosterone (around the low limit of the range) for at least a decade. Years ago I had a month long testosterone gel trial, but it dropped my testosterone value very low. Then I tried HCG, which almost doubled my testosterone value and basically I should’ve continuted the treatment. I wanted to see if my body could start to work on its own so I quit it, but after a while the test value dropped back down.
I live in Scandinavia and almost every doctor here offers gel or injections, but as HCG worked years ago I’d rather try that again. I just visited a highly respected endocrinologist and he offered me letrozole instead, saying that it’s better and has worked well for this purpose. Right after the appointment I googled it and found out that obviously letro often drops estradiol really low and kills libido. I read it does get testosterone up, but often without the positive effects obviously due to the lower estrogen.
I actually contacted my doctor immediately afterwards and I don’t think he was too happy about it. The good news is I’ll obiously get it changed to HCG, but before doing so I’d like to ask if I’m correct with what I’ve read? Any thoughts or experiences are welcome. Was it worth getting the doctor slightly pissed at me?
I’ll also try to do my part to share what I’ve learned and experienced so far. It’s actually been quite a path with not just testosterone issues but things like mercury chelation and anti-candida protocols. A lot of incredible results, but not really on the hormone side.