Just start taking hcg now. That anyone on trt is not using it in conjunction with their current therapy is puzzling to me. The sooner you get on the better the results. And if you don’t get enough results then you’re going to have to spend many thousands of the dollars per month on HMG. Best to avoid that if possible.
Yea fair point. My dr apparently gets some sort of better pricing on HCG through Empower too.
If I’m on a modest dose of, say, 900IU/week, do you think I’ll be cranking out sperm? Not trying to be super fertile until we’re ready. I’ve really become complacent with not having to worry about kids on just T cyp.
Your sperm count will be low regardless of the dose.
There are two reasons to use hCG, fertility or cosmetic, i.e. increasing testicular size. If cosmetic does not matter, you can wait until you’re ready to work on that baby. If it is testicular atrophy, then I’d cycle it throughout the year. Men do not have much hCG, so it is not natural to have high levels of it. Guys who have been on TRT for one or more years have conceived within two months of using hCG. Dose we use is 250IU three times a week or 350IU twice a week.
One of my patients had his wife pregnant four times last year, starting within two months of adding hCG. His wife miscarried all of them. OB couldn’t figure it out, so she told his wife she was miscarrying because her husband was on testosterone. Can’t make this stuff up.
Then I would not change anything.
There is no need for hCG unless trying to conceive or keep the boys plumped up.
Whatever dose you end up using, you’ll know it’s working if your testicular size increases.
I’m convinced some TRT clinics just sell hCG like it’s some sort of up charge, given to older guys not interested in children, unconcerned with atrophy, vasectomies. Then younger guys not even in relationships, or gay.
Wait until you’re ready to conceive.
No. I don’t know what is worse, that, or telling a woman she miscarried because her husband is on TRT.
If you want some peace of mind, run hCG for six weeks. Testicular size returns in about one to two weeks, so you’ll know it is working.