Oral and nasal hCG does not work as the very large peptide hormones do not cross membrane. Want to find out? Get a home pregnancy kit and you need to be positive.
If you are injecting T, you can inject 250iu hCG EOD.
You should self-inject T twice a week and take anastrozole at that time. We typically see a need for 1mg anastrozole for every 100mg T ester.
Morning 96.5F is very low. We also need to see how well you warm up mid-afternoon. Body temp may be reflecting non-use of iodized salt.
Are you using a statin drug to lower cholesterol?
Are you reporting T3, T4 or fT3, fT4? [these should be mid-range or a bit higher]
E2=20.1 is OK, TT is low, but all sort of meaningless with the ups and downs of weekly injections. You need steadier T levels so labs reflect where you are most of the time.
Labs with high LH/FSH imply that you reported pre-TRT labs and primary hypogonadism. - clarify
TSH should be nearer to 1.0, can be from low iodine.
Rx Deca? Insane. Do not report volumes, mg’s please.
TRT with 200mg T cyp/eth per week is rather stupid, but fashionable as T shops become drug pushers and profit by drugs they provide.
Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category
- advice for new guys - need more info about you
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.
KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.
I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.
The value that you get out of this process and forum depends on your effort and performance. The bulk of your learning is reading/studying the suggested stickies.