Yesterday I saw a doc that is actually up to date on TRT and overall health. I feel like I might get somewhere with him.
We talked about my goals and because fertility is important to me (and I just dont like the side effects of Testosterone), he wants me to taper off the Test and increase HCG to 250iu per day.
He looked at my labs and realized that even though everything is in range, very few things are at optimal. When he said that it was music to my ears. It infuriates me that not all docs think this way.
My labs from 8/31/12 were:
TT 536 (280-1100)
BT 371 (131-682)
FT 133 (47-244)
E2 12 (10-60)
Corisol 11 (5-23)
TSH 2.2 (.45-4.67)
T4 1.21 (.71-1.85)
T3 3 (2.4-4.2)
Vit D 37 (30-80)
DHEAS 230 (168-592)
The protocol he put me on: (tapering off Test over next 2 months)
250iu HCG daily
1mg Arimidex per week
DHEA 25mg daily
Armour 1grain daily
Vit D 5000iu daily
Vit B complex daily
Id like to hear any thoughts on you may have on this protocol for me.
HCG monotherapy is another discussion on its own but right now I do have these specific questions:
Is 250iu HCG every day too much? I dont want to risk Leydig desensitization
How does DHEA affect test and estrogen levels? (my reading makes it sound like it complicates things)
Can someone explain why HCG monotherapy causes higher E2 than Test and HCG together?
Thanks guys. I appreciate your wisdom.