Hoping for some feedback here. I’ve been on HCG monotherapy for two years now. While things went well initially, my recent lab results are troubling and I am not sure where to turn (lower T & FSH).
For reference I am 39, 175 lbs, about 14% bf. No major physique changes, crashes, etc. lately, but I have not been feeling on my game, thatâ??s why I retested.
For some history, I discovered I had low T two years ago (I suspected I did) and immediately sought a doc who would prescribe what was needed. I started on HCG at 500iu 3x/wk and, once E2 went through the roof, convinced my doc to prescribe Adex (currently at 1mg/wk). Below is a history of my TT levels:
3/19/09: 284 (range 400 â?? 1080); started on 500iu 3x/wk
6/5/09: 640 (range 241 â?? 827)
7/24/09: 491 (dosage increased to 750iu 3x/wk)
My doc is out of state until early next month so I had an email exchange with him yesterday. He mentioned a dosage increase and I told him I am not comfortable doing that as it appears the HCG is no longer working. He is a big believer in HCG only and tells me he takes 3k iu/wk himself (he is mid-60s). Heâ??s been reluctant to prescribe me testosterone.
I will try to post a jpg of my lab work over the past couple of years. Random info: I had an MRI on my pituitary that came back negative, I have low cortisol, borderline high (untreated) BP, take 1 mg/day finasteride (when I remember), and my diet is high protein, mod carbs & fat (my cholesterol has always been mid-range/low; I eat plenty of red meat, eggs, etc). Supps: whey, ZMA, 4k Vit D/day, fishoil, melatonin, and LEFâ??s Two-per-Day (have 150mcg Iodine). Also two posts Iâ??ve made previously.
If anyone has recommendations on treatment options, what to tell my doc or needs more info, please let me know. I am trying to find another doc in my area but am not having much luck identifying a competent one.