I stopped TRT 3 weeks ago last Sunday and have noticed a couple things I wanted to share.
First 3 weeks I continued HCG.
My balls are fuller and hanging again.
I am more tired but that is fairly recent.
I have lower libido but that as well seems like a symptom that just got really noticeable the last week.
I have dropped weight fairly effortlessly. I think I was retaining a lot of water. I was 211 this morning and had been 215 and higher for the most part. I have not injected HCG in 3 days and may discontinue that as well and am thinking that was perhaps a big part of the water retention/bloating.
I stopped for a couple reasons.
I was puffy and had a lot of water weight in my chest on my protocol. I think I’m one of those guys that does not do well on HCG. It was giving me a bit of gyno-chest swelling that was a giant drag.
I noticed I had almost no sperm in my ejaculate and considering I paid 10K for a vas reversal for pain 6 years ago I was worried I would “scar over” and all that would be for nothing. I doubt I would mind as much if I had had my testicles and spermatic cords mangled twice. I was in excruciating chronic pain for 5 years after my vasectomy prior to reversal, mostly neuropathic pain/impingement but I had one bout of epididymitis where my right nut swelled up, think fire hose with a knot in it. So getting the reversal (which was successful) was psychologically important for me. If I went through all that pain and expense just to scar over (TRT was discouraged by my reversal doc as the flow of sperm helps keep the surgical repair open) it would really mess with my head.
My question now is do you guys think I should get on Clomid through Defy? My levels were between 350 and 400 prior to my first experience with exogenous T, which was brief and immediately led me to seek out a reputable clinic.