Just wanted to give a quick update in case this thread finds itself being read by another in a close proximity to my experience.
I'm now at a slightly modified version of the protocol listed here. I do .5mg AI daily, 50mg Test (Mon/Wed/Fri), and 250IU HCG (Tue/Thur) 125IU (Sat/Sun). This is alot of injections but after 2 months my "insert symptom of low T here" are better and I'm extremely stable. My overall testosterone levels are actually a bit on the low-side for my age but my free T is smack dab in the middle. Not sure what E2 is exactly at lately (next lab is in Sept), but, I believe it's pretty decent as I don't have any of the symptoms I had before I started the AI.
I'm still a heavy guy (6'0", 304) but the weight is going down nicely. I've seen a 26 pound drop since I started this protocol. The first small weight drop was seen after starting the AI and the second larger weight drop happened after I started HCG. Before doing this I couldn't lose weight for the life of me, even while on pure T therapy (150mg/week only).
Some things I've learned: I believe I produce entirely too much Estrogen as my E2 levels refused to drop until I started taking .5 a pill a day. I believe this is due to my overall fat levels.
HCG starts losing its potency around 45 days for me and after it hit the expiration date of 60 days it's bad enough for me that I needed to order a new script (should be getting that today or tomorrow). Also, now that the HCG has lost its potency my weight has gone back up again over the last 2 weeks. I've seen a 9lb increase. I've also seen side-affects relating to concentration and mood as well as degraded "manly" performance.
As far as having HCG left that is expired; I've read that you can reconstitute and freeze your HCG in pre-filled syringes (leave an airgap for expansion) and it should come out unharmed after thawing. I'll be testing this with the new prescription and letting folks know what I find here in a couple weeks.
Hope this update can help others. It's been a helluva thing, but, I feel better than I ever have and feel like I have less roadblocks to work towards a healthier me.