I’m just joining, but I probably should have a long time ago. I’m not going to go too in-depth, but you can skip to TLDR for my main question. I’m 29, and suffered from a pituitary tumor that went undiagnosed for five years. During that time, I went from being an active and healthy male to “wtf is that?” Doctors misdiagnosed me, I lost my fiancé, my career, my home, everything. A year ago, I finally met a doctor that saw how awful I’d become, and he ordered some tests. My testosterone was around 40, and cortisol was under 2 (morning levels). A follow-up MRI found a pituitary macroadenoma that has been treated by Neurosurgeons and Endocrinologists for a few years now. However, I am nowhere near where I was seven years ago, despite returning to the same weight (180, 6’) and taking cortisol. I was initially given a script of high-dose T injections to take every two weeks, and this caused some moderate gyno over a year or so. To combat infertility/gyno, my endocrinologist switched me to Clomid in January, and it caused vision issues due to the tumor. Yesterday, he just prescribed HCG, but it looks like a ridiculous dose from what I’ve read - 2,000 units 3x weekly. HCG is known to CAUSE gyno, but he said not to worry about it… He shrugged when I asked about other options.
TLDR: Is 2,000 units of HCG 3x a week dangerous? Is it going to make my gyno issue worse? Should I ignore my endocrinologist and seek out other treatments? Is there some forum knowledge that can help restore the “me” that existed prior to pituitary tumor?
Thanks for any helpful feedback! Cheers to any fellow pituitary victims or low-T folks.