I’ve been interested in bodybuilding for years now. About 2 years ago, I got turned onto the OTC pro-hormones like Halodrol 50, Havoc, Epistane, Mass Tabs, etc. Last year, I ran about 6 monthly cycles, taking 30 days in between each cycle. Around the end of November, I noticing my nipples were getting a little sensitive and a little lump forming. My first thought was that it was gyno setting in. The nipples puffed out some, but since I wasn’t on a cycle anymore, I thought it would go away once my natural test went back to normal. I tried to lose some weight as well, but as I lost more and more weight, it became a little more noticeable. Since November, I’m down from 241 lbs to about 218lbs.
2 weeks ago, I decided something had to be done about it. I thought my estrogen levels were whack and went to see my GP about some anti-estrogen. But first, we ran a complete blood work test. Surprisingly to me, my total test came back 172 (range is 241-827). He said what I needed wasn’t an anti-estrogen, but supplemental testosterone. We started last Friday with 400mg Depo-Testosterone . We are going to do this every other week for 3 months, retest blood, and see where we need to go from there.
So, there’s the background. My questions are:
I tried to get him to also prescribe HCG so that I could keep what little of the 172ng/dl I was producing. It seems that without HCG, I will stop producing my own test and will be relying solely on the 400mg every other week. In 3 months, my natural will be shut down. How’s this going to help my gyno symptoms? (if that is what is)
I tried to get him to prescribe me Tamoxifen, which he also declined. I’m going to get that anyway as I think that with the test supplementation, won’t it make the situation worse?
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!