I had the exact same issues on HCG. I was at 0.2ml Test every other day, 500IU of HCG every 4 days and 0.125mg Anastrozole every 4 days. The doc took me off the HCG until we talk. Our consult is today and I will try to let you know what he says.
About 3 hours after I inject the HCG (sub-q in belly) I get really bad palpitations, chest tightness and reflux. This slowly dissipates over the next 36 hours. During this time, my testicles get much larger. The entire time I am very susceptible to shortness of breath. After the 36 hours I’m doing really well and I feel great, still get shortness of breath though. On the 4th day, before the HCG shot I usually experience a headache in my temples.
The first 3 weeks I was on HCG didn’t cause this. I suspect this was because my testicles were so atrophied from years of testosterone without HCG as a backup. Once my testicle size came back; however, the issues with the HCG started.
My testosterone was a little elevated on tests. E2 was right in the middle of the normal range. My RBC count is elevated but it’s always elevated because I live at atltitude in Colorado.
Even with donating blood, eating 1/2 grapefruit daily and taking a baby aspirin daily, all of which should have helped with the high RBC count, I still got the shortness of breath.
Anyway, appointment with Doc today. Will try to let you know what he says.