I think this is one the best examples of why people need to find out if they are primary or secondary.
I am now in my 3rd week of my self induced experiment with adding HCG to my protocol. I am primary, and had no issues whatsoever with aching and very little shrinkage after 8 months of being on T mono therapy. Basically my nuts were already not functioning properly.
HCG in my opinion (for primary guys), and so far this has been proven correct in my case, can only serve as being beneficial for keeping LH receptors firing and may help to support healthy adrenal function. Ironically, this may not prove to be ANY more advantageous than a good quality adrenal support supplement (this will be my next experiment).
So far I have noticed a small elevation of BP for the first week or so, which has seemed to level back out. I also have noticed a slight improvement in the last week to an intermittent ED, where the erections seem to be easier to maintain.
So do you need HCG? From what I am seeing, if you are secondary and have trouble with aching testicles, or are trying to maintain fertility, or if you want to be able to get away with a little less testosterone per dose…HCG would be a good addition to your protocol IF you are not extremely overweight and have the propensity for excess aromatase.
If you are primary, you might come out a lot cheaper with a good quality adrenal support supplement and give yourself the gift of poking fewer holes per week into your body.
Just my opinions and observations so far, which may be subject to change over the course of my 12 week experiment.