Have been on trt for about 2 yrs now. Am pretty much use to the whole process of levels dropping a bit once or twice a year. Doc adds a 6-8wk hcg routine and all is back to normal.
Have found that I feel my best with T levels in the 800’s, any more not the best and lower really worn out feeling.
Well, about 12 wks ago I was up for labs. I didn’t feel horrible but suspected my levels could be low due to lack of usual energy. Bingo, T levels were in the mid to upper 500’s. E2 around 28. Doc adds hcg for 6 or 8wks and upped test dosage by 10mg. Labs come up again. Same results, upper 500’s and E2 28. Doc decided to up my test dosage to 190mg wk to see what happens.
Anyone ever hit this rut where the hcg didn’t seem to help things bounce back? Seems really odd to me. Is it possible that the body gets use to the trt and builds a tolerance requiring higher dosages to get the same result? Doc also mentioned something about the hotter summer months somehow make the body process the test different and it has been seen that patients can require a dosage increase during the hot months. Sounds a bit odd to me but anything is possible I guess.