Thanks for the feedback, I ended up using your advice and decreasing dosage & increasing injection frequency.
@systemlord please help, I have been on HCG for almost 8 weeks now and have seen no change in the physical characteristics of my testies. Could this be low DHT? Do they just need time to grow? What else can I test for??
Thanks @johann77. I have halved my dosage from 4500 IU per week to 2250 IU per week in an attempt to reduce E2. Recent blood tests show that LH & FSH are completely shut down.
I Appreciate the reassurance, given I’ve seen no physical changes I am starting to get very concerned. I will stay on HCG until my testies grow back (if they do at all). My endos plan is to then go for a HPTA restart.
HCG is HPTA suppressive, HCG mimic LH but doesn’t replace it. A restart will not work because SHBG is high, clomid will increase SHBG lowering Free T even more, then when you come off clomid, your levels will be identical to previously.
There is no reason that a restart will not work in your case. I would not personally be too concerned about recovering size before trying the restart, They’ll come back or they won’t, HCG isn’t going to do anything positive in that regard that the restart won’t do. It just takes time. I would definitely try to get him to prescribe Tamoxifen/Nolvadex in place of Clomid for the restart though. SHBG is elevated because you spent time with low androgen levels, it will drop in response to elevated androgen levels, that’s how it’s supposed to work in men normally.
Update? I’m going through the exact same thing only difference is my lh and fsh are low. Hcg increased total test to 1000ngdl, but testis are still atrophied and my genitals are cold and dont feel senastion.
I haven’t tried HCG yet. But I am on 50 mg Clomid for the last 12 days. I have zero libido and haven’t got a full erection in the last one year. My genitals are numb. I was wondering if the TRT will fix my libido, erection, and possibly preserve fertility. I am 30 years old.
Just replied to your comment on my other thread. My testies and penis were exactly as you described when I initially crashed, cold, lifeless, no sensation, they even ached quite often. This has all resolved for me now. Tesies are still atrophied, however the sack does often hang really low now, while before it pulled up into my body.