Interesting. I still may do my own trial (checking sperm counts several times and consulting a doc before I rely on it), but it seems I may no longer be married in the near future (not gonna turn this into my sob story) so it's back to condoms anyway. So maybe I won't bother. HCG seems to help my mood anyway.
It really sucks that so many men go on these terrible protocols and probably come off them because they feel worse than when they started. Then they naturally think TRT is bunk, or just doesn't work for them, when the fact is their protocol was bunk and not the underlying theory. All because people naturally don't like shots, and especially don't like having to go do the doctor to get them, and the pharma companies know this and so market their products in an unrealistic and HARMFUL way.
I know absolutely from personal experience that twice a week is better for me than once a week...I ALWAYS felt fatigued and down the last couple days before an injection. I can't imagine what an 8-week or 12-week protocol would do to me. Once you get over the fear of injection and it becomes part of your routine, it's not a significant hassle to up frequency. It's 3 minutes out of your day. I would inject EOD or even every day if I thought it would be a significant improvement, but my labs and mood are totally satisfactory with twice-weekly.