Doctor has diagnosed me with secondary hypogonadism and is currently treating me with Cabergoline 250mcg tablet once a week to try and bring prolactin levels down as they were very high. I am also on 1mg of Anastrazole once a week to lower my oestrogen to a healthier range as was 180pmol/L on a reference chart that goes 50pmol/L- 172pmol/L.
Unfortunately, I still have very low testosterone for my age (17mnol on chart that goes from 10-30mnol) and also high SHBG (48mnol on chart that goes 10-50mnol). Doctor has suggested therefore that I take six pumps of Tostran gel daily, amounting to about 60g of testosterone and that I inject 500 units of HCG three times a week.
Any guys on here got any experience of using HCG? Given that I am only 24, testicular size and fertility were key concerns of mine when my doctor indicated TRT may benefit me, and so decided to not consider TRT until he explained that he could do HCG as an adjunct. Apparently HCG helps to retain testes size and sperm production, and can even INCREASE sperm counts?
Have any of you guys on these forums had HCG as part of your TRT regime? If so, what benefits did you experience, and were there any unpleasant or indeed serious side effects that I should look out for? I am hoping that with the Anastrazole keeping the oestrogen at a healthy range, the HCG should not present me with any serious sides or complications, but would welcome your thoughts.