28 Years old. Title gives some of the basic info - got tested in January after realizing my libido was basically gone. Turns out my TT is 150-250 (based on 3/4 tests). Diagnosed secondary Hypogonadism.
Other notes: gyno in right breast and varicocele on left side
Most recent bloodwork results:
Free 13 pg/ml
Estradiol 21 pg/ml
FSH 3.8 mIU/ml
LH 2.7 mIU/ml
SHBG 7.8 nmol/L
Total T 235 ng/dl
Been taking clomid 25mg EOD since mid-October but started experiencing fatigue and pretty real vision issues – immediately stopped earlier this week as i’ve read the effects can be permanent. Note – I DID experience increased drive/libido/Erection quality
Have an appointment next week to discuss HCG monotherapy – as mentioned in the title, fertility is very important to me. I had a sperm test done via the startup Dadi and have frozen ~40mm swimmers just in case.
All of this being said I’d like to hear if anyone has had success with TRT + HCG and maintaining/regaining fertility. At this point it’s pretty clear to me that while some people respond well to clomid/hcg mono – nothing will ever replace TRT and since my levels are so low I feel it will be extremely beneficial to me but I am quite worried about my ability to have children (will be getting married in 2020/starting a family etc)
Let me know your thoughts - happy to provide any additional information to help drive the conversation