I’m starting in on my 2nd Doctor trying to find a decent one that knows his stuff. The new guy is at least willing to look at my E2 levels, but like the first Dr, is resistant to prescribing me hCG. I’m not planning on having kids (which seems to be their main criteria on whether or not to use it) but my testes have shrunk considerably, and the stickies say the testes also won’t be doing other hormone production that they should be in the absence of hCG (or LH).
Is there some downside to hCG that I’m missing? Is it super expensive? I know it’s an EOD SC injection - one of my kids is diabetic, EOD SC doesn’t bug me. Heck, I’m still trying to find a Doc that’ll work with me for doing the T injections on that schedule.
I suspect that having the testes actively working and producing T adds another variable to the equation ( fixed amount of injected T + variable amount produced by testes) and that the Docs don’t either like the added complexity and variability - any opinions?