I have been on testosterone therapy for the last four years (will be 62 next year). I take my injections every four days (.4ML). My doctor who is the head of mens health at a hospital here in RI has always told me not to bother with taking HCG because it does not help and hinders the whole idea behind using the test therapy. So I'm wondering if that is true. But lately I'm getting tired of my nuts looking like raisenetts. Does it stop a person from getting the full affect of the t - therapy.
I can't imagine why he would say that. Consider this: Dr. Lipshultz, who can run circles when it comes to TRT around almost any doc in the country, studied giving HCG + TRT to men. What did he find? Did the men get shut down or have major issues? No, what he found was that it restored their fertility. Yes, if you do low dose HCG at the right dosage and frequency, you can reactivate the testicle to where fertility is restored.
Around a fourth of men that have been on TRT for awhile will find that restoring HCG will do things like restore libido and improve mood as well.
Finally, consider this: if your testosterone has been significantly raised from TRT, your LH will drop to near zero. This happened to me. You have LH receptors all over your body and their purpose is not that well understood. But you have some in the hippocampus for example. HCG will latch onto those receptors and can hopefully restore some of their original purpose:http://www.peaktestosterone.com/LH_Luteinizing_Hormone_Receptor.aspx
Finally, HCG may increase some of our "production line"hormones such as progesterone and cortisol, which have probably fallen if your LH is truly 0 or near to it. I believe this happened to me and here is a discussion of that:http://www.peaktestosterone.com/HCG_Increase_Pregnenolone.aspx
So I'm not trying to push you onto HCG. But I'm just trying to point out that your doctor made a statement where he/she was either a) ignorant or b) just trying to get you out of his office.