« on: April 08, 2013, 02:10:06 pm »
Without going into massive detail, here is my problem. Low T, pituitary ok, Endo was willing to give me Clomid which doubled my Total and Free T levels, but when Clomid was stopped, levels went back down.
He said Clomid is only for fertility and is not a long term solution, replacement gel was my only option.
I told him twice that I want to try HCG (willing to do injections) to see if it might have a lasting effect on my T levels. He said he has never prescribed it ,and it is the same as Clomid and we already tried that. He now has me on Testim (testicles already shrinking). I also asked about a low dose of Clomid along with the Testim. He said no, Clomid is only used if you still want have children (I am 50 and past that point).
Are there any medical studies (with humans) that show HCG has a lasting effect (increase leydig cells?)on T levels?
Any studies that show HCG may work better than Clomid?
Do I keep pushing him to try HCG?
Do I find another Endo that will prescribe HCG?
I would like to provide a good study to show the Endo.
I am not ready to give into replacement gel for the rest of my life. My LH (baseline) was 2.8 and testicles are capable of producing T, just trying to find the missing link.
I am tempted to buy HCG/Clomid online.
I can provide more details if necessary.
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