1. T

    fsh - info and why so expensive

    I've only started researching fsh so probably a bit cheeky to ask without making more effort. Fertility aside, why is it beneficial? Effect of TRT vs hCG/FSH on upstream hormone pathways. This post covers some of it. I'll have to read it more clearly, and generally some extra info, to see the...
  2. A

    Low LH and FSH

    Hi guys, Hope everyone is staying safe, 30 yr old, good health, no medication. Feeling fatigued, brain fog, no motivation and indecisive asf, low semen volume. Got various blood done on different occasions, my doctor is useless so I used a private clinic I paid for, got bloods done on 6...
  3. H

    Are there any problems with having zero gonadotrophin?

    I've been on TRT for 6 years now and I have no complaints. It's been wonderful for me. I'm on 4 pumps of Androgel daily with 500iu's of HCG every other day. I remember reading, a long time ago, that HCG is recommended with TRT and one of the reasons is that it'll activate LH receptors across...
  4. J

    Still have not figured out why i have high LH but low FSH before I started

    anyone have any idea on this? Ive never seen this before anywhere LH 12.3 ref 1.7-8.6 FSH 2.9 ref 1.5-12.4 total T 440 free T 11.7
  5. T

    HMG and FSH prices??

    I’m having such a hard time getting a good idea of pricing on these two meds. Empower is telling me they need to see my prescription before they give me a price quote. My Dr is willing to write a prescription for either but I’d like to know pricing before I decide. Anyone? And for that matter...
  6. A

    HCG Dosage for Primary Hypogonadism

    Hello Experts, I am new to the group but have been doing small research for a long time. I understand that the normal dosage for TRT is 75mg testosterone biweekly and 500iu HCG Biweekly for someone who wants to maintain fertility while on TRT (Assuming there testicles are working fine). So, Now...
  7. J

    Hcg and levels of LH and FSH

    Hi everybody stopped by to ask a question to see if anybody could help me out. I was curious if my luteinizing hormone and my follicle stimulating hormone levels are going to change with my HCG that I'm taking? I have been on a certain amount of HCG but my blood work is still showing my LH and...
  8. T

    T + HCG + (FSH or HMG)?

    My NP is giving me the option of HMG or FSH. I already take about 500iu of HCG per week (split into two, any more aromatizes). Any reason to go for FSH over the HMG....cost, effect?
  9. T

    TRT while fixing fertility?

    I've been using steroids for 22 years (I'm 40). It started with bodybuilding (1000mg test, 600mg deca, 140mg Dbol/week) for a few years, then maintaining size (400-600mg of mostly testosterone/week). For the last 3 years it's been TRT with labs at 200mg/week. I've actually lowered it to...
  10. D

    Fertility Recovery - Wife Unimpressed With Sterility

    Been on TRT for about 2.5 years. 34 year old male. I have 2 kids and want to keep the party going with a 3rd, possibly even 4th. Hopefully some information that comes out of this can help someone else. Of course, I am hoping it will help me too. I've spent about 4 weeks reading info here and I...
  11. J

    TRT+ HCG+FSH Dosage

    I know there is a thread related to this but it was old and i thought i will create a new one. So I have low testosterone and also low sperm count coupled with tons of issues like ED, high cholestrol, low RBC to name a few. So I am planning to start the below mentioned dose and check my blood...
  12. R

    TRT - HCG - FSH - Clomid? Dr. Saya?

    So, I've been on TRT alone from 9/13 - 11/18. Felt absolutely amazing for about 2 years and then began chasing the dragon after a massive drop in mood and effect. I over respond to adex (.012 once a week puts me at 5 on the sensitive), SHBG hovers between 19 and 27 and T is in the 850-1000...
  13. Focus

    Regaining Fertility; TRT+HCG+FSH

    I’m very grateful for this forum and the information I have gotten from it is excellent. I am a 48 year old man that has been on TRT since 2008. My wife and I want to have a baby now. Semen analysis pre 2008 was good on volume, motility etc. After TRT it went to 0. I decided to get off of TRT...
  14. Nelson Vergel

    Benefits of Therapies for Improved Semen Parameters, Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates in Couples with Infertility

    Eur Urol. 2019 Jan 7. pii: S0302-2838(18)31027-3. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2018.12.022. [Epub ahead of print] Benefits of Empiric Nutritional and Medical Therapy for Semen Parameters and Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates in Couples with Idiopathic Infertility: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis...
  15. T

    Has anyone tried adding FSH to their protocol?

    I've seen a couple of short lived threads on the topic, but nothing noteworthy or recent. I'm thinking of adding a low dose of FSH (perhaps 35iu per week to start) to my protocol (30mg Test Cyp EOD, 250iu EOD) to see how it may effect other areas of wellbeing and function aside from just...
  16. Z

    Yet another fertility, ancillary case following long term TRT

    Hey everyone. I know a lot of this topic has been covered a few times, but since every case is different I figured I would start an original post and invite input from the entire community. Ill put as much detail as possible. A brief bio: 40yo retired military, Registered dietitian and...
  17. L

    Do I Have Primary or Secondary Hypogonadism?

    Pre-TRT, my FSH was 3.9 in a range of 1.5-12.4 (mIU/ml) from Lab Corp. LH wasn't tested, but TSH was 2.81 with range .450-4.500. Total T was 292 out of 348-1197. Because my FSH was on the lower range, does that mean I am secondary? I was never told anything by the doctor, who was horrible...
  18. D

    Low LH and FSH. Advice and expectations.

    Been on TRT for 28 months. Prior to starting therapy, my wife and I conceived our two year old son during the first month of trying. So no fertility issue before TRT. We have been trying for our second child for six months now without any luck. Dr started me two months ago on empower HCG...
  19. N

    FSH and LH almost zero but midrange T

    I have the following lab results and I'm very confused: FSH - 0.1 in a 1.5 to 12.4 range LH 0.1 in a 1.7 to 8.6 range I'm already on TRT with Nebido, last shot that was supposed to last for 3 months was 22 days ago and my Total T is 446 and Free T is 15.26. I understand FSH and LH reduce with...
  20. M

    Checking LH and FSH straight away ?

    After pretty much a decade of losing time with antidepressants and antipsychotics, I am now approaching my new doctor with the concept of low T. She is willing to test my total and free testosterone, but she says the rest isn't important for now. Is that true ? Is there not a possibility that...
  21. Airborne Warrior

    Questions regarding low LH, FSH, FT

    My LH is low at: 0.3 IU/L (1.70 = 8.60) As is my FSH at: 0.3 IU/L (1.50 - 12.40). What is the best method of raising? More HCG? More testosterone? Or a combination of both? Also my FT is low at 0.4 nmol/L (0.30 - 1.00). Again, what is the best method of raising? More HCG? More testosterone...
  22. Nelson Vergel

    Causes Of Male Infertility

    Causes Of Male Infertility Male infertility is most often due to three factors: 1) blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm; 2) low sperm count; and 3) misshapen or immobile sperm cells. However, because the process is so delicate, many related factors can also contribute to the overall...
  23. C

    Add FSH with HCG for added fertility on TRT

    I have read the posts on HCG for maintaining fertility - along with the study done- but don’t feel a high level of confidence. Would adding FSH to TRT protocol along with HCG be beneficial around the time frame that my wife and I are planning a pregnancy to increase fertility?
  24. C

    (Case) Low testosterone, low Fsh and normal LH

    First: sorry for my english, I dont speak it well but I understand it. I have symptom of low testosterone: low libido, depression, I dont keep the erección, wieght loss (muscle), and others symptom. I went to endocrinologist and he did a test: Data: 24 years (recently, april 1, 2018), weight...
  25. H

    Semen analysis results after adding FSH to TRT and hCG

    So after 6 months of adding FSH to my TRT protocol I got a sperm analysis done. A quick background. My fertility was normal before TRT and went to zero when I started TRT without HCG. Adding HCG 500 IU 2x a week my sperm analysis results were: sperm count 2.1mm (normal >=20mm) total sperm 7.2mm...
  26. I

    Low testosterone, high LH and FSH

    Hello, Two months ago I was using SARMS for 2 weeks and then I started feeling like my libido was down, also I was not having erections at all. I immediately stopped with those and started using some testosterone boosters that worked well for a month, and then they suddenly stopped working. I...
  27. H

    LH and FSH cuttoff values

    What are the minimum lab values to differentiate between primary and secondary hypogonadism? And is there a difference in treatment for each? I've read many posts and medical websites but can't find a firm number to differentiate the two diagnosis. Here are my PreTRT lab values. LH 2.3 mIU/mL...
  28. H

    FSH stability at room temperature

    I will add rFSH to my TRT protocol in an effort to regain fertility. I usually travel for business and take my HCG using a FRIO bag that keeps it cool (but not cold) and it works just fine. It seems HCG doesn't lose its potency (based on how i feel and sperm analysis). My question is: is FSH...
  29. M

    LHRH test

    Hello guys, Nelson Vergeltold me to post my test resultshere on excelmale. So in the following picture you can see my results. He said ''Interesting that your FSH and T did not go up as much as your LH.''. any thoughts to this ? Thanks :)
  30. Nelson Vergel

    Some Frequently Asked hCG Questions

    Frequently Asked hCG Questions: 1. Do I still take hCG in conjunction with the Anastrozole? Yes. It is completely appropriate to be treated with hCG and Anastrozole at the same time. They perform very different and important functions and can work well together in a comprehensive testosterone...
  31. D

    Low LH and FSH with low-normal Testosterone

    I'm a 34 year old man and here's my recent bloodwork, with lab's normal values in parentheses: Total-T LC/MS/MS: 496 ng/dL (250-1100) [LOW NORMAL] Estradiol: 16 pg/mL (< 39) LH: 2.1 mIU/mL (1.5 - 9.3) [BARELY NORMAL] FSH: 1.6 mIU/mL (1.6 - 8.0) [BARELY NORMAL] Prolactin: 7.5 ng/mL (2.0 -...