1. D

    HCG dose to restart testis?

    Say you are completely shut down and want to take HCG to get your testis back to working again, what would be the optimal dose to achieve this? Would 500iu twice a week be enough? Or is more needed?
  2. J

    How long does Bacteriostatic water last refrigerated?

    So I have heard various conflicting information regarding this from my clinic and also other clinics and forums for TRT here in the UK. I have a 30ml bottle of Bac water that I have had from November last year, i use it to mix my HCG. People say it only lasts 30 - 60 days when first used? But...
  3. M

    My doctor’s proposed HCG protocol(5w 0IU, 5w 2000IU)

    I am on Nebido. Want to remain fertile. My doc has proposed the following: 6weeks between first and second 1000mg shot, then 10week between 1000mg shots. Doc wants me to take zero HCG first 5 weeks then 2000IQ 1x/week the last 5 weeks. Says that HCG works better when you have low T(last 5...
  4. A

    Low fertility the cause of low libido? Some studies.

    I recently came across these studies: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27733531/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29532805/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28843867/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31669052/ These men are not on trt, but could it be possible that fertility and libido are...
  5. P

    HCG and Fertility post TRT

    I am a 40 year old male with no health issues. I was on TRT for about 18 months at a dosage of ~150mg split into 2x weekly sub Q injections- near the end I went to 7 daily even divided injections. My lady and I want to have a kid so my doc introduced 1000iu HCG EOD. Waited a few months did a...
  6. bennettjc

    17-Hydroxyprogesterone Level - Has Anyone Here Actually Had Theirs Measured?

    I'm going for my first blood testing since starting injectable testosterone. I am also taking HCG, at a low dose (the lowest?) 250iu twice a week. I'm going to get a 17-Hydroxyprogesterone level given some of the work (posted in this forum) as it possibly being a reasonable gauge of...
  7. R

    Hcg,Testosterone and Cortisol

    I found this post on another site that I thought some may like to read here. I was researching some ideas about Anxiety induced by HCG. I realized some of this issue with Cortisol could explain weight gain in the form fat by TRT use and anxiety from hcg. "HCG and testosterone affect an enzyme...
  8. R

    Empower licensed to compound hcg?

    Hello all, Does Empower have the correct license to compound hcg under the new FDA laws? The pharmacy my doc uses can't compound it any longer, and commercial grade hcg is backordered until Feb. 2021 in my area. My doc said if I can find a pharmacy that can legally compound it, he'll send my...
  9. W

    Syringe Measurements MG vs IU

    So I back filled 30 IU of HCG into a normal syringe and it came to the 30 MG mark. So what is the difference between IU and MG? Thanks All
  10. R

    hCG half life

    Whats the half life of hCG ? is the half life different if administered sq versus im? is there a graph where I am able to see the cycle period of hCG if administered EOD? I am trying to time it with test cyp so that there is the least overlap, as the HCG gives me anxiety for 12-16 hours and also...
  11. Alectrify

    Young Guy on TRT 4 year update

    Hello all, This is my 4 year update on what has been a very long and serious last few years. I’ve posted on here before awhile back while I was on 2nd year of Clomid monotherapy, but I couldn’t remember credentials to get back to that account. Nevertheless, here I am and I promise to remain...
  12. K

    Best practice for keeping bacteriostatic water good over time?

    So my HCG has arrived, but it arrived with sodium chloride and in glass ampules to boot. My time with them didnt go well. I have 4x5000iu vials which should last me awhile. I had to order some bacteriostatic water. Without thinking I ordered 30ml worth with the intention of using 2ml per...
  13. K

    Finasteride + TRT + drastic changes in semen consistency/volume?

    So anybody who's been active has probably noticed the sequential threads ive posted over the past couple of weeks. In short, i've been feeling for quite some time that the drawbacks of trt have far outweighed the benefits and am preparing to potentially stop. Two of the reasons for the...
  14. R

    hCG, hot flash, dry mouth/eyes, anxiety side effects

    I have been on Test Cyp{100mg/week} with hCG{500-600iu/week} I am experiencing dry mouth, dry eyes, a hot flash {within 6 hours} and anxiety from the time I added hCG to the protocol. My e2 is 49 sensitive test. My e2 without hCG was below 20. I read that some people attribute these side...
  15. K

    Adding hcg, can someone explain e2 conversion?

    So I’ve ordered some hcg among other things (doc won’t rx) in preparation of ceasing trt. I’m going to give it one more shot with the addition of hcg first. Can’t hurt as waking my nuts is gonna be necessary either way. im gonna start at 500mg twice a week when I do my test injections but I’ve...
  16. T

    HCG and inflammation

    Does anybody know of further studies on this? Effect of human chorionic gonadotropin on cytokine production from human endometrial cells in vitro - PubMed I'm aware that this may not be relevant, since it's in vitro on endometrial cells, and so not even in men. But as someone who is avoiding...
  17. T

    Sensitive to E2 - subq and HCG

    Hi guys, I'm very sensitive to medium to medium high E2. I feel like absolute shit, depressed, anxious, low libido. I talked to a new doctor who wants to put me on subq test Cyp and HCG: As far as I understand there's more aromatase in the fat, and so I'd think I would aromatise more with...
  18. B


    Anyone have some insight on Gonaderalin?
  19. J

    HPTA Restart while continuing Propecia

    Does anyone have any experience with doing an HPTA restart while staying on Propecia? I Plan on using HCG, CLOMID, Nolvadex, HMG and was wondering if anyone was successful at achieving fertility while not discontinuing Propecia. Please no comments about dropping the Propecia. I haven’t come this...
  20. D

    Can HCG alone cause sleep apnea?

    since trt can cause sleep apnea, wondering if the same is true for hcg?
  21. J

    HCG Expiration Date

    If I keep my HCG (not constituted) will it last past the expiration date? Dry powder form, completely away from sunlight. I have a ton of it but it expires next August and I plan on using it in October. How less potent do you think it would be?
  22. S

    Should I inject hCG IM or subcutaneously?

    I'm confused about how to inject HCG. My prescription says to inject it intramuscular, but everything I read on this site, says it should be injected subcutaneous. Which do you guys recommend and why?
  23. A

    Testicular Atrophy - Any Legitimate Risks?

    I stopped using HCG about a year ago and have noticed considerable atrophy. I saw a urologist yesterday and he seemed concerned that my left testicle was hanging significantly higher than the other (almost one inch higher). He had me cough twice, presumably checking for a hernia, and then he no...
  24. A

    Is stability really something to aim for?

    Like some others I find that I feel best when Test is rising not when it is stable. Has anyone constructed a protocol that makes them feel great with high libido at the weekends and a little less distracted throughout the week when you have to get work done? Mon-Fri for me is sat behind a desk...
  25. D

    New Start w/HCG(250ui EOD) Now Recurring Herpes Outbreaks

    Wanting to know if others have had a similar result of having more frequent recurring HSV-2 outbreaks when using HCG. It is the only change in my protocol within the last 3 weeks and I have had now 3 separate outbreaks back-to-back-to-back. I'm clipped so not needing HCG for fertility, but...
  26. S

    Weight gain from HCG?

    Has anyone else experienced weight gain on HCG? I'm also on an antidepressant known for weight gain (Nardil) but I've been fine mysteriously until the day I started HCG recently. Suddenly had tons of food cravings and put on a few pounds (which I suspect is water but who knows).
  27. S

    Trying HCG once more - dosage and advice?

    I've done poorly the last couple times I tried HCG, but my girlfriend and doctor and I decided to give it one more shot to help preserve fertility in the coming years. Plus, this is the first year that I've learned to leave my T cyp dose alone, and have really positive/consistent results. I...
  28. P

    hcg made hemoglobin go high

    I have been on trt for many yrs ..Recently I did the scrotal cream at 50mg a day ...Well I needed hcg bad as testicles were pulsating ..In any event I took a few HCG shots that week ..Had horrible heart palpitations ...I am a bio chemist btw which means nothing in the trt world lol ,,but I know...
  29. W

    Gonadorelin to Replace hCG: Compounding pharmacy source

    Hi all, Does anyone currently use or know of a compounding pharmacy producing gonadorelin other than Hallandale? Hallandale cannot ship to California unfortunately. Thank you!
  30. S

    Accidentally Double Dipped needle Test Cyp to HCG

    I had all my needles lined up tonight. Injected testosterone cyp first, then I mistakenly used the same needle for HCG. Is this going to taint my bottle of HCG (oil and water)?
  31. C

    HCG Sources

    Hey guys, Been a long while since I posted here. Things are going OK on TRT but now that I cannot get compounded HCG looking for pharmacy sources now. I have called several places and no one seems to carry it. Any ideas?