I'm nowhere near needing trt. Just had a thought which popped in my hea I can't figure out.. When guys are put on trt how does it get the body to start making test itself.. Wouldn't the injections keep you shut down??
trt is for life bud. Doc shuts you down with replacement test
So wouldnt it make sense to just prescribe hcg firstOriginally Posted by DetroitHammer
Ive seen a lot of people say once their test levels are in the nirmal range the treatmentt is stoppedOriginally Posted by cartoon
the main reason to prescribe hcg first would be if not only testosterone levels are low, but LH levels are too. then its worth trying hcg first to see if using that as replacement LH raises total + free testosterone. If LH isn't low, hcg alone usually won't do much.
Test- 291, 273
LH- 3.8, 3.5
FSH- 2.9, 2.8
My doc wants me on 150mg test cyp ew. Would I be someone that would be better off trying HCG first?
The range for LH was 1.5-12.5 (I believe that was the high side). I was definitely in the normal range for LH, but it was on the low side.
Typically, a guy on AAS, running a cycle, shuts down, which in turn stops the LH from stimulating the leydig cells and so on. So they use HCG during cycle to keep the LH working, even when the pituitary has stopped sending signals to produce. If all goes well, when they hit PCT they won't have shut down the system in its entirety so restarting is easier. Guys on TRT, like myself, use HCG because I want to keep some natural production. Others don't care, since they'll be on TRT for life, so what does it matter?
So what are you trying to accomplish?
Basically, I want to live like I did before. Have my drive back, be able to cope with stress better, desire sex, stopping being so agitated, and just be a better man. Do I want to be on something forever- no. But, if it means being who I used to be, then I am all for it.
Thanks for the insight
I would think that a normal level LH, even if low, would rule out a pituitary problem. maybe not?