Hey everybody this is my first post but I've been reading this site and a few other similar ones for years. I have a love for exercise and have been doing it regularly since '99 but have been in a slump lately due to pharmaceutical opiate use which caused me to have a T level of 135 with free T at 2.0. Surprisingly my vitamin D levels were less than 12 ng/ml where the norm is 30-150 as well even though my multi has D in it and so does my calcium supps I take. I've started laying out in the sun and taking 5k iu liquigels of vit D3 and got prescribed the Androgel. I also acquired 5 bottles of 2,000 iu hcg bottles for injection or I've read you can use them sublingually with good results. My main question is can I cycle the gel? I know I'm gonna get answers like, TRT is for LIFE bro. But that's just it, I don't want to be chained to it for life. I've never used AAS and my low T is caused by external reasons, its not because my body doesn't work. If given have a chance, i'm sure it would bounce back but things aren't always that simple when it comes to these things. Can I use the gel for a period of time while working out, after quitting the pills, and use hcg either during or after I stop the gel? I would think this is a pretty common question but after researching for months, I have found very little in the way of relative info. It seems that everyone says go with shots but I don't want to, except perhaps with the hcg if it indeed has a greater bioavailability per that route of administration. It also seems that most people agree the benefits will be minimal with just T. Let's say I double up on dose and use 4 pumps a day, and then stop after the 4-8 week cycle and use hcg to get going again. Would that be worth my time? Should I just quit the pills and stay natural? I indeed intend to do just that and then get more blood work done to see where I'm at when clean. Even if I'm fine when I'm clean, I still have 4 bottles of Androgel that I paid out the ass for and want to get some use out of it if I can. Any thoughts, experiences and input is welcome. Thank you all for your valuable knowledge and willingness to assist a fellow brother in need.