I was recently prescribed HCG as a stand alone TRT because of my age (31) and I'm confused as to whether or not I should start administering it because of conflicting information that I was provided by the doctor and the research that I have done so far. Also I'm not sure of the dosage that I'm getting per shot so please help me out here.
Here is what the script says
HCG 10000 Units - 3 vials - mix with 10 CC - Inject .4 CC SC 3 times per week.
The reason I'm hesitant to start is because I was told HCG has no bad side effects but my research shows that it can desensitize the lydig cells and can raise estradiol and DHT. I'm also slightly above the threshold of what can be considered low (17nmol/L) and I don't want to further damage and possibly cause primary hypogonadism. I have all of the classic low T symptoms and weight about 120lb with very muscle tone.
I was told if HCG doesn't help then I would be on testosterone.