I have been on test. cyp HRT for about 8 weeks now (after 2 weeks of failed Androgel ). My GP tried to send me to an endo. for help, but the endo. was not in touch with HRT (actually wanted me to stop after being on it for 5 weeks and had no clue that hCG is used for HRT!!!). My GP and I agreed to have Dr. John act as a consultant and my GP would prescribe the meds. Well, after spending the $300 consultation fee (out-of-pocket) and money on bloodwork, Dr. John wanted to add in hCG and Arimidex (my E2 = 41). While I was heading out the door to pick up my prescriptions on Saturday morning, my GP called my house. He backed out of adding in this treatment for fear that he will lose his license for prescribing a "breast cancer drug for women" for a man. He also said that he couldn't understand why hCG would be prescridbed (obviously, he didn't read the published research I gave him at the end of November). What the f%$k!!! Instead of my doc reading what these meds are used for, he decided to bail on the whole thing. So, I'm now out $300 and have the doses of the 2 meds I need to start feeling better with no sensible way to get them. Now, the only way I may be able to get them is to fly to Michigan to have Dr. John admit me as a patient into his practice, then write out the scripts. This doc screwed me!!! I could've used the $300 to fly out to MI in the first place. Now, instead of spending $400 for the total office visit to Dr. John, I'm going to probably wind up spending 2x that amount now (Dr. John, I'm not questioning the value, only that the expense has now doubled!!!). I emailed my doc the paper on hCG (again), as well as, references on Arimidex
(7 different studies & websites with info.) and its uses for men, but I think its probably a lost cause. So, for all of you out there on hCG and Arimidex, count your blessings because some docs just don't get it (or want to take the time to understand it). Imagine if every doc in the world bailed on something when they were challenged...we'd never advance in our treatment of any ailment!!! It truly was a sad day, because the carrot that was dangling in front of me has been pulled away. Also, because I just lost respect for my GP of 5 years. Faced with the choice of learning about something or running away, he chose to run away. Any thoughts on how to convince my GP to change his mind? Thanks for listening to me vent.