Just got my results from my 1 month on 250 IU of HCG 3x/week.
Total T was up to 330 and Free T was 60. Better but not great.
Estrogen was good at 23. The doctor wants to increase the dosage to 500 IU 3x/week. I am worried about rising E2 so we'll keep an eye on it. And I suggested using less more often during the week.
We're holding off Androgel until my wife gives birth.
I do feel better, no headaches, more libido, but I always seem to wake up about 3 AM and just can't get back to sleep. Anyone else have this problem?
I have always had bouts with poor sleep, although being on test has helped dramatically.
That said, I also swear by 3 mg melatonin 30 minutes before bed time. I've been using it for about a month and for me it's almost like a xanax.
Start with 1 mg and work you way up if you don't feel groggy the next day and/or you need to.
As a longtime poor-sleep sufferer I found that melatonin worked initially, but it's effects quickly lessened overtime to the point where it did nothing for me. Just my experience...
Let me give a quick health background
Test e for low testosterone. If I inject late in the day it effects my sleep so I would assume HCG does the same. Maybe try and take your HCG earlier.
Aspirin - I have high hemoglobin in which I get tested bi-weekly. Dr. told me to take a aspirin per day to help this. If it high I get blood removed (500-1000mil) and saline put in to thin the blood.
I have had trouble sleeping for 15 years so head Dr. gave me Klonopin which works great. I was trying to stop taking it so thought I would try Benedril which used to work for me.
No offence to anyone but I have minimal faith in any supplements. I've tried just about everything for bodybuilding and or general health. Now all I take is a multi, vit c, fish oil.
I do take a stim before workouts (5:30 am). Either Liquid Clen or leviathan. I was taking DCP but noticed nothing.
Be careful trying to take yourself off of Klonopin. I have tried several times over the years and have never been able to do so. I hate the fact that I have to rely on this drug, but I have to be realistic about it, too. As some of you know, few things can wreck your life faster than not being able to sleep.
Klonopin has a very long half life...around 27 hrs IIRC. If I were to try again, I would probably gradually move towards meds with shorter half lives....and then at the end try something herbal/natural.
Thanks, yeah, I use Klonopin to sleep and tried lowering the dose and add benedryl and then added in ZMA and it didnt work. Not sure if its all in my head or not but if I dont take Klonopin before bed i dont sleep
I am in the middle of stoping ambien, I think thats in the class of benzo's like klonopin. Anyways, even with a slow taper this is just hell...klonopin was easier but thats not saying much took being off that for a few weeks to get back to normal. I think it has somewhere near a 40 hour half life in the body.
Just got back from the urologist on month #2 of my HCG therapy. Spent the last 30 days on HCG only 500 IU 3x week. Total T moved up a bit to 330 and Free T went from 60 to 90. Unfortunately Estrogen went from 23 to 34. Going to try one month at 250 IU 5x a week, and if that doesn't do much, switch to clomid. Any thoughts?
Deal with your estrodial.
At Quest Diagnostics do this test
Estradiol, Free, LC/MS/MS (36169X)
FreeE2 (0.45 - 0.6)
use Liquidex on the other day, use insuline syringe with cut off needle to measure exactly.
Start with 0.25 - 0.3cc, that is 25 to 30 units
(but with current testing you do not know if you are high on E2, it may be close enough when you use the test I suggested)
Use this test
Testosterone, Free, Bio/Total (LC/MS/MS)
you should be at the top in BioAvailable
If you are missing
add injectable Testosterone (forever).
Before you start on injectable Testosterone take care of your thyroid.
Test FreeT3, add Armour Thyroid if low, get it to the top range.
Thanks JanSz. I am taking synthroid for low thyroid. What is the reason if to switch to Armour?