When are clomid and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) appropriate?


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When are clomid and HCG appropriate?

Clomid: After a cycle is over, Clomid at 50 mg/day is usually very effective in restoring natural testosterone production. It acts by blocking estrogen receptors at the hypothalamus and pituitary. If androgen levels are not elevated, this is enough to cause production of at least normal amounts of LH, or often more LH than normal. During the cycle Clomid cannot prevent inhibition, though some think using it during the cycle will allow a faster recovery afterwards. That is not proven though. If nothing else, though, it is useful as an antigyno/antibloating agent during the cycle.

HCG: This does nothing with regard to inhibition of the hypothalamus and pituitary. Rather it acts like LH, and causes the testicles to produce testosterone just as if LH were present. It is useful then for avoiding testicular atrophy during the cycle. The best dosing method is to use small amounts frequently: 500 IU per day is sufficient, and 1000 IU may optionally be used. The amount may be given as a single daily dose or divided into two doses. Administration may be intramuscular or subcutaneous. More is not better: too much Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) can result in downregulation of the LH receptors in the testes, and is therefore counterproductive. Overdosing of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) can also result in gynecomastia.

If a cycle lasts 8 weeks or longer, I think it is best to use Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) during the cycle if possible, as described above. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) should not be used during the recovery itself since it will increase androgen and estrogen levels, which will be inhibitory to the hypothalamus and pituitary.

Clomid use should begin, if it was not used during the cycle, as soon as androgen levels drop enough that recovery becomes possible. This would be about two weeks after the last injection of long acting steroid esters, assuming reasonable doses such as 500 mg/week. Clomid use should start with 300 mg on the first day (50 mg six times) to quickly get blood levels as high as needed, and then maintained with 50 mg/day. This is needed because of the half-life of the drug. It should be continued until one is sure that natural testosterone production is back and testicle size is returned to normal.
for deca id wait 3 weeks to begin clomid other than that i couldnt have said it better
Good info!

Note: When using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) as a prevention to testicular atrophy, 500iu shots should be taken twice a week throughout. This dose is low enough not to desensitize your testicles from LH, but enough to keep a signal going, which will prevent any atrophy from setting in!