My husband tried his first HCG injection last week and was doubled over in pain. I was so surprised. He's extremely strong. He is 50 years old but in impeccable shape. (Retired and works out everyday). I haven't heard many people discuss the pain of the shots but it seemed extreme to me. Was there something we did wrong or is this reaction unusual? He hurt for days from the one shot & we didn't go forward.
We too were not told of the effects of Testim on sperm count and my husband has a zero count. It's so upsetting because I turn 40 in 6 months and time is so important. If I put my husband through these shots, is there a a decent chance the HCG will work? Or is it less likely because his age is 50 and he has been on Testim for 3 years? Is there another option we should consider? We did try to have him just go off the Testim and that didn't work. By day 5 he was too depressed to even want a baby. Our Urologist says he can stay on the Testim with the HCG injections. Can that be true? Will that lessen the results? My husband will take the shots for me but I just want to be sure this is the best path for us before I subject him to this pain. Running out of time and appreciate a response. Thank you!View Thread
You are right! Thank you for your reply. My husband was brave enough to try again with the HCG and no pain. . However tonight (after second injection at noon) he is having a panic attack or something. His heart is racing, he has headache and is short of breath. Should I be worried? We called our Doctor and he was not helpful. I think ticked we woke him up and said it's not likely to be the HCG but if worse go to ER. I just feel like we are so alone with this. How do I know if I'm doing something dangerous. Is my Doc taking into account other meds my husband is on or any of his personal history? He's physically strong but has been through recovery, lymes disease and some other things. Is it typical to get little communication with the Doctor? How do I know if this is a fit for my husband when I want a baby so badly? Do you know how I find other Doctors in my area who do HCG injections? My gut feels like we need a more involved Doctor to help us. And i am afraid my husband will stop the process since the side effects feel extreme to him. And worse I fear if I push him forward, he could get hurt. Thank you so much for your input. We need some help!View Thread
I am trying to figure out to post so apologize that I am jumping in on someone else's discussion. Amy, my husband tried his first HCG injection and nearly doubled over in pain. He is a very strong man in impeccable shape. No body fat. He found it unbearable. Everyone talks about these HCG injections as a reasonable option but I was horrified seeing his reaction. Did we do something wrong and is this abnormal? I can't imagine asking him to take these shots for 3 months after that one experience. Also, we too were not told that Testim would lower sperm count and my husband was on it for 3 years recently. Are the odds good/bad or indifferent that the HCG shots could restart him up again? He is 50 years old.View Thread
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