Should TRT be "cycled" or not?
So I am about a month into testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and still working on tuning Testosterone (working with a good doc!). I recently received a phone call from one of the "competing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) companies" I spoke with when originally getting started. Their protocol is, more or less, 10 week cycles with 4 week pcts. The Rep explained to me that it is absolutely necessary to start testosterone with an anti E then after the 10 weeks on 200 per week you must go through a period of "restarting" your natural system with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and Clomid. He also explained this was the only way to keep your thyroid operating correctly and producing other hormones your body needs. He also said that it doesn't do much good to use Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) during Testosterone use as the T just shuts the system right back off. The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is only a mimic so it is important to regularly restart your own thyroid to establish your own LH and FSH. Seems reasonable to me but pretty sure that is not my Docs protocol nor do I see any references to this protocol on any of the forums I read. Can someone clear up these conflicting views for me????