5'10", 28yo, male. September 2019 DEXA Scan: 143.9lbs, 17.0% body fat I lift weights for 1hour ~6x/week before work. It's always been very hard for me to gain weight of any kind, and there's obviously a ton of room for improvement here, which lead me to AAS. First, some historical lab results so we can establish baseline: August 2016, baseline before I ever took any AAS of any kind: testosterone, Total, LC/MS: 611.7 ng/dL FSH: 1.9 mIU/mL Estradiol: 39.8 pg/mL October 2018, Test Cyp 200mg IM weekly + Anastrozole 0.25mg MWF for 3 months: Testosterone, Serum: 872 ng/dL Free Testosterone (Direct): 25.8 pg/ml Estradiol, Sensitive: 23.3 My doctor changed and I was unable to continue: March 2019, no AAS for months: Testosterone, Serum 468 ng/dL New doctor prescribed Test gel: May 2019, Artevis Hydrogel 75mg every morning for 1 month: Testosterone, Serum: 545 ng/dL July 2019, regimen unchanged (Still Artevis Hydrogel 75mg every morning): Testosterone, Serum: 1474 ng/dL Free Testosterone (Direct): 41.2 pg/mL Estradiol, Sensitive: 16.1 pg/mL Prostate specific AG, Serum: 0.4 ng/mL The testosterone here was anomalously high. I got the blood drawn within 1 hour of applying the morning Test gel, and I just chalked it up to that. Changed back to original doctor and stopped the Test gel: September 2019, Test Cyp 200mg IM weekly + Anastrozole 0.25mg MW + hcg 500IU MWF for 1 month: Testosterone, Serum: >1500 ng/dL Free Testosterone (Direct): 49.7 mg/mL Estradiol: 29.3 pg/mL FSH, Serum: 0.3 mIU/mL HCG was added this time because 1 year ago on the Test Cyp alone my semen got low. At present, side effects are mostly normal: Libido above baseline but not by a lot. Usually have morning wood Not irritable Sleeping uninterrupted 8 hours Bowels normal Peeing slightly more frequently than off-cycle, but not by much. I don't get up to pee in the middle of the night. Not oily. Very slight acne, hardly above baseline Sometimes a bit achy, hasn't been bothersome. So, why is my Testosterone so high right now? The first time I was doing Test Cyp 200mg IM weekly, Testosterone came in at 872 (October 2018). That's what I would expect to see. This time, with the addition of HCG, it comes in at >1500, absurdly high. I'm worried if I keep Testosterone this high it will cause receptor fatigue. The confusing bit is that I don't feel like my Testosterone is 2x what it was 1 year ago. I'm not super horny or oily or aggressive. I remember in September 2019 I had incredibly high libido even though Test was considerably lower then. FSH being low right now is also odd and I don't understand it. Any thoughts on plan moving ahead or additional blood tests to do? My current plan is to cut the HCG and Test Cyp in half and get blood tests again in another month. My goal is not to do heavy on/off cycles. I'd like to establish a consistent baseline. I don't have any aversion to injections. Getting to and maintaining a lean 165lbs is the long term dream. Notes: All drugs in this post, including the Test Cyp, HCG, and Anastrozole were prescribed and acquired via FDA regulated, US pharmacy. I have no doubt in the quality and quantity of the AAS I'm using. I've also had standard indicators like blood counts, liver indicators, glucose, and lipid panels done at various points throughout. Everything has been normal. I also take finasteride 1mg EOD as as preventative, currently no balding. I don't take any vitamins or supplements. No advil, etc.