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Hcg- side effects

Has anyone experienced any bad side effects from the hcg shots?  I am administering them myself and just want to know what to look out for.
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umm..side affects..of course ! unless you the 2 male things we have down there..stop it..HCG does not in anyway help with weight loss..need proof...just ask...
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I personally have not experienced any negative side affects.  Only good things (swelling in joints went down, scratchy throat causing me to cough constantly went away).

The only negative side affect I've read from the blogs are headaches for the first couple of days. and only 2 people mentioned headaches.  
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lol your funny..I know more about HCG then anyone on here../and most doctors..it has zero weight loss facts..ZERO..i see you have been brain washed by KEVIN THE CRIMINAL not-TRUDEAU..LOL you lost weight because of 500 cals..lol NOT HCG...stop looking for short cuts...AIDS is man made...From my studies..yes..man screwed up and caused it im leaning towards. but we arent injecting people with it...get a clue my dear..and stop being brain washed...
*I bet at 1 time you wash brain washed by the biggest scam in the world..ATKINS..LOL

Everything you offer is from people who are anti GOV ,do I fully trust the GOV..def not !! but your so called proof..is people thoughts..not facts...ZERO facts...and KEVIN T is your saver ? hes a criminal..lol and scam artist..he promotes HCG..then says use his pill form.lol pill form is a joke and would enver work..why did you ignroe the facts about HCG i posted..facts..son..facts..no, you are not a body builder...but what is a body builders main goal ? and how they get paid.. ?? its how low and lil fat they carry..and odd..they inject every steroid there is..HGH & INSULIN..but odd..no HCG. HCG keeps there ***** from shrinking from doing roids..lol does nothing for fat loss..dont you think they would say wow..all of sudden ,im loseing fat..and it would be used for that...you need to wake up...they also give it to young boys with undeceding testys..hmm......no weight loss in them..I challenge you..anyone and KEVIN to prove me wrong...he can even calL!
me...hes a salesmen...no more..no less..and a con man..and a very good 1..hes laughing all the way to the bank...
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lol its a joke and its his HCG and the goof kevin pushing it...you people need to get a clue..and fast....
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Although you are entitled to your opinion, I would appreciate it if you would respond in a more positive way.  I have no problem with the fact that you disagree with the use of hcg, but why not communicate it to others in a kind manner.  No one will ever listen to what you have to say if you always condescending in your tone.  Furthermore, please respect the fact that we have the right to utilize our own means necessary to lose weight.
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you are right...if you notice..i show those respect who give it..also keep in mind..im 100% right..that makes some mad..but those are the facts..im not mad at anyone here..im mad at the fact criminals like KEVIN T get to lie scam & cheat..you know how much $$ he got to promote over 200 people in his book..be real...be smart..its always about $$ read what I posted about HCG how can you read that and ignore it ? makes no sense..i got no $$ to make..i think the FDA is a joke also..but im very well educated in drugs..steroids..supplements..and HCG...with over 15 yrs in the bizz..if i come off the wrong way its because im mad at the scammers..not people here..or if they attack me..they  get it back..good luck to you..and rememer..there are zero tricks...ZERO  heres some info to get where im comming from...

..if you notice..those nice to me..I'm nice back..but any who...I'm very well known for knowing my stuff about weight loss..supplements..and steroids...(I'm getting injections Friday for a rib prob) so I do my home work..and I have friends in the body building world..which HCG is old news and used very much..not to be a basher..but I asked all including a top level pro bodybuilders in magazines..and they all said..HCG will not help with weight loss..sorry if anyone does not agree...but my finding & studies..im happy with..but to each there own.....to me after going though every horror weight loss story...over 100 books...300 magazines...3 doctors..and real life (oh and over $8,000) experince..there is no trick..no secreet....burn more then you eat..simple as that..all..and ps some of the dumb stuff ive done..but learned from
lost 12lbs in 5 hrs
lost 30 lbs in 28 days
lost & regained 30+ lbs 6 x in 1 year
my body has never fully recovered from this nonsense to this day...my adrenals are gone..my metabolism is shot..but after 12 exams... 5 courses...2 schools...15 yrs of real use..every diet there is ..and weird tricks..
drinking warm sauerkraut juice
lemon juice,cayenne pepper,maple syrup,warm water
no food..
no fat..
low fat
high fat
500-800 grams of carbs
low carbs
no carbs
low cal high cal saunas..I've done it all and after all this its the same everytime...calories in vs out............now I'm perfect at it..after surgery I went up to 195 lbs 26% body fat
dropped 42 lbs and went to 7.2% body fat in 4 months (my goal)
I'm happy..just could use energy....that's why IM looking into
B-12 injections, I've taking EPHEDRA for over 13 yrs..it don't even work that good for me no more..I still take it prob 3-5 x a week..this is long..
once again good luck to you..be safe
ps read about HCG from  a non-related source..I can send you many if you chose...have a good night..
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I read in your post that you have problems with your adrenals.  I currently am being tested for a suspected adrenal problem, which I attribute to my exercise bulimia and overconsumption of ephedra, caffiene, etc.  Have you been diagnosed with an adrenal problem and if so, what did you do about it?  Any information would be appreciated.  Thanks.
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HI..ive taken EHPEDRA for over 10 years..and still have it..and take it..just not as much.. to test your adrenals the right way..you need an AM/PM coritsol test.. make sure you tell your dr. dont let him short change you adrenal probs are more common in women very..to help..stop all stimulants..even coffe...you can buy some supplements..lto help..I have adrenal support from NATRA-BIO or go to bodybuilding.com ..go to store..type in adrenals..heres a good product..http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/palo/reset.html ...in time adrenals will bounce back any  ? just ask
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Thank you for the information.  I have completed a 24 hour urine collection for cortisol after taking dexamethasone(don't know if this is the correct spelling).  I was wondering if your doctor ever prescribed a medication for you.

I currently have stopped taking all caffeine/ephedra supplements.  The reason for the suspected adrenal gland problem was a suddent weight gain which started last summer.  I gained 30 pounds in 2 months with no change in diet or exercise.  At first, my thyroid was checked and everything was ok, which led them to suspect my adrenals because a urine test showed extremely high cortisol levels.

I have never felt so tired in all of my life and have never been able to not lose weight.  This has been an extremely frustrating year, so I am hoping if my adrenals are corrected, I can start feeling like myself again.  Have you also experienced extreme exhaustion?

Thanks in advance.
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Sorry that post was for fightu35!
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tired is not the word..at this time im not on any RX meds...the #1 mistake DR'S
make with tyroid is the testing.. make sure you had a full thyroid panel test..
free T3 free T4 and TSH test...reports are 95% of doctors do not test righ.t.and tell most people there thyroid is 'ok' but 'ok' is not good enough for most people...from my studies...cortizone inections or pill form seem to help greatly..its only like 10-25mg's if you want mor einfo do a search on
ADRENAL BURN OUT,ADRENAL FATIGUE...any  ?'s just ask..let me know how you make out..
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Hi- I've been looking into hcg shots.  I've lead all of keven t's books.  I going the organic route, off otc drugs and I don't want to be fat any more.  If you've done the hcg let me know.  Also I have been watching ITV and there are some interesting supplements there.  Any one tried them?
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So, you know MORE than ANYONE about hCG and more than most doctors?  But you still never answered the original question, Captain Brilliance.   The original question has anyone experienced negative side affects.  

In your know-it-all answer you tell her how stupid she is, and that only an idiot would take hCG and any weight loss is all in the mind, etc... but your soapbox ranting never answered her question.
Have you definitive evidence, ... no you don't have anything definitive other than your loud, obnoxious opinion, so let's just stick with that. In your UN-humble opinion, what are the negative side affects?
I can't wait to hear your response, since you know more than anyone else about hCG.  
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Common side effects reported include:
o Abnormal enlargement of breasts in men (gynaecomastia)
o Over stimulation of the ovaries causing production of many ova (eggs) in women
o Multiple pregnancy
o Acne
o Tiredness
o Changes in mood
o Irritation in area of use
o Excessive fluid retention in the body tissues, resulting in swelling (oedema)
o Hair loss
o Prostate hypertrophy
The side effects accompanied with hCG use (which usually relate to higher levels of male sex
hormones, such as extreme acne), its low rate of effect and the cost deter most athletes from
using it for performance and image enhancement.
Risks of counterfeit products
There is an active blackmarket in hCG and in addition to the legitimate hCG preparations for
medical use, there are counterfeits which may have few, if any, active ingredients and carry the
risk of contamination.
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Has anyone heard of this side effect from hcg?  I only took the injection twice and then about 2 weeks later I started to feel like something was stuck in my throat.  I went to a local dentist friend and he used his little mirror to look and said I needed to go to my primary dr.  went the same day and he sent me to an ENT.  The ENT thought for sure it was a thyroid goiter but sent me for a thyroid scan and uptake test, turned out my thyroid was perfect.  Now there are multiple masses and ulcerations in my throat and they are spreading up the very back of the tongue.  The symptoms I have had are pain in my ears, pinched nerve feeling behind my eyes, the feeling of pressure in my sternum area, and no one to date feels comfortable enough to biopsy them. They have put me on a pure liquid diet because my food was getting stuck so bad.  I do go tomorrow Feb 28th to an oral pathologist at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Houston, TX but has anyone heard of this problem in relation to HCG injections?
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.25 injection per day

First the 500 calories a day made me suceptable to sinus and UTI infections. If I ate normally for two days when I was sick  I gained 4 pounds back.

I was very very tired. Could barely get out of bed. Doc said sinus/ UTI and my BP was 89/56. NO GOOD..close to a bottom out. I began to eat normally..not Burger king...normaly and gained back 12 pounds in 12 days...now I have stretch marks where there were none before.

I was under the impression you didn't lose if you went off the diet of 500, not that I would gain it back a lb a day.

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I was smoking but got what seemed like burns all over my tongue..very painful burns. Like bumps. I kept rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide ...and they have healed....but I have stopped the hcg as well.

i can't tell if there is a connection.....

could it be viral.....?
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My suggestion is do not read/follow the Kevin Trudeau plan. Read/follow the Dr Simeons plan. The originator of the diet and original founder, who was an endocrinologist studying the effect of HCG.

I don't know why someone would sugesst atheletes would take this as an enhancement drug? They must be confusing it with HGH, which is completely different. Acutally, people who use HGH will often result to taking HCG to restore their male parts to normal and reverse the effects of HGH shrinking them. HCG is used to help establish normalcy to underdeveloped male parts. It does not make you bigger unless it is underdeveloped and by no means should ever make it smaller.

It also is confusing that someone posted it would cause men to grow breasts? I have never heard of that before but know that my husband had "man-boobs" his whole life even though he was not overweight. With HCG, they are gone....
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I have been on HCG for 26 days.  I have lost 14lbs.  9inches on my waist.  I have never felt so good in my life.  High energy, reflux is gone and joint pain seems diminished.  I am following the original Italian protocol.   Yes, 500- 600 k per day. This is very easy to do.  I am just not hungry.   I am totally impressed.  I am being followed by an MD that is also a restorative medicine clinician.  She has balanced my hormones on a bio identical basis.  I can not express how great I am feeling...  

thrilled in Seattle.  
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I am just starting the hcg and am just about to start my period.  I couldn't really plan a good time to start because my periods are so irregular.  I'm only into my third day, so I feel like it would be better to stop and start over after my period, but don't want to have to binge and pig out all over again.  Does anyony know if it's a big deal if I continue my injections through my period?
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do you know how hcg will affect me? i have seizures, hbp, hi cholesterol, arthritis, asthma, gerd and 100 extra pounds. any chance of keeping it off?
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I have completed one 40 day cycle of hcg and I for one, love it. No side effects to date. I had more energy, slept without the use of my rx sleeping pills, felt better than I had in years, and yes, I lost 20 lbs and many inches although I did not measure at the beginning. I lost 4 inches in 2 weeks and overall two pant sizes. Very noticable.
I'm looking forward to a second cycle of it. Plus, there are so many women around here that now want to take it, I'm planning a seminar. So, the side effects will be helpful in discussion. My doctor has been injecting it for 2 years as a maintenance program and so has his wife. Plus, he says in some of his fibromyalgia patients, the hcg has really helped their pain lesson (not in all but in some).
Everybody should investigate it for themselves and need to feel good about, wholly, before taking it.
One other thing, it was great having a friend take it at the same time. We talked every morning after we weighed. Helped tremendously to have the support.
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Where is Seattle do you get your HCG injections, which MD prescribes them?
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google hcg...

i went through HCGMedical. I lost 27 lbs in 40 days. I went from a size 12 to a size 6. i LOVE this program. It has changed my life! the program i went through was all doctor supervised and always  had diet coaches on hand to assist me with any questions.

I am getting ready to start my 3rd round in hope of acheiving my goal of 137. only 15 more lbs to go!
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