Question: I wanted to ask about thyroid meds. I’m on 5mg(2xdaily) T3 med. Cytomel & 25mg Synthroid. And a little Bioidentical Testosterone. Do you know if any of these would cause the hcg to work differently like I would need less or more if I’m taking thyroid meds ... [Continue Reading]
Depression and Vitamin D Levels on the hCG Diet
There are MANY different causes of Depression, so this is not at all to say the following is the cause. BUT, if it's been dark out for awhile- like a long winter that I experience in 2018-2019, OR if you avoid the sun entirely because of what you've read about cancer, and ... [Continue Reading]
I’m having an unusual period on the hCG Diet
Original email for context: I’m experiencing unusual period ...had it for a few days then not for a day then back...repeat. Have you head other women experience this while taking hCG injections? Yes, many ladies have experienced this and it should pass after you're ... [Continue Reading]
Will the HCG diet work if I have had hysterectomy and am on estrogen?
Hello! I've actually interviewed a few ladies on the blog who successfully went through the hCG Diet protocol after a hysterectomy. I am not sure exactly what hormones if any they were on following this, but hopefully you can glean some knowledge and hope from their ... [Continue Reading]
Is it okay to continue taking Amberen for Menopause on the hCG Diet?
I see that Amberen is a medication / supplement for treating the symptoms of Menopause. I looked at the ingredients and they all seemed fine (things like zinc and types of calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E etc) EXCEPT that it contains MSG - which seems very odd. This Amberen ... [Continue Reading]
I’m wondering what information you have about taking hCG injections for the Diet when your hormones are off balance in perimenopause?
Original email for context: I'm wondering what information you have about taking hcg injections when your hormones are off balance? I just turned 52 and had my first missed period in September and again in October. I am officially in peri-menopause. Hot flashes and ... [Continue Reading]
Is the hCG Diet safe for an older person to do?
Original email for context: I am thinking about starting a new round of hcg but I am 70 years old and was wondering if it is safe for someone my age. Can you please give me some input and tell me which of your suppliers you prefer. While I can't say for sure that hCG is ... [Continue Reading]
Has anyone had blurred vision on the hCG Diet? I’m having constant buzzing in my head and eyes.
Hmm- that does not sound good. While I haven’t had concerns about blurred vision specifically, we definitely have women struggling with dizziness and light-headedness, as well as headaches the first days or week of the protocol. Usually this is either from: ... [Continue Reading]
Is it okay to start hCG right after my surgery?
Being bedridden won’t be an issue but I think being on low-calorie diet while recovering from a surgery can be tough. Our bodies are working very hard to heal and adding VLCD could affect the speed of your healing too. I would highly suggest to hold it off until you’ve ... [Continue Reading]
I am peri-menopausal and experienced severe hot flashes after completing HCG diet. I’m hesitant to start again.
Original email for context: I am peri-menopausal and just experienced some severe hot flashes immediately after completing a round on the HCG diet. I lost 15-17lbs while using the HCG injections, but it was concerning that I not only gained the weight back fast but also ... [Continue Reading]
Can I do the hCG Diet if I have Type 2 Diabetes?
Please note, I am not a medical professional and I am not qualified to give medical advice- this is simply some food for thought from a non-professional okay? Re diabetes - how you go about this depends on whether or not your diabetes is controlled through diet or with ... [Continue Reading]
Can I do the hCG Diet with PCOS?
I don't have any scientific data about this but I'll share what I can in case it helps you. From what I've read, if you are overweight and have PCOS, losing weight can improve symptoms. But the problem is as many ladies with PCOS know, it's very easy to gain weight and ... [Continue Reading]
Can I do the hCG Diet if I have Hashimotos Thyroid Disease?
I actually have hashimotos thyroiditis too! I was diagnosed with it before I discovered the hCG program, in 2010 about 9 years ago. So I did my entire hCG journey with this disease successfully. I'll share my experience in case it helps you. I have had a lot of ups and ... [Continue Reading]
How to help leg cramps on the hCG Diet?
Leg cramps are a common complaint with hCG ladies - from my research the cause is usually an electrolyte imbalance. What happens is when you lose a fair amount of water weight at the beginning of a diet like this, it can throw off the balance of electrolytes that are ... [Continue Reading]
Can I stay on hCG if I get sick?
Let me share just one example of what can happen when you are sick with the cold or flu or something else and you stay on hCG - this is an email I received: "I started the process and lost 50lbs it was amazing and was able to keep it off but this past October I became ... [Continue Reading]
Antibiotics on the hCG Diet?
Many find that antibiotics can stall out weight loss - I think just the stressed state your body is in from whatever is causing the need for the antibiotics then the drugs themselves makes it hard to be in a diet like hCG at the same time. Many find it's best to abort a ... [Continue Reading]
Do you see any physical / metabolic harm in doing multiple hCG rounds for the same 15 lbs?
I think the main thing to me is the rounds being far enough apart. I feel like the metabolic and hormonal harm starts coming in to play when ladies either do super long rounds or lots of rounds practically back to back with not much of a break. But I know gals who do 1 ... [Continue Reading]
Low blood sugar on the hCG Diet
Original email for context: On P2 day 6. In the morning when I wake up I feel horrible - not hungry just shaky, weak, dizzy, diaphoretic etc. I checked my blood sugar this AM to see and it was 43! I did a clean load. And I'm following the strict protocol except I've added ... [Continue Reading]
Can someone who has cancer in the past do the hCG?
This could certainly be a risk factor, I don’t know. I do know that I’ve interviewed a number of ladies who are cancer survivors who then did the hCG diet more than once - they felt comfortable with this and seem to be fine. I would not take this as proof that it’s safe ... [Continue Reading]
Can hCG negatively affect a woman’s ovarian reserve level?
I was wondering if you’ve ever heard anything about HCG and any potential negative effects on a woman’s ovarian reserve level. I have to be honest I had to look this one up! For those who are curious what this is, ovarian reserve level is just a fancy term for a woman’s ... [Continue Reading]
How long does it take hCG to leave your system after the diet is over? I need to take a pregnancy test.
Normally, hCG should be out of your body 72 hours after your last injection. Most of the time, you will not test positive on a pregnancy test with your own urine even while on hCG thought. It has happened, but it’s quite rare. ... [Continue Reading]
Can small amounts of hCG help with hot flashes and menopause symptoms?
It can actually, but it can also cause them. That is a strange thing about hCG is how it affects people differently. It must have something to do with what your other hormone levels are currently in your own body - that’s my guess. I think the only way you would know is ... [Continue Reading]
On the diet 6 days & barely lost any weight at all- like 1 lb. I’m eating what my diet handbook says. What could be wrong? Should I be exercising too?
Actually, a lot of women don’t do well with exercise while on P2 both in weight loss and energy - so if you’re not doing that, I am doubtful it would help. It seems like there might be something else going on in your body right now. hCG doesn’t cause you to lose weight, ... [Continue Reading]
Have you experienced other women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) doing HCG?
Yes! We have encountered a few ladies who are on HRT and hCG at the same time with no issues so I think it does work despite being on hormone therapies. Most of them have been guided by doctors or naturopaths. One thing that can happen sometimes is a bit of a slower ... [Continue Reading]
Can I do hCG with a lot of medical conditions? Diabetes, etc…
We really aren’t qualified to give any advice on this matter. What I will say is this- there are plenty of brick and mortar weight loss clinics that administer this diet where you can do it under the full supervision of a medical doctor with lab work and check-ins and ... [Continue Reading]
Can you do the hCG diet without a thyroid?
The short answer is yes. Since most women who’ve had their thyroid removed are on thyroid medication to compensate, usually ladies on hCG in this state do just as well as anyone else. If you are still not optimized with your thyroid medication (ie you still have ... [Continue Reading]
Is it safe to take HCG while on blood pressure meds?
We're very sorry but we are not really equipped to provide medical advice on a question like this when it comes to medications & hCG. I think it's best in a case like this to consult with your prescribing doctor on potential contraindications and such. When you have ... [Continue Reading]
Can I do the hCG Diet after Weight Loss Surgery WLS?
Original email for context: I had Successful Gastric Bypass surgery 17 years ago but never got to goal weight. Have you dealt with any other weight surgery people? My stomach is so small and I have maintained this "tool" over the years by fasting. Actually, yes! Rayzel ... [Continue Reading]
With PCOS & blood sugar problems, should I do the 800 calorie protocol and very low-carb high-fat Keto version of P2?
If you're doing low-carb high-fat, you might want to look into the keto-assisted protocol. We don't have much info about this though but you can easily find FB groups that do the hCG 3.0 protocol which is Keto based - they may be able to help on this. The original hCG ... [Continue Reading]
Did you take your thyroid medication while doing phase 2 of hCG Diet?
Original email for context: I just switched to NP (nature thyroid) and my last round I kept taking the medication (synthetic). I had never thought it could interfere with weight loss. What do you recommend? Yes I did continue my thyroid meds while on P2. I know Dr. ... [Continue Reading]
Where can I buy t3 / Cytomel Thyroid medication online?
For a long time, I was buying my own T3 medication online from Mexico. The trouble is, the main quality manufacturer in Mexico - called Grossman - I don’t know what’s happened - but it has not been available online for much of the past 4-5 years. I saw it come back ... [Continue Reading]
What can you tell me about adrenal fatigue?
Original email for context: Also, you discuss adrenal fatigue a lot. There was a period I feared I had that. I bought “Active adrenal” and started taking that. I don’t know how to tell if it’s working &/or whether my adrenals are okay now. You say it takes a long time ... [Continue Reading]
I’m curious as to what or if your health issues are and if they might have anything to do with doing HCG?
Original email for context: I'm curious as to what or if your health issues are and if they might have anything to do with HCG? I am just about to start yet another round (7th?) and I never really think what the future consequences could be from this. Do you have any ... [Continue Reading]
Phentermine on hCG?
Original email for context: Phentermine - have you used a light dose to help with hunger, just in Phase 2? My sister did & she says it made all the difference. We've heard of many ladies who used phentermine but no one on the hcgchica team, including myself, has used ... [Continue Reading]
Will hCG work for me if I had a hysterectomy?
I do have an hCG success story interview with a woman who did hCG after a total hysterectomy and hypothyroidism to boot - her story will probably help you! Episode 48 - Nisa’s hCG Story We hope that helps inspire you. Of course for anything medical related, we are not ... [Continue Reading]
Is it dangerous or unhealthy to do the HCG diet on and off for 5 years or longer?
I think this depends on how much of the time during the past 5 years you’ve been on it. If a person is doing this diet as a cleanse like once a year, I think that actually has merit as something worth doing. Your body has plenty of time between each round to be stable ... [Continue Reading]
Can I take my progesterone cream on the hCG Diet?
Additional from original email for context: My cream helps me a lot, but I’ve read it’s not recommended. This is one of those things that I’m definitely not qualified to give medical advice and you should consult with your doctor about this. I’ll share what little info ... [Continue Reading]