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User Reviews for Chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)

Also known as: HCG, Pregnyl, Ovidrel, Novarel

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Summary of Chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) reviews 7.3 18 reviews

Reviews for Chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)

Mary · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 23, 2018

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I have use HCG 3 times each time I lost 25 lbs only to gain it back, but my experience I was very weak, and tired most of the time. On the 3rd try of HCG before I could complete my program, I had a stroke, on my right side of brain, which affected my left side ,less than a month later I had my second stroke. As bad as I would like to lose this 20 lbs ,and after doing my research on HCG ,I will never put myself in danger again. It's not worth it."

NShape · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 14, 2018

For Obesity: "I took HCG injections in 1993. Weighed 227lb when I began. Lost 100 pounds. I felt great, got the "work out bug" as I lost. Kept it off until 1 year ago. Going back on it next month. Have been on low ,and no carb with 0 results. I'm sure it's my age, now 47. Could use the hormones. Need to lose 30 pounds I've gained."

Anonymous December 17, 2017

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I have had zero problems taking this drug and have been doing so since late August. Don't drink anything with carbonation as it will give you a gassy stomach and cut out all caffeine products."

Nitngale · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 23, 2017

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I started off at 180. (5'5" female). I needed to lose 20-30 pounds. I stuck to the diet by the book, eating before starting "high fat foods) for the first 3 days "to prepare for HCG.) I gained an additional 4 pounds. I stayed on the diet for 7 months under Alternative medicine doctor (and his wife assistant.) I experienced itching 4 months into it (I was told my body was getting rid of toxins (??), but my weight never went below 178, although I lost inches and went from a size 16-18 to a 12-14. (500 calories a day, no sugar, carbs, oils). The Hcg was discontinued, and I was informed the weight was "locked in" at 180. I was to eat only 1000 daily with no sugar, carbs or oils. Within 1 month of being off HCG, I weighed 200!"

In canada · Taken for less than 1 month February 13, 2017

Pregnyl (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Ovulation Induction: "Took this one time dose to induce ovulation. Said to work within 36 hours. Took injection almost 24 hours ago. Have very swollen breasts and bloated and tight feeling stomach but seem okay otherwise."

LindaCBD196323 August 22, 2016

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I did lose weight as long as I continued to take the drug. When I stopped and since then I have had swollen abdomen, stomach pain, water retention in general (which I never had before), decreased urine and then increased urine. No energy since stopping and that was never a problem before. Trouble breathing but as with any diet drug I've observed (I had hoped this one was different) you gain back twice as much as you lose as soon as you discontinue it. I just hope it hasn't done permanent damage to me."

inkyblack June 18, 2016

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I have done the HCg injections and lost 40 lbs. I did loose some muscle but I kept the weight off til I had significant stress and reverted to bad habits. THat's my bad. What people need to understand is that you need to follow the HCG plan by dr SImons. No, you cannot eat hamburger, no you cannot have a glass of wine everyday, no you cannot eat watermelon - at least in phase 2, 3. People fail at this diet because they refuse to adher or do not read about the original diet and follow it. But it works when you do it right. And I felt better on it than off it - it helped with my shoulder pain."

lexus985 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 8, 2016

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I don't recommend HCG prescription injections for anything. I had the worse headaches that I've ever had in my life. The right side of my face started sagging and I was very weak. 1. ER visit , I was in the trauma unit because they thought I had a stroke. Wrong! 2. ER visit, diagnosed as Bell's palsy. Wrong! 3. ER visit, Lyme disease! Wrong again! It was the HCG! It may help women lose weight but definitely not worth the side effects!"

Anonymous January 14, 2016

For Hypogonadism, Male: "Although I had almost lost my sexual desire in my early forties, using HCC not only helped me to come back to normal life but also I feel very younger."

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 13, 2015

Pregnyl (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Ovulation Induction: "Alongside almost daily ultrasounds, it was the only medicine which allowed me a full term pregnancy. The same as Profasi or other HCG meds."

tbpixiedust · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 4, 2015

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I did 40 day injections and found the diet easy to stick to if you plan your meals, pre weigh and bag about 1 week ahead. I had headaches sometimes as a side effect but Tylenol worked. I started at 195 5' tall and weighed 163 after stopping the injections. I waited 6 weeks and now weigh 167 and am beginning a second 23 day round of injections. I am convinced that the weight will stay off. I will continue with each treatment until I get down to 125"

loseitnowshan December 2, 2014

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I lost 78 lbs on HCG and felt great! I have kept off the weight for 2 years!"

katjasliz February 22, 2013

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Hypogonadism, Male: "Testosterone injections didn't work so started HCG."

Anonymous September 27, 2012

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I lost 70 lbs. from 2/22 until today (9/26)."

Anonymous January 25, 2012

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "I lost more than 100 lbs using HCG. It took me less than 4 months to do it, and once I got the hang of it, it was easy and fast!"

Anonymous November 19, 2011

Pregnyl (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "When taken as prescribed and with proper diet its very effective. May cause heavier menstrual cycle, however very effective with weigh loss. Most sicknesses due to obesity eliminated. Again, very effective."

Anonymous June 22, 2011

HCG (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Obesity: "Along with a VLCD, hcg appears to be very effective. It was manageable, but such a restrictive diet that typically goes along with using HCG as a diet supplement is hard. Its definitely not a diet for the weak! That being said, it seemed effective. I lost minimal muscle, even though I lost a significant amount of fat/water."

twillytreetrunk February 5, 2011

Ovidrel (chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I have Kallmans syndrome and have been on this medicine along with Gonal-f and when started taking them I started producing seamen and my body started making its own testosterone. I recommend it to anybody. Awesome medicine."