HCG Injections Side Effects

People on HCG Weight Loss Program may worry about HCG side effects. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what HCG is; HCG is actually an acronym which means Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. The hormone is naturally produced within the body of a woman when she becomes pregnant, and this particular hormone becomes present in urine. In fact, over-the-counter pregnancy tests test for this hormone to indicate if a woman is with child or not. HCG is also used as a diet aid and this has drawn considerable attention to the possible HCG injection side effects (side effects of HCG shot) that may exist.

HCG is presently relied upon as a medication for fertility and it is also used to safely promote the production of testosterone in males. This hormone is further used for weight loss endeavors with considerable success. In the early 1950s, Dr. A.T.W. Simeon from the United Kingdom revealed that injections and oral supplements of the HCG hormone assisted dieters in managing a super low calorie diet and that HCG injections prove to work excellent as an appetite suppressant. Experts assert that an individual can easily maintain a diet consisting of as little as 500 calories daily without experiencing tremendous hunger.

When HCG shots are used for fertility reasons, the larger amount is known to cause occasional headaches, and pregnancy symptoms. However, the amount differences between HCG used for Weight Loss (125 IU to 200IU) and HCG for fertility purpose (10,000 IU) is significantly different. So there are rarely side effects reported while using HCG diet injections, or oral hCG for weight loss.

The HCG side effects, or HCG injection side effects (side effects of HCG shot) one will have to keep an eye out for include the onset of headaches, irritability, restlessness, slight water retention, tenderness of breast tissue, swelling of the injection sight, and depression. If a user of HCG products notes any side effects, it is recommended that he or she cease using the products immediately and that he or she seek out the assistance of a physician.


  1. ashlsey says

    I was on the HCG 3 years ago and loss 50lbs did the drops. .I have gained back all the weight and just went back to the HCG with the injections the first 15 days I lost 12 lbs. I was constantly hungry, moody, not sleeping well. I stayed on for 5 more day without weight loss. I decided nothing was worth me feeling like that I’m off now and started running again and watching what I eat.. There really is no quick way to loose weight.
    I don’t know anyone who has kept off the weight. I need to be healthy this is not it.. I have always wanted the quick fix,, It just isn’t worth all the side affects. As funny as it is to say, Eat better and exercise and you won’t starve you will feel better.

  2. Anonymous says

    I took HCG Shots in 2009. I took it for 44 days on 6 days off 1 day and so on. I lost a lot of hair ( good thing I had a lot. HCG made me feel great when I was taking it. I also took it in 2007 . You have to watch your cloric intake of your food. This is a lifetime commitment as with any weight loss diet.. I finished my 2 seasons in 6 weeks on off 3weeks on than on 6 weeks and and lost 80 pounds. I put it back on because mainly I did not watch my way of eating. And I was very unhappy with my hair loss which happens when you are not getting enough protein. I am looking into the Laperscopic sleeve Gastric Surgery. If you do this it is defiantly a life time thing. Go to a good doctor and attend one of their seminars. Good luck

  3. Kyssa says

    I’m 22 yrs old start Hcg about 5 days ago. I’ve lost 8 pounds in 3 days. I do get morning sickness every morning if I eat I usually eat 400 calls a say and I’m fine took a few days took get used to not eating, but it’s a battle. I’m very pleased with my results I only work out for about a hour twice a week. But this is the best thing made to man I had to lose 80 pounds only 72 to go

  4. Dolly says

    I was going to the gym for a minimum of five hours a week and doing cardio of treadmill work…5.0 to 8.0 incline at a speed of 2.5 to 3.5 for 20 minutes to an hour, swimming 30 to 72 laps/a mile and lifting weights…making good food choices 70% of the time and didn’t lose ONE FREAKING POUND since January. Sometimes I leave the gym in tears. I am on day ONE of HCG shots, and I am trying to stay positive and focused. I am concerned about my energy level. I am a teacher with two part.time jobs. I leave home at 8:15 and finish teaching at 9 p.m. If you have any advice of tips, please share them with me. Thank you!!!

  5. Kellylee says

    Hello,I’m 35 years old.im menopause young lady..after doing tuib Fallopian operation 2 year old .My weight is gain 85.9 kg.in 2 year.I started my hcg injection almost 29 day on date started 17/3/2014-16/3/2014,I loss 10kg..My weight is 75.6 kg now.My goal is to loose 25 kg..every morning I awake I doing my hcg injection .30 minutes every day I blender 1pcs green,cucumber,tomatoo,lemon with soya protein for my breakfast…I dint eat salt & sugar for all my diet meal..I doing my excise jogging1 hour..I drink L-carnitine liquid mix with water…I’m happy with hcg injection..can I still Continuous using hcg injection enough 2month for my loss weight.May I know where can I brought hcg drop from Malaysia Kuala Lumpur ..kellylee1088@ymail.com

  6. CD B says

    You have to take your vitamins with HCG. As with any weight loss method you have to make sure that your body is being fed. HCG has nothing to do with someone leaving their spouse….they wanted OUT@!

  7. Jerry says

    I am on day 7 of the shots and 500 cal. diet. I have had a slight headache from the first day of the shots. I am down 4 lbs and this morning I did not go down at all. I do have hypothyrodism but my numbers are fine. I have tried every diet out there. My goal is to loose 40 lbs. I walk at least 4 days a week and drink plenty of water. I am not giving up but hope it will kick in and give me the results that I am looking for.

  8. Jennfier says

    I have had 3 injections. I am very nauseous, have migraines constantly (live in my sunglasses 24×7), and I have had trouble breathing more and more. After my 3rd injection, I am now breaking out on my face. I have been doing everything I was told to do by the doctor’s office. No cheating. I have lost 5 pounds in 3 weeks but I didnt need the shot for that little bit.
    I will not be continuing it and I do not recommend it.

  9. Jenn says

    I am suppose to start the injections for phase 1 today. I am very nervous. I am going to supervised clinic with weekly meetings. I only need to lose 20-25 lbs and I am now terrified that I will lose my hair, become a mental case and leave my husband. Overall health good, but had previously taken phentermine. Fat fight so hard!

  10. Kelly says

    I performed the 23 day protocol 3 1/2 years ago to get rid of 16 pounds. I love HCG and I developed new eating habits and kept it off for 3 years. Unfortunately, I am probably hitting menopause and started to eat poorly adding extra calories. I am going back on the protocol to lose the unwanted pounds again and get my body back on track.

  11. Concerned_BF says

    My lady and I have been together for several years and a month ago was put on the HCG injectins shot and diet. She did it lost about 20 lbs. and looks fatastic ( I love her unconditionally, but more power to her.) all of a sudden 2 weeks ago I noticed how she starts becoming more moody and her behavior is eratic. She all of a sudden starts staying out late and not coming home and has all these lame excuses/reasons. I know our relationship has been rocky at times, but we have always let our love for eachother and wanting to keep our family togetherbe a main a priority. All of a sudden she doesn't feel like I've really loved her all these years and all these things she's felt has been amplified. That is when I started checking this drug out more and the more I read it sound like the cause. I'm not saying it's the cause of our problems, but it hasn't helped. We have kids together so just wondering if any other spouses have gone thru this or are going thru this? This seems like the weightless wonder drug, BUT is it worth the price of everything else in your life?!?!

    • Anonymous says

      I’m so sorry to hear that.. Marriage comes first.. I will keep you in my prayers… Soon she should be off the diet….

  12. T.R says

    I started the Weigh to Health Clinic 5 days ago. I was scared at first because Im curently on Methodone, and anyone thats been on that knows about the massive urge to eat sweets! I gained 55 pounds over a year on Methodone. I exercised 1hr every morning 6 days a week, only drinking water, no sodas, ext. loosing 4 or 5 pnds, b4 I new it, I had gained it rite back. Still determined, I stuck with my exercising, still up and dwn with my weight! The docter thought I should take 8 shots a month of the HCG injections, but again I got nervous. I told him I would stick to 1 injection a week (4 shots a month) granted I had my first injection 5 days ago, also taking the appetite suppresants, so far I've lost 6 pounds! I had a few slight headaches the first 2 days but those have seemed to subside, and when I first wake up of the mornings, I feel like every muscle in my body is weak, but that as well goes away when I get up and moving. Hopefully that'll be all the side effects I see from the HCG diet! Good luck to everyone that decides to try it, be safe and be cautious!!!

  13. BABYFACE says

    hi i am a 42 year old woman, i am 57lbs over weight , i am thinking of starting the HCG program. in the caribbean the cost is $1200.00 US $600.00 for a 24 week program. what is the cost like on your side of the world.

    • Antoinette says

      Yes unfortunately I have bad headaches from taking it. For a long time I just said I can deal with this if it means I can continue to loose the fat!!! But after the first 23 days Round and my 2nd 60 day round I am ready to go off of it and not have these headaches, and the insomnia is back with a vengeance too! It does work however, even if you find it extremely difficult to follow the exact food protocol as I did. It's too bad that it gets such a bad rap – but that is because the medical profession and big billion dollar dieting industry does not want people to really BE healthy and loose weight do they now!

  14. nori0626 says

    Hello, Im 21yrs old & I started my HCG diet today! I am very excited & nervous for results, is their anything I should be aware of or any advice from anyone? I read that girls can have pregnancy symptoms and can be very moody? Just wanting to know so I can let my bf know to be patient with me! Any advice will help thank you ! 🙂

  15. Antoinette says

    What can people recommend in place of B12 shots if you don't have a Dr. who will prescribe them? I don't have much confidence in Oral Vitamins. Also don't B12 shots MAKE you want to EAT??

  16. Kristin says

    OK….I know this didn't work for some people but I should be the spokes person for HCG (injections). I did it 44 days of 500 calories and injectios and lost 46 pounds and 13 inches. I was starving and moody but the more creative you are with receipes makes it more tolerable. I maintained my weight loss 4 six months after by smaller portions and better choices . I just did the injections again for 23 days and lost 15 more pounds. I look like I did in highschool. Make sure you pre make your meals so you don't cheat. Ihave reccomended this diet to 10 people and some did well some didn't. This is an extreme diet and you have to be dedicated to see results. Good luck to all of you who try it. I wenr from a size 22 to a size 11-12. I feel great!!!!

  17. Anonymous says

    I am on Day 19 of the diet (Phase 2) and have lost 15 lbs.! I look great, feel great, and I can hardly wait to reach Day 42. After reading all of these posts, please "please" make sure you are doing the diet under medical supervision. I have the best doctor that is monitoring my every move. I have no hunger or complaints. I was mentally ready for the diet and I anxiously await the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Enjoy everyone and if you do it right (i.e. take vitamins, drink water, load properly), it will work for you!

  18. Diane E. Butler says

    The first week of June 2012 I am starting the HCG injections for 28 days. I'm female, 5'4 and 223lbs. I'm estimating 2 or 3 phases for a weight loss of 93lbs . I'm already preparing my mind and body to start the process and for maintenance of the weight loss thereafter. I have no intentions of spending a lot of money to lose the weight and then gain it back.. CRAZY Thing!!!!! Keeping it off to me will be the big challenge… I'm getting counseling during the process and after the process…. Love It!!!!

    • Spankie says

      Hi, I have been on the HCG diet for 15 days, I lost 10lbs and then started cheating, still losing weight by not happy with myself. I can say though that for the first 10 days I have not felt better in years. I have arthritis (osteo) and struggle daily with inflamation and just that throbbing pain. I have cut back my pain pills to under 12. Should I be taking the B12 shot with it and can I take it for longer periods of time? I went off 1 day and could hardly get out of bed. Plus I have noticed that when I take it now it doesn't seem to stay in my system very long. Has anyone heard of maintenace shot.

    • cathie says

      Hi Diane, I, too am going to start this the end of June, your post attracted me cause i'm 5'2 and 208, so i felt we had a little in common, Do you if there is a support site we can go to????? I'm in palm beach county, fl

    • Antoinette says

      Aloha Diane:
      I did a round P2 and P3 no hair loss. Did the corrion 2000 iu injections. It really reshaped my body all that fat just going, going! I did not loose that much weight however only 13 pounds as I had a hard time sticking to the protocol. But I too started a new round today June 7th. Hoping I can be more disciplined this time. I think it is a Godsend when nothing else in the Billion Dollar Diet Scam Industry has any REAL thing going on!

  19. peggy says

    HCG takes the bad fat out of your muscles not the good fat like regular losing weight fast diets. B12 shots once a week along with your daily HCG injections is recomended. The drops you buy online is not from a doctor or practioner therefore it is fake and it is not the true HCG that had a 30 year study on. Those fake ones takes the good fat out of your body

  20. gina gomez says

    i want to tell everyone that takes the hcg shot yes it works perfect as long as you dont miss a shot because you will start to see the weight again…i have been taking the shot for a couple years now one you start taking the shot you cant come off it believe me i have tryed……now iam having problems……..confused ……my head feels very heavy…..and heart rate goes high……just be very safe with the shot……..i did have a full body make over a couple years ago and i just take the shot to maintain……….

    • Dawn says

      Im taking the Hcg shot under the supervision of a doctor at a medical weight loss clinic. The doctor has also done the hcg shot and didn't gain weight after coming off. Too be on it for years is not safe and very dangerous. When you come off hcg you have to do the maintenance period and after eat right and exercise. After hcg you should be able to stay within 2lbs of your weight when you come off hcg. You may want to find a medical professional who specializes in hcg to help.

    • Debbie says

      I went on the HCG shots 2years ago and when I went off I only put on 2lbs, I have been off the shots for quite a while and still have not put any extra weight on, you do still have to eat healthy and not go back to the bad habits, but if I want a piece of cake I will have a small one and not everyday

    • poochy says

      I am concerned for you taking the hcg shot continuously. Dr. Simeon says you need to get off of it and go on a specific diet plan for at least 3 weeks after in order not to gain your weight back. Do you have his Pounds and Inches book? Please research online. Many have been on this plan and NOT gained back anything if following his Phase III plan. Yours is the first post in hundreds I've read on HCG who cannot get off the shot. Good luck to you – pls maybe see a doctor about your heart rate as I don't think this is normal.

  21. gina gomez says

    iam a 44 year old woman and i have been taking the hcg shot for a couple years now.iam not over weight at all but 6 years ago i had a full bady make over from head to toe and the hcg shot keeps my weight down and i keep my shape but i have some proplems ……and i need to ask any one else if its happing to them……i do get upset witch is alot but thats me but i can be setting anywhere and a feeling of being alone…..confused…….and a feeling of just wanting to run comes on me and its very bad…i have my own bussiness and great pay so iam not stresed but i dont understand why this is happing to me……the only place i feel safe when it comes on me is my room then it goes away……..and yes i had bad head ackes as well but i can live with that………please some one tell me if u have the same problem…….thanks

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