HCG Injections: Common Side Effects

Today, many people with weight problems adopt the HCG diet, thinking  this is an effective way for losing weight fast. But if you choose HCG injections, you can have serious health problems. There are some side effects you might eperience during the diet, such as :

  • Tiredness ;

  • Discouragement ;

  • Trouble sleeping ;

  • Headache ;

  • Feeling empty or sad ;

  • Lack of appetite ;

  • Swelling, pain or irritation at the place of injection ;

  • Loss of interest or pleasure ;

  • Breast swelling or tenderness ;

There are also some rare but serious side effects, such as :

  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome( OHS) in women makes them feel severe pelvic or stomach pain, swelling of the hands and legs, nausea, weight gain, vomiting, urinating less than normal or even diarrhea ;

  • Feeling of indigestion ;

  • Shortness of breath ;

We must also talk about the HCG side effects seen on boys only :

  • Rapid high increase ;

  • Enlargement of testes and penile area ;

  • Growth of pubic hair ;

  • Acne ;

There are also some side effects whose frequency is not determined yet :      

  • Redness of skin ;

  • Skin rash;

  • Slurred speech ;

  • Hives or welts ;

  • Sudden loss of coordination ;

  • Difficulty breathing ;

  • Flushing of skin ;

  • Vision changes ;

  • Sudden, severe weakness or numbness in leg or arm ;

  • Sudden, unexplained shortness of breath ;

  • Entering puberty sooner than normal ;

  • Wheezing ;

  • Unexpected warm skin ;

  • Pain in groin, chest, legs, especially the calves ;

  • Itching of skin ;

  • Sudden, severe headache ;

  • Depression ;

  • Blood clots;

  • Appearance of breasts in men;