You can not look at pure numbers and compare with estrogen and testosterone. You have to look at where you are in range first and then compare. Your testosterone was subnormal versus your estrogen was in normal range correct. Thus you should have more estrogen to testosterone.. which is off for a man.
Let me hit my FDA prescription database on the Clomid/HCG facts. I have been off line doing the clean and fix my house to sell it walk. Sorry for the delayed response.
Okay I am thinking that the Clomid may be better for you. Just a gut feeling. What did the MD recommend first to you? Clomid is going to work on more than one level for you. Clomid is also known as Clomiphene citrate. I think it will help you because it is capable of interacting with estrogen-receptor-containing tissues in such a way as to block some of the estrogen transport and receptor cites and reduce over all estrogen levels in addition it will interact with the hypothalamus, pituitary, ovary, endometrium, vagina, and cervix. The keys points of interaction for you are the hypothalamus and pituitary.. the others are a girl thing.
Since it has been proven to compete with estrogen for estrogen-receptor-binding sites and delay replenishment of intracellular estrogen receptors, this should help fight the lower testosterone issues by dialing back the estrogen. In addition Clomid should initiate a series of endocrine events/cycles that end in a preovulatory gonadotropin surge.. this should increase your testosterone if all works out well. The first endocrine event in response experienced is an increase in the release of pituitary gonadotropins. These are what you need.
Now HCG is used predominantly to cause ovulation in women. It can cause an increased sperm count in men. HCG has also been used in young boys when their testicles have not dropped down into the scrotum normally. This can be caused by a pituitary gland disorder. Now the HCG will not trigger as much activity in the pituitary/hypothalamus loop. It kinda bypasses it. If I were in your shoes I would go for the clomid first to see if my hypothalamus/pituitary glands can function given adequate stimuli from Clomid. If there is not significant change then I would look into HCG replacement therapy as well. I am an avid advocate of only adding one medication at a time so I can see how it effects my body. Adding the zinc and clomid together should be fine, but I would give it some time before taking on the HCG.