United States

In the United States, millions of women (and many, many men) depend on compounded hormones to live normal, productive, healthy lives. Their first-hand stories speak directly to the power of this important therapy. As the FDA considers removing access to compounded hormones, their voices must be part of the conversation.

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Mary Gail C.
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“Fully enjoying my life as a 63 year old!”

Suzanne M.
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“Hormone Replacement”

James K.
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“BioIdentical Homones Improve my Overall Health”

Laura
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“Bio-identical Hormones Have GREATLY improved Bone Density!!”

Kimberly K.
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“Compounded hormones saved my life.”

Carol M.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“cBHT Have Saved and Extended My Life”

Alicia S.
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“Surgical menopause at 44 left me no other option”

Sarah C.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“Cats Need Compounded Pharmaceuticals too..”

Andy S.
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“Compounding makes a difference”

Joni Wheat
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“Debilitating Hormone Imbalance”

Sherri B.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“Bioidenticals and Compounding are Great!!”

ANDREA S.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“Compounded Hormones”

Betsy B.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“Compounded HRT has been lifesaving”

Jessica B.
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“My mother has been using hormone creams which have helped her so much.”

Anne C.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“The bio-identical hormones are keeping me alive.”

Valerie M.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“Hormones impact mental health”

Eileen G.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“Need access to my prescribed dose of T3 and T4”

Gwyn B.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“Bioidentical compounded HRT brought me back to life at the end of menopause.”

Dawn L.
Story Image 05.20.2022

“Allows quality of life”

Janet A.
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“Helped with my sleep disorders”

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05.20.2022
Mary Gail C.
Florida Naples

“Fully enjoying my life as a 63 year old!”

Prior to menopause, I had enjoyed a life full of wellness that allowed me to experience life without restrictions. After 10 years of menopause, having tolerated the nuisance symptoms, I was left with a sense of general decline. Where was my vitality? Where was my physical reserve for the sports I enjoyed? What happened to my once perfect bone density? Where in the world was my libido? Why was my brain so often foggy? My doctor recommended bio-identical hormone pellets and compounded oral progesterone tablets. What did I have to lose?
I can’t begin to express how appreciative I am to have my life back! My energy level and libido are once again at a premenopause level. In one year I have shown marked improvement in my bone density. I have sufficient physical reserve to fully participate in several sports and have better muscle mass.
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05.20.2022
Suzanne M.
Florida Naples

“Hormone Replacement”

I have been taking 2 prescriptions for hormone replacement therapies for many years. The purpose of these hormones is to regulate my system and to decrease the terrible symptoms I experienced on a daily bases, including night sweats, vaginal pain, severe vaginal dryness, and pain during sex. After trying traditional methods, which did not work, my Gynecologist prescribed the compound prescription of:
Estrace and Hydrocortisone Testosterone.
Since taking these compounding hormones I am symptom-free. I feel fantastic and am no longer suffering on a daily basis. I am able to lead a more normal life and enjoy walking, exercising, and having sex without pain.
I can’t imagine life without taking the compounding hormones. Please do not change the law or rules allowing for Compound Pharmacies. My life would be absolutely miserable!! Please let me know if you require any further information,
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05.20.2022
James K.
South Dakota Box Elder

“BioIdentical Homones Improve my Overall Health”

I thought it was important you also get a male point of view. Although pretty healthy,  my blood pressure was starting to go up, and I was showing fatigue and having trouble recovering from exercise. My cardiologist checks my testosterone level and found it to be quite low. Since going on Compounded BioIdentical Testosterone my Blood pressure has gone back to my normal level. I am no longer getting muscle soreness after exercise and I also sleep much better. Compounded Testosterone has totally changed my quality of life. Why would anyone want to restrict something natural that improves one's overall health? I am an active 61-year-old male that wants to enjoy my retirement to the fullest.
Thank you,
James 
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05.20.2022
Laura
Pennsylvania Nazareth

“Bio-identical Hormones Have GREATLY improved Bone Density!!”

Diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at age 39, I have been on a long medical journey trying to strengthen my bones. I began taking bioidentical hormone troches two years ago and have now had two Dexascans showing significantly improved bone density! No pharmaceutical synthetic drug has even come close to these results for me! The idea that government overreach by the FDA ( based on flawed studies no less!) may take away the answer to my health and well-being is mind-boggling.
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05.20.2022
Kimberly K.
South Dakota Box Elder

“Compounded hormones saved my life.”

My story is that I began to relapse into an old illness when Menopause began. I was very scared that I was going to be doomed to an incapacitating life again. I am highly susceptible to negative consequences from pharmaceutical drugs. My doctor recommended bioidentical compounded hormones. I was able to tolerate them and I got my life back. I don’t know if you have any idea what that would be like, but taking that option away from myself and others with similar challenges seems criminal to me. Why would you intentionally create harm to American citizens and remove a necessary health care option? We all deserve options in our healthcare. One size fits all isn’t the solution.
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05.20.2022
Carol M.
New Mexico Rio Rancho

“cBHT Have Saved and Extended My Life”

30 years ago I underwent massive surgery on my uterus and associated organs. Therefore I lost the ability to make my own hormones that would give me the quality of life. My doctor prescribed me compounded bio-identical hormones, and to this day, they have helped me lead a full and normal life. We need to have this cBHT therapy available to all those who need it. Please do not take this away.
Image
05.20.2022
Alicia S.
Texas Carrollton

“Surgical menopause at 44 left me no other option”

At 44 I had my uterus and ovaries removed (surgical menopause) as a treatment for severe PMS (PMDD). The surgery and subsequent cBHT transformed me from an angry, anxious, stressed-out woman who had destroyed her marriage and who could barely hold it together at work, to a calm, easy-going, relaxed miracle. I am 48. Without cBHT, I will not be able to function because I don't make the hormones needed to maintain mental and emotional balance.

I am treated by a physician who checks my hormone blood values 4 times a year and makes small adjustments to my cBHT as needed. I get my cream from a registered compounding pharmacy. Please don't take away my treatment.
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05.20.2022
Sarah C.
Florida Naples

“Cats Need Compounded Pharmaceuticals too..”

My cat Pumpkin requires liquid medication. Since she has an advanced palate she requires it to be chicken or fish flavors. Compounding Pharmacies are the only option that make her favorite flavor medication. I love that I get to shop locally, and deal with such nice people that are so kind and helpful.
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05.20.2022
Andy S.
Iowa Marion

“Compounding makes a difference”

My wife has dealt with health concerns that have been challenging for physicians. The ability to have a pharmacist that can compound is priceless. The ability to have a prescription compounded that the regular pharmacy just can't provide has helped my wife stay healthy. Sometimes she has needed a script that falls between what is available. Being sensitive to drugs and having side effects makes the exact dose very important. Compounding provides the solution. Without compounding, my wife's health would have suffered and our medical expenses would be MUCH HIGHER.

Thanks for compounding!
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05.20.2022
Joni Wheat
Indiana LaPorte

“Debilitating Hormone Imbalance”

I was having extreme fatigue, severe periods, and change in moods/outlook on life along with other symptoms of having extremely low progesterone. I could barely get out of bed each morning and my quality of life was suffering. I have been on bioidentical progesterone capsules for the past 4 months and literally feel like a new person. This option has made such a huge difference and I cannot believe that we have to fight for things that make us feel better.
Image
05.20.2022
Sherri B.
Texas Austin

“Bioidenticals and Compounding are Great!!”

I am a middle-aged, heterosexual, married Caucasian woman that is a mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, and business owner. Bioidentical hormones compounded for me after regular blood testing for the past three years have been the perfect antidote to hormonal deficiencies and imbalances caused by menopause. Please do not take away this preferred and effective treatment,
Image
05.20.2022
ANDREA S.
Florida Naples

“Compounded Hormones”

I'm very disappointed to hear that once again, the FDA is signaling that it may consider new restrictions on compounded hormones.

I have been using bio-identical hormones for around 16 years, following a complete hysterectomy that brought on Menopause. Until I started using the compounded hormones, my quality of life was terrible. The hot flashes I suffered, as well as the night sweats, lack of sleep, and brain fog were things I wouldn't wish on anyone.

AND I'm a breast cancer, estrogen dominant, survivor, of 18 years. Studies have found that natural progesterone inhibits estrogen-stimulated breast epithelial cells and downregulates estrogen alpha receptors in breast tissue. It may even arrest human cancer cells.

I use bi-est, progesterone, testosterone. The compounds are the closest thing to the hormones created in my own body.

Without these bio-identicals, as an aging woman, I would have a crappy quality of life. And the last thing I'd want to take would be estrogen made from the urine of mares, that the pharmaceutical companies manufacture, which has been found to cause all kinds of problems for women.

The fact that for all of the years that bio-identical hormones have been made available by compounding pharmacies, the FDA has been fighting this, and as a result insurance companies refuse to cover the expenses, leads me to believe the FDA is taking money from Pharmaceutical companies. They stand to benefit if compounding pharmacies no longer exist... and the health of millions of women --- and men, as well as the livelihood of the pharmacists and their employees at the compounding pharmacies, will be at severe risk.

PLEASE, don't take compounding pharmacies or my bio-identical hormones away. The FDA should stop citing reports from NASEM that they asked to be skewed for their benefit.

Sincerely,
Andrea
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05.20.2022
Betsy B.
Michigan Saugatuck

“Compounded HRT has been lifesaving”

Like many women, I cannot tolerate synthetic progestins or oral progesterone without severely debilitating results to my mood.
Compounded bioidentical progesterone has been the one progesterone my body (and my mind) has been able to tolerate and protect my uterus at the same time. Too many doctors are quick to prescribe women in the peri and menopausal transition strong and often unnecessary antidepressants or antipsychotics when all we really need are our bioidentical hormones. Yes, we need to protect our uterus and our breasts, but we have another organ to protect and that is our brain. Too many women are vulnerable to suicide during the peri and menopausal transitions, especially women who may have a history of depression. The answer isn't more anti-depressants or anti-psychotics. We are overprescribed as it is.

I have felt the positive effects of good bioidentical compounded hormone treatment and resulting good mental health. I don't need an anti-psychotic drug, I am not psychotic. I need to have bioidentical hormone replacement options that are right FOR ME.

Take this away and you take away the options for millions of women, who are all individuals and who may or may not be able to metabolize or tolerate certain "FDA approved" hormone therapy or may need specialized dosages because of other health issues, medications which affect hormones being available to the body (such as opioids affecting free testosterone levels) and their stage of life.
Image
05.20.2022
Jessica B.
Florida Naples

“My mother has been using hormone creams which have helped her so much.”

My mother benefits from having a hormone cream to help with her symptoms. Some of her symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, skin aging, etc. Her sleep has become much better because she usually does not sleep enough. In general, her mood has been positive as well.
Image
05.20.2022
Anne C.
Arizona Phoenix

“The bio-identical hormones are keeping me alive.”

My question: Why would any person or organization or political force try to do harm to other human beings by putting unnecessary controls on truly amazing life-saving compounds that work?
Power/greed/misinformation have no place in human health. They all do great harm and take away our human dignity. These very important hormones save lives! Do No Harm.
Image
05.20.2022
Valerie M.
Florida Naples

“Hormones impact mental health”

I am a psychotherapist who treats depression, anxiety, and a host of other mental health disorders. What I've learned from many of my clients is that if their hormones are not well-balanced it negatively impacts their mental health, especially women who are perimenopausal or menopausal. I frequently refer my clients to a physician who is willing to prescribe bioidentical hormones because once their hormones are balanced their symptoms diminish markedly. I, too, am someone who depends on hormone balance to keep depression and anxiety at bay. I recently had to discontinue Estrace vaginal cream, which is a pharmaceutical, because it contains parabens, which we all know are harmful to human health. My dermatologist told me to avoid parabens in lotions and sunscreen and if it is harmful when applied to the skin, they certainly should not be inserted into one's vagina. These compounded hormones allow us to have hormone treatments without all the toxic ingredients found in pharmaceutical treatments. PLEASE do not allow the pharmaceutical industry to influence your decision to prevent Americans from obtaining bioidentical hormones from a compounding pharmacy!!! We all know their primary concern is profit over human health and wellbeing. Simply read the lengthy list of side effects on most any pharmaceutical! Synthetic ingredients are not good for anyone with an autoimmune disease, which has become an epidemic in the US. PLEASE don't allow special interest groups to ruin it for all of us!
Image
05.20.2022
Eileen G.
Arizona Tempe

“Need access to my prescribed dose of T3 and T4”

I was taking Naturethroid until they took it off the market. Now the only way that I can get my prescribed dose of T3 and T4 is through a compounding pharmacy.
Image
05.20.2022
Gwyn B.
Connecticut Redding

“Bioidentical compounded HRT brought me back to life at the end of menopause.”

I was waking up at 4 am every night and not able to get back to sleep. My skin was itchy and dry, I was losing hair on my legs and my eyebrows, and I just didn't have the drive I needed to perform at work. Taking bioidentical estrogen, progesterone and a little testosterone helped me feel like myself again. I have been on HRT with compounded hormones for 20 years now. When my thyroid levels started to fall lower, I started compounded thyroid and I am also feeling better. I have an allergic reaction to synthetic progesterone and become terribly irritable. Could never take birth control pills. And when I was given synthetic thyroid at the hospital after a total hip implant, I was talking so fast, that the physical therapist had to ask me to stop talking!! My quality of life would be dramatically compromised without compounded products. Please redo the research and learn the truth. See above
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05.20.2022
Dawn L.
Missouri Independence

“Allows quality of life”

I started taking hormone replacement therapy 10 years ago. I always had hormonal issues and with perimenopause it was extreme. I had all of the rare symptoms. I had cold flashes that would last for hours. Mood swings, depression, night sweats. I was becoming a non-functional person. Using blood tests, my doctor and my compounding pharmacist create prescriptions specifically for me to get my hormones to the levels that I need to function fully. This isn't something that can be created over-the-counter or as a generic pill. The combination is needed by a compounding pharmacist. It has been a quality lifesaver for me.
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05.20.2022
Janet A.
Minnesota Buffalo

“Helped with my sleep disorders”

I have been using Bio-identical HRT for a year now. They have helped me with my sleep problems. The pharmacists were always so patient to meet with me and go over any questions I have and offer recommendations and make changes to the prescriptions.
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Story Image Mary Gail C.

“Fully enjoying my life as a 63 year old!”

Story Image Suzanne M.

“Hormone Replacement”

Story Image James K.

“BioIdentical Homones Improve my Overall Health”

Story Image Laura

“Bio-identical Hormones Have GREATLY improved Bone Density!!”

Story Image Kimberly K.

“Compounded hormones saved my life.”

Story Image Carol M.

“cBHT Have Saved and Extended My Life”

Story Image Alicia S.

“Surgical menopause at 44 left me no other option”

Story Image Sarah C.

“Cats Need Compounded Pharmaceuticals too..”

Story Image Andy S.

“Compounding makes a difference”

Story Image Joni Wheat

“Debilitating Hormone Imbalance”

Story Image Sherri B.

“Bioidenticals and Compounding are Great!!”

Story Image ANDREA S.

“Compounded Hormones”

Story Image Betsy B.

“Compounded HRT has been lifesaving”

Story Image Jessica B.

“My mother has been using hormone creams which have helped her so much.”

Story Image Anne C.

“The bio-identical hormones are keeping me alive.”

Story Image Valerie M.

“Hormones impact mental health”

Story Image Eileen G.

“Need access to my prescribed dose of T3 and T4”

Story Image Gwyn B.

“Bioidentical compounded HRT brought me back to life at the end of menopause.”

Story Image Dawn L.

“Allows quality of life”

Story Image Janet A.

“Helped with my sleep disorders”

Image
05.20.2022
Mary Gail C.
Florida Naples

“Fully enjoying my life as a 63 year old!”

Prior to menopause, I had enjoyed a life full of wellness that allowed me to experience life without restrictions. After 10 years of menopause, having tolerated the nuisance symptoms, I was left with a sense of general decline. Where was my vitality? Where was my physical reserve for the sports I enjoyed? What happened to my once perfect bone density? Where in the world was my libido? Why was my brain so often foggy? My doctor recommended bio-identical hormone pellets and compounded oral progesterone tablets. What did I have to lose?
I can’t begin to express how appreciative I am to have my life back! My energy level and libido are once again at a premenopause level. In one year I have shown marked improvement in my bone density. I have sufficient physical reserve to fully participate in several sports and have better muscle mass.
Image
05.20.2022
Suzanne M.
Florida Naples

“Hormone Replacement”

I have been taking 2 prescriptions for hormone replacement therapies for many years. The purpose of these hormones is to regulate my system and to decrease the terrible symptoms I experienced on a daily bases, including night sweats, vaginal pain, severe vaginal dryness, and pain during sex. After trying traditional methods, which did not work, my Gynecologist prescribed the compound prescription of:
Estrace and Hydrocortisone Testosterone.
Since taking these compounding hormones I am symptom-free. I feel fantastic and am no longer suffering on a daily basis. I am able to lead a more normal life and enjoy walking, exercising, and having sex without pain.
I can’t imagine life without taking the compounding hormones. Please do not change the law or rules allowing for Compound Pharmacies. My life would be absolutely miserable!! Please let me know if you require any further information,
Image
05.20.2022
James K.
South Dakota Box Elder

“BioIdentical Homones Improve my Overall Health”

I thought it was important you also get a male point of view. Although pretty healthy,  my blood pressure was starting to go up, and I was showing fatigue and having trouble recovering from exercise. My cardiologist checks my testosterone level and found it to be quite low. Since going on Compounded BioIdentical Testosterone my Blood pressure has gone back to my normal level. I am no longer getting muscle soreness after exercise and I also sleep much better. Compounded Testosterone has totally changed my quality of life. Why would anyone want to restrict something natural that improves one's overall health? I am an active 61-year-old male that wants to enjoy my retirement to the fullest.
Thank you,
James 
Image
05.20.2022
Laura
Pennsylvania Nazareth

“Bio-identical Hormones Have GREATLY improved Bone Density!!”

Diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at age 39, I have been on a long medical journey trying to strengthen my bones. I began taking bioidentical hormone troches two years ago and have now had two Dexascans showing significantly improved bone density! No pharmaceutical synthetic drug has even come close to these results for me! The idea that government overreach by the FDA ( based on flawed studies no less!) may take away the answer to my health and well-being is mind-boggling.
Image
05.20.2022
Kimberly K.
South Dakota Box Elder

“Compounded hormones saved my life.”

My story is that I began to relapse into an old illness when Menopause began. I was very scared that I was going to be doomed to an incapacitating life again. I am highly susceptible to negative consequences from pharmaceutical drugs. My doctor recommended bioidentical compounded hormones. I was able to tolerate them and I got my life back. I don’t know if you have any idea what that would be like, but taking that option away from myself and others with similar challenges seems criminal to me. Why would you intentionally create harm to American citizens and remove a necessary health care option? We all deserve options in our healthcare. One size fits all isn’t the solution.
Image
05.20.2022
Carol M.
New Mexico Rio Rancho

“cBHT Have Saved and Extended My Life”

30 years ago I underwent massive surgery on my uterus and associated organs. Therefore I lost the ability to make my own hormones that would give me the quality of life. My doctor prescribed me compounded bio-identical hormones, and to this day, they have helped me lead a full and normal life. We need to have this cBHT therapy available to all those who need it. Please do not take this away.
Image
05.20.2022
Alicia S.
Texas Carrollton

“Surgical menopause at 44 left me no other option”

At 44 I had my uterus and ovaries removed (surgical menopause) as a treatment for severe PMS (PMDD). The surgery and subsequent cBHT transformed me from an angry, anxious, stressed-out woman who had destroyed her marriage and who could barely hold it together at work, to a calm, easy-going, relaxed miracle. I am 48. Without cBHT, I will not be able to function because I don't make the hormones needed to maintain mental and emotional balance.

I am treated by a physician who checks my hormone blood values 4 times a year and makes small adjustments to my cBHT as needed. I get my cream from a registered compounding pharmacy. Please don't take away my treatment.
Image
05.20.2022
Sarah C.
Florida Naples

“Cats Need Compounded Pharmaceuticals too..”

My cat Pumpkin requires liquid medication. Since she has an advanced palate she requires it to be chicken or fish flavors. Compounding Pharmacies are the only option that make her favorite flavor medication. I love that I get to shop locally, and deal with such nice people that are so kind and helpful.
Image
05.20.2022
Andy S.
Iowa Marion

“Compounding makes a difference”

My wife has dealt with health concerns that have been challenging for physicians. The ability to have a pharmacist that can compound is priceless. The ability to have a prescription compounded that the regular pharmacy just can't provide has helped my wife stay healthy. Sometimes she has needed a script that falls between what is available. Being sensitive to drugs and having side effects makes the exact dose very important. Compounding provides the solution. Without compounding, my wife's health would have suffered and our medical expenses would be MUCH HIGHER.

Thanks for compounding!
Image
05.20.2022
Joni Wheat
Indiana LaPorte

“Debilitating Hormone Imbalance”

I was having extreme fatigue, severe periods, and change in moods/outlook on life along with other symptoms of having extremely low progesterone. I could barely get out of bed each morning and my quality of life was suffering. I have been on bioidentical progesterone capsules for the past 4 months and literally feel like a new person. This option has made such a huge difference and I cannot believe that we have to fight for things that make us feel better.
Image
05.20.2022
Sherri B.
Texas Austin

“Bioidenticals and Compounding are Great!!”

I am a middle-aged, heterosexual, married Caucasian woman that is a mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, and business owner. Bioidentical hormones compounded for me after regular blood testing for the past three years have been the perfect antidote to hormonal deficiencies and imbalances caused by menopause. Please do not take away this preferred and effective treatment,
Image
05.20.2022
ANDREA S.
Florida Naples

“Compounded Hormones”

I'm very disappointed to hear that once again, the FDA is signaling that it may consider new restrictions on compounded hormones.

I have been using bio-identical hormones for around 16 years, following a complete hysterectomy that brought on Menopause. Until I started using the compounded hormones, my quality of life was terrible. The hot flashes I suffered, as well as the night sweats, lack of sleep, and brain fog were things I wouldn't wish on anyone.

AND I'm a breast cancer, estrogen dominant, survivor, of 18 years. Studies have found that natural progesterone inhibits estrogen-stimulated breast epithelial cells and downregulates estrogen alpha receptors in breast tissue. It may even arrest human cancer cells.

I use bi-est, progesterone, testosterone. The compounds are the closest thing to the hormones created in my own body.

Without these bio-identicals, as an aging woman, I would have a crappy quality of life. And the last thing I'd want to take would be estrogen made from the urine of mares, that the pharmaceutical companies manufacture, which has been found to cause all kinds of problems for women.

The fact that for all of the years that bio-identical hormones have been made available by compounding pharmacies, the FDA has been fighting this, and as a result insurance companies refuse to cover the expenses, leads me to believe the FDA is taking money from Pharmaceutical companies. They stand to benefit if compounding pharmacies no longer exist... and the health of millions of women --- and men, as well as the livelihood of the pharmacists and their employees at the compounding pharmacies, will be at severe risk.

PLEASE, don't take compounding pharmacies or my bio-identical hormones away. The FDA should stop citing reports from NASEM that they asked to be skewed for their benefit.

Sincerely,
Andrea
Image
05.20.2022
Betsy B.
Michigan Saugatuck

“Compounded HRT has been lifesaving”

Like many women, I cannot tolerate synthetic progestins or oral progesterone without severely debilitating results to my mood.
Compounded bioidentical progesterone has been the one progesterone my body (and my mind) has been able to tolerate and protect my uterus at the same time. Too many doctors are quick to prescribe women in the peri and menopausal transition strong and often unnecessary antidepressants or antipsychotics when all we really need are our bioidentical hormones. Yes, we need to protect our uterus and our breasts, but we have another organ to protect and that is our brain. Too many women are vulnerable to suicide during the peri and menopausal transitions, especially women who may have a history of depression. The answer isn't more anti-depressants or anti-psychotics. We are overprescribed as it is.

I have felt the positive effects of good bioidentical compounded hormone treatment and resulting good mental health. I don't need an anti-psychotic drug, I am not psychotic. I need to have bioidentical hormone replacement options that are right FOR ME.

Take this away and you take away the options for millions of women, who are all individuals and who may or may not be able to metabolize or tolerate certain "FDA approved" hormone therapy or may need specialized dosages because of other health issues, medications which affect hormones being available to the body (such as opioids affecting free testosterone levels) and their stage of life.
Image
05.20.2022
Jessica B.
Florida Naples

“My mother has been using hormone creams which have helped her so much.”

My mother benefits from having a hormone cream to help with her symptoms. Some of her symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, skin aging, etc. Her sleep has become much better because she usually does not sleep enough. In general, her mood has been positive as well.
Image
05.20.2022
Anne C.
Arizona Phoenix

“The bio-identical hormones are keeping me alive.”

My question: Why would any person or organization or political force try to do harm to other human beings by putting unnecessary controls on truly amazing life-saving compounds that work?
Power/greed/misinformation have no place in human health. They all do great harm and take away our human dignity. These very important hormones save lives! Do No Harm.
Image
05.20.2022
Valerie M.
Florida Naples

“Hormones impact mental health”

I am a psychotherapist who treats depression, anxiety, and a host of other mental health disorders. What I've learned from many of my clients is that if their hormones are not well-balanced it negatively impacts their mental health, especially women who are perimenopausal or menopausal. I frequently refer my clients to a physician who is willing to prescribe bioidentical hormones because once their hormones are balanced their symptoms diminish markedly. I, too, am someone who depends on hormone balance to keep depression and anxiety at bay. I recently had to discontinue Estrace vaginal cream, which is a pharmaceutical, because it contains parabens, which we all know are harmful to human health. My dermatologist told me to avoid parabens in lotions and sunscreen and if it is harmful when applied to the skin, they certainly should not be inserted into one's vagina. These compounded hormones allow us to have hormone treatments without all the toxic ingredients found in pharmaceutical treatments. PLEASE do not allow the pharmaceutical industry to influence your decision to prevent Americans from obtaining bioidentical hormones from a compounding pharmacy!!! We all know their primary concern is profit over human health and wellbeing. Simply read the lengthy list of side effects on most any pharmaceutical! Synthetic ingredients are not good for anyone with an autoimmune disease, which has become an epidemic in the US. PLEASE don't allow special interest groups to ruin it for all of us!
Image
05.20.2022
Eileen G.
Arizona Tempe

“Need access to my prescribed dose of T3 and T4”

I was taking Naturethroid until they took it off the market. Now the only way that I can get my prescribed dose of T3 and T4 is through a compounding pharmacy.
Image
05.20.2022
Gwyn B.
Connecticut Redding

“Bioidentical compounded HRT brought me back to life at the end of menopause.”

I was waking up at 4 am every night and not able to get back to sleep. My skin was itchy and dry, I was losing hair on my legs and my eyebrows, and I just didn't have the drive I needed to perform at work. Taking bioidentical estrogen, progesterone and a little testosterone helped me feel like myself again. I have been on HRT with compounded hormones for 20 years now. When my thyroid levels started to fall lower, I started compounded thyroid and I am also feeling better. I have an allergic reaction to synthetic progesterone and become terribly irritable. Could never take birth control pills. And when I was given synthetic thyroid at the hospital after a total hip implant, I was talking so fast, that the physical therapist had to ask me to stop talking!! My quality of life would be dramatically compromised without compounded products. Please redo the research and learn the truth. See above
Image
05.20.2022
Dawn L.
Missouri Independence

“Allows quality of life”

I started taking hormone replacement therapy 10 years ago. I always had hormonal issues and with perimenopause it was extreme. I had all of the rare symptoms. I had cold flashes that would last for hours. Mood swings, depression, night sweats. I was becoming a non-functional person. Using blood tests, my doctor and my compounding pharmacist create prescriptions specifically for me to get my hormones to the levels that I need to function fully. This isn't something that can be created over-the-counter or as a generic pill. The combination is needed by a compounding pharmacist. It has been a quality lifesaver for me.
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05.20.2022
Janet A.
Minnesota Buffalo

“Helped with my sleep disorders”

I have been using Bio-identical HRT for a year now. They have helped me with my sleep problems. The pharmacists were always so patient to meet with me and go over any questions I have and offer recommendations and make changes to the prescriptions.
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Hear their stories, in their own words. Protect their access to compounded hormones.

On this page, we can only touch on the data that demonstrates the importance of compounded hormones to the lives of millions of women in this country. While the decision to take this vital therapy from patients and physicians might be profitable for the big pharmaceutical companies, it will be disastrous for the millions of patients that those same pharmaceutical companies cannot serve!

We encourage the appropriate committees in both the House and Senate to hold hearings on this critical issue.

Preserve compounded hormones.

Explore our interactive map that demonstrates the importance of compounded hormones to patients all across the country. Filter these first-hand accounts by state to see just how vital compounded hormones are.

Explore our interactive map that demonstrates the importance of compounded hormones to patients all across the country. Filter these first-hand accounts by state to see just how vital compounded hormones are.

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