“I've been taking HCG and Testosterone for about 8 years”
I have been taking HCG and testosterone for about eight years now. This has been life-changing. From the time I started these treatments I've felt 15 years younger. I'm practically never sick. Most people think I'm in my early 50s and I am 63 years old. I have never had any ill effects. A few times, for various reasons, I stopped taking the treatment for a period of months and the negative effects on my health and general well-being were overwhelming. It would be devastating to my life and my health of this treatment were to be taken away.
I was diagnosed with Low T in 2014, and have required compounded hormone therapy to return to normal life. I find it critical to health and wellness! It's actually life-changing, and I can't do without it.
“Thank goodness for Doctors that listen to their patients and for hormone replacement therapy! I am one of many compounded hormone success stories!”
After visiting my Gynecologist, I was diagnosed with Uterine fibroids. I was
prescribed compounded hormone replacement therapy. I had been suffering from an array of debilitating symptoms from brain fog, bleeding, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and irritability to name a few. Just when I thought my condition was hopeless, my Gynecologist agreed to prescribe Progesterone capsules. I was estrogen dominant which was compromising my health and ability to function at work and in general. I am so thankful to report that my fibroids are shrinking, my bleeding has stopped, and I am sleeping better than I have in years. Thank goodness for Doctors that listen to their patients and for compounding pharmacies!
Please don't take away this absolutely vital service that has improved my life and many others who are suffering needlessly!
SANTA RSA BCH
I was introduced to compounded pharmacy hormone replacement therapy in 2017. Prior to 2017, my prescriptions were filled at traditional pharmacies such as Rite-Aide, Publix, and Walgreens.The dosage was suggested by my doctors but was never tested to ensure the medicines were working and more importantly...were they working at a dosage well and appropriately for me. I've been on hormone therapy since 2008 due to the removal of my ovaries. I've been the patient of several GYN doctors due to relocating to different places for my career. No doctor ever recommended blood analysis to determine the level of the medications in my body and to critically analyze their effectiveness. In 2017, I became a patient of a doctor who advertised health care for patients needing hormone replacement therapy. After an initial appointment, the doctor suggested a blood test to analyze many aspects but specifically to analyze my hormone panel. Since then, I have the same blood work done quarterly and my hormone medications are adjusted, if needed. Now, I'm taking prescribed medication that provides me with the exact dosage that my body and health care needs, NOT, a random prescription with a dosage that may be proven to work for MOST people. My dosage now is absolutely prescribed appropriately me. Compounding medications should be covered under my health care insurance, however, they are not. Therefore, I pay for them even though they are very expensive. My health and health care are very important to me. I am certain that I am receiving high quality care from my doctor and high quality prescribed compounded medicines.
“Regaining my life!”
Hormone replacement therapy has made a huge difference in my life. Both my quality of life and my health have improved greatly. I could not maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. I suffered from chronic fatigue. My sexual function had declined, blood sugar was becoming a real problem. Exercise and medication did not help, in fact just exercising was a real chore. Once I began hormone therapy all of these things began to come back in line. I now feel years younger and am able to continue in a way that is exceptionally healthy. The notion that this would somehow be taken away using some half baked study as the excuse angered me so much I both called and wrote my representative in Washington. I made the point that my health is not a business model. It is not a money making scheme. My health is not a cash cow to be used by the greedy morally perverse that would seek to do so. Why else would someone seek “ban” a treatment that works so well? She and I both agree that Doctors and patients should have the choice of their care and not be dictated to by government and big money interests.
After trying vigorously to avoid any type of medication to get me through my menopause symptoms, I discovered bioidentical hormones which I have taken now for 11 years. It has made such a huge difference in my life and I have benefitted greatly from this therapy. I believe it would be very unfair to take this therapy away from millions of women who choose to avoid standard pharmaceuticals.
“I had a hysterectomy at an early age and my life went into a tailspin.”
I had a hysterectomy at an early age and my body went into advanced menopause overnight. I was having night sweats, skin dryness, mood swings, depression and muscle weakness. I tried all the hormones suggested by my OB/GYN and to no avail...all my symptons persisted. It is was until I discovered bio identical hormones that my body and mind obtained relief. I feel like a new person as a result of these compounded hormones. If these are taken away from us it will be a travesty. It will force many women and men to seek the hormones elsewhere outside the U.S.
“My wife takes compounded hormones and has for 20 years, she needs and they have been very helpful for her. Please do not stop them”
My wife has been taking for 20 years and they are very important to both of us. Please do not stop them. They are important to our sex live and for general well being. Please keep them available
“On therapy for 12 years”
My quality of life would be seriously lowered without availablility of my hormone therapy. When I turned 50 in 2008, i expereienced severe hot/clod flashes that were unbearabel. Therapy with estrogen and progesteron at just the right levels brought me balance. Then, a few years later, i experienced vaginal wall thinning which caused painful intercourse with my husband. Once again, Estrogen inserted directly caused my vaginal walls to be restored and intercourse was enjoyable again. Aging gracefully is important to me. taking compounded testosterone has enable me to hold on to my muscle tissue and even be stronger muscular wise. I love my hormone therapy that is identical to my own bodies chemistry. Please don't take this away from me.
“Keep the FDA away from Compounded BHRT”
After having a hysterectomy at a very young age, I began struggling with serious issues including suicidal ideation, depression, insomnia and the inability to concentrate. Bioidentical HRT at the direction of my doctor has been the only solution that has helped me.
Doctors and patients must have compounded HRT available as a treatment option. Do not allow the FDA to tamper with the availability of compounded hormone replacement therapy.
“Thanks to compounded hormones, I am migraine free!”
For over 30 years I suffered with eight or more debilitating migraines a month. The migraines were triggered by hormonal imbalance. When I was younger, I could not take the pill. Anytime there was a fluctuation in my hormones, whether through medicine or my monthly cycle, I would have a migraine that kept me from functioning. About four years ago I found a doctor that put me on compounded bioidentical hormones. They can tell exactly what hormones I need and how much I need. I have not had a migraine in over three years and I am going through menopause with no problems at all. I have lots of energy and am off all of the medication I was taking for migraines. I am turning 60 this year and I haven't felt this good in years. I contribute this to access to compounded hormones - they changed the quality of my life.
Compound hormones are safer and customized to fit my needs as I go through menopause. I suffer from night sweats and poor sleep. I feel without it in my life I would be suffering even more.
“Post Menopausal Testosterone”
After menopause, my sex drive was so low it was causing a lot of depression and anxiety. I knew that some testosterone would assist and not wanting to take too much, my Dr measured my testosterone and then the compounding pharmacy was able to generate the appropriate amount. This has done WONDERS for me!
Compounding allows for the correct, custom dosage. It’s so important to me.
“cBHT has made a huge difference in my quality of life.”
I spent way too long feeling miserable—body temperature swings, severe mood swings, exhaustion, weight gain, bloating, depression, nonexistent sex drive, hair loss, insomnia, and the list goes on. Since my doctor put me on cBHT, I feel human again. I feel like myself for the first time in a very long time. I feel very safe taking cBHT as well. My physician and his staff are knowledgeable and helpful. They monitor my hormone levels and adjust them accordingly. I am also a home care pharmacist and I know my way around scientific research. I dedicated many hours to reading up on cBHT (almost every article was from Europe or other countries because the United States seems to be way behind in this therapeutic area) before I decided to try it for myself. I determined that not only was properly prescribed and monitored cBHT safe, it was effective. Four years later, I am living proof that cBHT is both safe AND very effective.
“Relief with compounded BHT”
I suffered for many years with heavy periods and hot flashes. I went to a OB/GYN who prescribed a drug - that only made issues worse. I finally found a great Dr who prescribed some cBHT and it changed my life. I no longer suffer from the hot flashes or any of the terrible menopause issues. Thanks to cBHT.
“I have underlying health conditions that can only be treated with nonsynthetic medication”
I have underlying health conditions that can only be treated with nonsynthetic medication
As someone who has a blood clot in disorder and a quadruple MTHF are mutation having BHRT available to me is the difference between a good quality of life and a poor quality of life as there’s no substitute for this product.
I have been on compound hormones for awhile. They work so much better then the hormone supplements I h as be been on prior. The supplements were not able to keep my hormone levels even. I feel much better having used compound hormones. Please do not make it so I can no longer purchase. They are not covered by my insurance and I pay 100% out of pocket.
Thank you for your consideration.
“I have used compounded hormones for 25 years”
I began using compounded HRT implants when I became perimenaposel. These hormones greatly helped in relieving night sweats and insomnia. After a hysterectomy I was prescribed a big pharmacy estrogen and had horrible side effects. I returned to using compounded HRT and have been using them ever since. They greatly contribute to my quality of life by eliminating the symptoms of menopause, contribute to a healthy sex life, and maintaining energy.
In addition, I use compounded hormones for my hypothyroidism. I again tried the big solution with poor results.
Please quit trying to solve an issue that does not exist! These compounded hormones are safe, effective and have been proven so with decades of use.
“Compounded hormones helped with premature menopause.”
I suffered from hot flashes, night sweats, poor sleep and was a mess. I entered early menopause at age 43 and was told I was too young for this to happen. It was happening and my knowledge as a pharmacist led me to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. I’m not sure where I would be without it in my life and I’m thankful for my knowledge about compounded hormones. I feel that being without estrogen, progesterone and testosterone at such an early age could lead to health problems later in life. I’m thankful to have hormones to protect my heart, bone and brain health. I’m also thankful for the knowledge and opportunity to help my patients choose the hormone therapy that is best for them. We all know that one size does not fit all.
“Estriol suppository manages vaginal dryness”
Vaginal atrophy is EXTREMELY common (as high as 85% per the National Institute of Health) in post-menopausal women like myself. I have been very successfully using compounded estriol vaginal suppository to manage the dryness caused by my vaginal atrophy. I am grateful for this product. And so is my partner.