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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Caroline P.
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“Life-changing hope!”

Jan W.
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“I feel great on my bioidentical hormones”

Michelle D.
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“Changed my life dramatically”

Gina P.
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“Compound Hormones”

Christine G.
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“Pre-Menopause”

Virginia S.
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“I need these hormones”

Marie T.
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“Thyroid hell...”

Darla N.
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“Low energy, depression”

Debra H.
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“Post menopausal at 48”

Candice P.
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“Hormone Replacement”

Janice W.
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“Extremely difficult menstrual history...”

Pat L.
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“Have a great experience using compound hormonal therapy”

Tammy P.
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“I feel SO much better with my body chemicals. They are finally leveling off.”

Lisa
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“Life changing!”

kristy F.
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“My life has been improved by compounding !”

Linda B.
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“Is a godsend!”

Roxanne E.
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“Help with sleep after decades of problems”

Lori
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“My physician said my menopause symptoms were normal.”

Mary H.
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“Thyroid issues resolved.”

M Selma N.
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“Changed my life vitality.”

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05.20.2022
Caroline P.
Ohio Cincinnati

“Life-changing hope!”

Balancing our hormones in a safe way is critical to helping us live happy and joyful lives. It doesn't make sense to restrict something that has helped so many of us. We have choices in our lives so we can select the solution that is best for each individual. Taking away our right to customized compounded bioidentical hormone therapy, it's handcuffing us and disempowering us from leading healthy lives.
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05.20.2022
Jan W.
Ohio Yellow Springs

“I feel great on my bioidentical hormones”

I have been on bioidentical hormones for 15 years! I play, tennis, teach yoga, and have a wonderful relationship with my husband! These hormones keep me strong and my mind is sharp! My emotions are rational and my sex life is great!
DO NOT ALLOW THE FDA TO CONTROL WHAT WORKS FOR ME!!!
THANK YOU!
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05.20.2022
Michelle D.
Colorado Thornton

“Changed my life dramatically”

Starting in 2007, I began early menopause. I asked my primary care physician about support through menopause and got the "it's just the way it is" answer. After 11 years of SUFFERING through pre-menopause and menopause, partial hysterectomy, and numerous autoimmune issues, I finally found a doctor who prescribed compounded HRT, NP Thyroid, and other supplements to support my health and immune system. I am HEALTHY, FIT, and so thankful!! Please do not remove this critical pharmaceutical option!
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05.20.2022
Gina P.
Massachusetts Wakefield

“Compound Hormones”

Please stop messing with our health and medications.

Please stop! Do NOT block our access to compounded hormones. STOP messing with our health!

There are people out there who depend on compounded hormones. Leave us alone. I think Big Pharma has profited enough this past year.
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05.20.2022
Christine G.
Minnesota St. Cloud

“Pre-Menopause”

I was introduced to cBHT about 1.5 years before entering my pre-menopause stage. when I went into menopause the hormonal therapy I was taking made the transition much easier and I had fewer side effects going through the hormonal changes. My mood stabilized and I have my hot flashes under control. It has also helped with my thyroid imbalance. This is needed.
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05.20.2022
Virginia S.
Mississippi Columbia

“I need these hormones”

I had a hysterectomy Sept 2021 for CIN3 and other medical reasons. After my complete hysterectomy, I was left with immediate symptoms that range from hot flashes to mood swings. If you’re a man you have no business deciding what my body needs.
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05.20.2022
Marie T.
Colorado Castle rock

“Thyroid hell...”

Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to read my story. I will keep it brief. When I was 25 I underwent pituitary surgery for Cushing's disease, to extract a tumor. Post-surgery has been all over the place. Here I am 14 years later and I still struggle with finding a balance with my thyroid medications. I’m currently on T3, Cytomel, and I want OFF. It used to work so so well for me. And now all I want are my compounding t3 meds again. I took them years ago and my doctor recently suggested I try them again. The difference is huge! All I can say is it would be TRAGIC to remove this option. The differences include but are not limited to the following-a feeling of a much smoother reaction it doesn’t jolt me like my Cytomel T3, it’s like comparing matcha tea to a strong espresso. I get jittery on the traditional meds! They have saved my life though bc I end up with SEVERE depression off of them. However, something isn’t right- I also have suffered from extreme hair loss, and every time I restart or change my dose of Cytomel I deal with clumps of hair loss. My stomach feels wacky and I get diarrhea all the time. I get hard to describe weird sensations in my head that nothing can fix, but if I don’t take my thyroid meds I’ll be hypothyroid again within a week. T3 also isn’t the problem, I tried T4 and had literally ZERO improvements in symptoms, just dealt with side effects and ultimately felt the same or worse. T3 has been my savior for 1.5+ decades and I’m not ready to give it up. On compounding T3, I have been way more stable, with zero hair loss, a smooth feeling, no weird head feelings, my mood stays up and I’m not depressed while also not anxious (like I sometimes am on conventional T3). Please please don’t take this away. It would be a travesty to soooooo many people. Additionally, the progesterone cream I got from the compounding pharmacy was perfect. I gained weight (20+ pounds) on every other one I’d tried except for this version. Thank you.
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05.20.2022
Darla N.
Missouri Liberty

“Low energy, depression”

I was suffering hair loss, low energy, depression, and muscle loss until I started bioidentical hormones.
The change was sudden and incredible.
Within a few days, I had the energy to accomplish more in a day than I had been doing in a week.
These treatments have been life-changing. I can't fathom the shock to my body if I had to stop taking them.
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05.20.2022
Debra H.
Nevada Sparks

“Post menopausal at 48”

I found myself, a woman with 4 college degrees so forgetful that I couldn’t bring close friends' names to mind. I thought I was having early-onset dementia until the hot flashes and night sweats struck. After over two years of struggling to function and simply perform my basic career functions, I finally went to compounding hormone therapy. Finally, I could think intelligently and carry on a conversation without sounding like I’d lost my mind. Government and insurance companies should be ashamed that they will provide men, through insurance no less, a way to have sex at 90, but will allow women (over 50% of the population) to struggle to simply function in society. Gender bias at its worst. That this idea is even under discussion is beyond imaginable to me.
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05.20.2022
Candice P.
Hawaii Haiku

“Hormone Replacement”

Compounded hormone replacement has changed my life. Before I started using it I could barely get out of bed every day from pain. My mind was completely foggy. After starting cBHT my life dramatically changed. I lost 30 pounds I can now exercise without pain, I am no longer depressed. It has been DRAMATIC how POSITIVE the change has been.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT AWAY FROM US!! Please let us decide how to treat and cure our own bodies.
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05.20.2022
Janice W.
Michigan Charlotte

“Extremely difficult menstrual history...”

I went through many years of menstrual issues and sought solutions along the way. I saw some improvement, but when I found a doctor who listened and put me on compounded hormone troches I knew I'd found the solution!
That was fifteen years ago and the thought of losing that is honestly very concerning.
I wish that each person who will be voting for or against compounding would know someone personally who can attest to its' value. It could make all the difference in their vote.
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05.20.2022
Pat L.
Washington Colville

“Have a great experience using compound hormonal therapy”

I was prescribed by my doctor to use hormonal therapy. I found the Premarin cream by the pharmaceutical company to be way too expensive for my fixed income. My doctor recommended compound hormonal therapy and this has been a lifesaver. If doctors are going to recommend a prescription the patient should be able to afford it. I have been using this pharmacy that makes this compound and found it to be safe and reliable. Pharmaceutical companies should not dictate what we use.
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05.20.2022
Tammy P.
Minnesota St Joseph

“I feel SO much better with my body chemicals. They are finally leveling off.”

My Chemical Imbalance is finally starting to leave off. Only after a year or so. I had Cancer 14 years ago and with all of the chemicals that my body had to endure during that time now, I can finally start to see my body get back to normal again. I don't know where my body would be if there were not compounded were not available for me.
Please let us continue to depend on this for the good of our bodies.
Thank you so much!
Tammy 
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05.20.2022
Lisa
Florida Naples

“Life changing!”

I started having severe perimenopausal symptoms in my 40's - mood swings and night sweats. BHRT has allowed me to feel normal. I don't get hot flashes, I sleep much better, and my moods are very even. I tried going off of it about 5 years ago and it was disastrous for me. I have learned to read my body, know if I am low on estrogen or progesterone, and can titrate my usage as needed. This is life-changing stuff. I cannot imagine what my quality of life would be like without them.
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05.20.2022
kristy F.
Ohio springfield

“My life has been improved by compounding !”

I suffered from vaginal atrophy and had frequent UTIs requiring antibiotics and was uncomfortable and unhappy. After my condition was treated by HRT my UTIs ended and my intimacy with my husband has been restored. It has now been several years and I have nothing but gratitude for my compounding treatment. I hope it will never be taken away.
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05.20.2022
Linda B.
Ohio Huber Heights

“Is a godsend!”

I am on several compounded hormones for my post-menopause symptoms and hypothyroidism. Before I started my hormones were way off and my traditional doctor said that my thyroid medication was fine and my post-menopause symptoms were just a regular way of life. I could barely function getting up every day was hard and doing regular day-to-day activities seemed impossible at times. Compounded hormones gave me my life back. I can get up, do chores, have life, and travel. I can not go back to a time of pain and lack of energy.
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05.20.2022
Roxanne E.
Florida Naples

“Help with sleep after decades of problems”

When my doctor mentioned that she felt she could fix my sleep issues within days, I was doubtful. And yet, within days of receiving my first dose of compounded hormones, I had the best night's sleep in decades. Subsequently, my sleep has been excellent ever since. More people need to know that a life-changing solution like this exists. The thought of government overreach stepping in to restrict this life-changing solution is precisely what is wrong with Washington today. I will vote against anyone in Washington who believes they can better manage our health than we can. This must be stopped.
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05.20.2022
Lori
Ohio South Charleston

“My physician said my menopause symptoms were normal.”

I was not willing to accept that menopause was the gateway to old age. I was unhappy that exhaustion, sleeplessness, weight gain, lack of energy, no libido, and hot flashes were just here to stay. My physician said at my age regular hormone replacement therapy was not recommended.

I was amazed, and frankly so is my physician that I have had such amazing results. No more hot flashes. I am sleeping so well that I have energy and enjoy long walks on my day off rather than recouping from work. As a result of the bio-identical hormone therapy, I have had energy! I have felt like starting a workout regimen leading to significant weight loss, about 30 pounds, resulting in better blood pressure and my A1C has dropped back into the normal range. My libido has returned and I feel 20 years younger.

Please don’t take this lifeline away. I have an active job that requires me to be energetic. Before this treatment, I was unable to keep up. I am unable to retire as I am only 60. I rely on this system and care plan. I am closely watched by my provider. My physician is pleased with my results.
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05.20.2022
Mary H.
Ohio Cincinnati

“Thyroid issues resolved.”

I use a naturally compounded thyroid pill which has given me great success on bloodwork. I feel much more comfortable using this versus pharmacological-produced medicine.
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05.20.2022
M Selma N.
Florida Naples

“Changed my life vitality.”

I had tried traditional methods of hormone replacement with little or no improvement to my health and sense of well-being.
The switch to compounded hormones more than a dozen years ago made a tremendous difference. I strongly urge our national legislators to preserve the right to choose this proven method of health care.
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Story Image Caroline P.

“Life-changing hope!”

Story Image Jan W.

“I feel great on my bioidentical hormones”

Story Image Michelle D.

“Changed my life dramatically”

Story Image Gina P.

“Compound Hormones”

Story Image Christine G.

“Pre-Menopause”

Story Image Virginia S.

“I need these hormones”

Story Image Marie T.

“Thyroid hell...”

Story Image Darla N.

“Low energy, depression”

Story Image Debra H.

“Post menopausal at 48”

Story Image Candice P.

“Hormone Replacement”

Story Image Janice W.

“Extremely difficult menstrual history...”

Story Image Pat L.

“Have a great experience using compound hormonal therapy”

Story Image Tammy P.

“I feel SO much better with my body chemicals. They are finally leveling off.”

Story Image Lisa

“Life changing!”

Story Image kristy F.

“My life has been improved by compounding !”

Story Image Linda B.

“Is a godsend!”

Story Image Roxanne E.

“Help with sleep after decades of problems”

Story Image Lori

“My physician said my menopause symptoms were normal.”

Story Image Mary H.

“Thyroid issues resolved.”

Story Image M Selma N.

“Changed my life vitality.”

Image
05.20.2022
Caroline P.
Ohio Cincinnati

“Life-changing hope!”

Balancing our hormones in a safe way is critical to helping us live happy and joyful lives. It doesn't make sense to restrict something that has helped so many of us. We have choices in our lives so we can select the solution that is best for each individual. Taking away our right to customized compounded bioidentical hormone therapy, it's handcuffing us and disempowering us from leading healthy lives.
Image
05.20.2022
Jan W.
Ohio Yellow Springs

“I feel great on my bioidentical hormones”

I have been on bioidentical hormones for 15 years! I play, tennis, teach yoga, and have a wonderful relationship with my husband! These hormones keep me strong and my mind is sharp! My emotions are rational and my sex life is great!
DO NOT ALLOW THE FDA TO CONTROL WHAT WORKS FOR ME!!!
THANK YOU!
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05.20.2022
Michelle D.
Colorado Thornton

“Changed my life dramatically”

Starting in 2007, I began early menopause. I asked my primary care physician about support through menopause and got the "it's just the way it is" answer. After 11 years of SUFFERING through pre-menopause and menopause, partial hysterectomy, and numerous autoimmune issues, I finally found a doctor who prescribed compounded HRT, NP Thyroid, and other supplements to support my health and immune system. I am HEALTHY, FIT, and so thankful!! Please do not remove this critical pharmaceutical option!
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05.20.2022
Gina P.
Massachusetts Wakefield

“Compound Hormones”

Please stop messing with our health and medications.

Please stop! Do NOT block our access to compounded hormones. STOP messing with our health!

There are people out there who depend on compounded hormones. Leave us alone. I think Big Pharma has profited enough this past year.
Image
05.20.2022
Christine G.
Minnesota St. Cloud

“Pre-Menopause”

I was introduced to cBHT about 1.5 years before entering my pre-menopause stage. when I went into menopause the hormonal therapy I was taking made the transition much easier and I had fewer side effects going through the hormonal changes. My mood stabilized and I have my hot flashes under control. It has also helped with my thyroid imbalance. This is needed.
Image
05.20.2022
Virginia S.
Mississippi Columbia

“I need these hormones”

I had a hysterectomy Sept 2021 for CIN3 and other medical reasons. After my complete hysterectomy, I was left with immediate symptoms that range from hot flashes to mood swings. If you’re a man you have no business deciding what my body needs.
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05.20.2022
Marie T.
Colorado Castle rock

“Thyroid hell...”

Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to read my story. I will keep it brief. When I was 25 I underwent pituitary surgery for Cushing's disease, to extract a tumor. Post-surgery has been all over the place. Here I am 14 years later and I still struggle with finding a balance with my thyroid medications. I’m currently on T3, Cytomel, and I want OFF. It used to work so so well for me. And now all I want are my compounding t3 meds again. I took them years ago and my doctor recently suggested I try them again. The difference is huge! All I can say is it would be TRAGIC to remove this option. The differences include but are not limited to the following-a feeling of a much smoother reaction it doesn’t jolt me like my Cytomel T3, it’s like comparing matcha tea to a strong espresso. I get jittery on the traditional meds! They have saved my life though bc I end up with SEVERE depression off of them. However, something isn’t right- I also have suffered from extreme hair loss, and every time I restart or change my dose of Cytomel I deal with clumps of hair loss. My stomach feels wacky and I get diarrhea all the time. I get hard to describe weird sensations in my head that nothing can fix, but if I don’t take my thyroid meds I’ll be hypothyroid again within a week. T3 also isn’t the problem, I tried T4 and had literally ZERO improvements in symptoms, just dealt with side effects and ultimately felt the same or worse. T3 has been my savior for 1.5+ decades and I’m not ready to give it up. On compounding T3, I have been way more stable, with zero hair loss, a smooth feeling, no weird head feelings, my mood stays up and I’m not depressed while also not anxious (like I sometimes am on conventional T3). Please please don’t take this away. It would be a travesty to soooooo many people. Additionally, the progesterone cream I got from the compounding pharmacy was perfect. I gained weight (20+ pounds) on every other one I’d tried except for this version. Thank you.
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05.20.2022
Darla N.
Missouri Liberty

“Low energy, depression”

I was suffering hair loss, low energy, depression, and muscle loss until I started bioidentical hormones.
The change was sudden and incredible.
Within a few days, I had the energy to accomplish more in a day than I had been doing in a week.
These treatments have been life-changing. I can't fathom the shock to my body if I had to stop taking them.
Image
05.20.2022
Debra H.
Nevada Sparks

“Post menopausal at 48”

I found myself, a woman with 4 college degrees so forgetful that I couldn’t bring close friends' names to mind. I thought I was having early-onset dementia until the hot flashes and night sweats struck. After over two years of struggling to function and simply perform my basic career functions, I finally went to compounding hormone therapy. Finally, I could think intelligently and carry on a conversation without sounding like I’d lost my mind. Government and insurance companies should be ashamed that they will provide men, through insurance no less, a way to have sex at 90, but will allow women (over 50% of the population) to struggle to simply function in society. Gender bias at its worst. That this idea is even under discussion is beyond imaginable to me.
Image
05.20.2022
Candice P.
Hawaii Haiku

“Hormone Replacement”

Compounded hormone replacement has changed my life. Before I started using it I could barely get out of bed every day from pain. My mind was completely foggy. After starting cBHT my life dramatically changed. I lost 30 pounds I can now exercise without pain, I am no longer depressed. It has been DRAMATIC how POSITIVE the change has been.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT AWAY FROM US!! Please let us decide how to treat and cure our own bodies.
Image
05.20.2022
Janice W.
Michigan Charlotte

“Extremely difficult menstrual history...”

I went through many years of menstrual issues and sought solutions along the way. I saw some improvement, but when I found a doctor who listened and put me on compounded hormone troches I knew I'd found the solution!
That was fifteen years ago and the thought of losing that is honestly very concerning.
I wish that each person who will be voting for or against compounding would know someone personally who can attest to its' value. It could make all the difference in their vote.
Image
05.20.2022
Pat L.
Washington Colville

“Have a great experience using compound hormonal therapy”

I was prescribed by my doctor to use hormonal therapy. I found the Premarin cream by the pharmaceutical company to be way too expensive for my fixed income. My doctor recommended compound hormonal therapy and this has been a lifesaver. If doctors are going to recommend a prescription the patient should be able to afford it. I have been using this pharmacy that makes this compound and found it to be safe and reliable. Pharmaceutical companies should not dictate what we use.
Image
05.20.2022
Tammy P.
Minnesota St Joseph

“I feel SO much better with my body chemicals. They are finally leveling off.”

My Chemical Imbalance is finally starting to leave off. Only after a year or so. I had Cancer 14 years ago and with all of the chemicals that my body had to endure during that time now, I can finally start to see my body get back to normal again. I don't know where my body would be if there were not compounded were not available for me.
Please let us continue to depend on this for the good of our bodies.
Thank you so much!
Tammy 
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05.20.2022
Lisa
Florida Naples

“Life changing!”

I started having severe perimenopausal symptoms in my 40's - mood swings and night sweats. BHRT has allowed me to feel normal. I don't get hot flashes, I sleep much better, and my moods are very even. I tried going off of it about 5 years ago and it was disastrous for me. I have learned to read my body, know if I am low on estrogen or progesterone, and can titrate my usage as needed. This is life-changing stuff. I cannot imagine what my quality of life would be like without them.
Image
05.20.2022
kristy F.
Ohio springfield

“My life has been improved by compounding !”

I suffered from vaginal atrophy and had frequent UTIs requiring antibiotics and was uncomfortable and unhappy. After my condition was treated by HRT my UTIs ended and my intimacy with my husband has been restored. It has now been several years and I have nothing but gratitude for my compounding treatment. I hope it will never be taken away.
Image
05.20.2022
Linda B.
Ohio Huber Heights

“Is a godsend!”

I am on several compounded hormones for my post-menopause symptoms and hypothyroidism. Before I started my hormones were way off and my traditional doctor said that my thyroid medication was fine and my post-menopause symptoms were just a regular way of life. I could barely function getting up every day was hard and doing regular day-to-day activities seemed impossible at times. Compounded hormones gave me my life back. I can get up, do chores, have life, and travel. I can not go back to a time of pain and lack of energy.
Image
05.20.2022
Roxanne E.
Florida Naples

“Help with sleep after decades of problems”

When my doctor mentioned that she felt she could fix my sleep issues within days, I was doubtful. And yet, within days of receiving my first dose of compounded hormones, I had the best night's sleep in decades. Subsequently, my sleep has been excellent ever since. More people need to know that a life-changing solution like this exists. The thought of government overreach stepping in to restrict this life-changing solution is precisely what is wrong with Washington today. I will vote against anyone in Washington who believes they can better manage our health than we can. This must be stopped.
Image
05.20.2022
Lori
Ohio South Charleston

“My physician said my menopause symptoms were normal.”

I was not willing to accept that menopause was the gateway to old age. I was unhappy that exhaustion, sleeplessness, weight gain, lack of energy, no libido, and hot flashes were just here to stay. My physician said at my age regular hormone replacement therapy was not recommended.

I was amazed, and frankly so is my physician that I have had such amazing results. No more hot flashes. I am sleeping so well that I have energy and enjoy long walks on my day off rather than recouping from work. As a result of the bio-identical hormone therapy, I have had energy! I have felt like starting a workout regimen leading to significant weight loss, about 30 pounds, resulting in better blood pressure and my A1C has dropped back into the normal range. My libido has returned and I feel 20 years younger.

Please don’t take this lifeline away. I have an active job that requires me to be energetic. Before this treatment, I was unable to keep up. I am unable to retire as I am only 60. I rely on this system and care plan. I am closely watched by my provider. My physician is pleased with my results.
Image
05.20.2022
Mary H.
Ohio Cincinnati

“Thyroid issues resolved.”

I use a naturally compounded thyroid pill which has given me great success on bloodwork. I feel much more comfortable using this versus pharmacological-produced medicine.
Image
05.20.2022
M Selma N.
Florida Naples

“Changed my life vitality.”

I had tried traditional methods of hormone replacement with little or no improvement to my health and sense of well-being.
The switch to compounded hormones more than a dozen years ago made a tremendous difference. I strongly urge our national legislators to preserve the right to choose this proven method of health care.
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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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