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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Michelle M.
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“Recently prescribed testosterone/progesterone topical cream”

Christina L.
Story Image 10.21.2021

“Compounded medicine is a vital solution to my autoimmune problems”

Dianne N.
Story Image 10.18.2021

“Massive skin irritation”

Carrie
Story Image 10.28.2021

“Use a compounded bio-identical hormone”

Judy T.
Story Image 10.27.2021

“Bio identical hormones are a game changer!!!”

Adrienne W.
Story Image 10.27.2021

“Menopause”

Jeanne S.
Story Image 10.26.2021

“Made my life so much more livable.”

Beth F.
Story Image 10.26.2021

“Bio-Identical Therapy”

Paula K.
Story Image 10.26.2021

“Many less side effects”

Julie N.
Story Image 10.26.2021

“HRT changed my life”

Jodi K.
Story Image 10.26.2021

“I was tired.”

danielle D.
Story Image 10.26.2021

“I’ve been using compounded hormones for 7 years. I feel amazing! I have a lot of energy, my memory is good and sex is great!”

Cristiana M.
Story Image 10.26.2021

“Need this medicine because of menopause”

Wendy M.
Story Image 10.21.2021

“changed my life”

Linda B.
Story Image 10.21.2021

“Back to my normal self”

L.
Story Image 10.21.2021

“cBHT changed my outlook on life!”

Chanda N.
Story Image 10.21.2021

“Compounded meds saved my life”

Mary M.
Story Image 10.21.2021

“Benefiting from hormone cream”

Jill E.
Story Image 10.21.2021

“Peri Menopause and Menopause issues”

Hanan R.
Story Image 10.18.2021

“Changed my life”

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10.26.2021
Michelle M.
Oregon Lake Oswego

“Recently prescribed testosterone/progesterone topical cream”

In February of this year, at almost 50 years old, I had robotic surgery - a full hysterectomy, and full excision of stage 4 endometriosis that went undiagnosed my whole adult like until just two years ago. For years, among other things, intercourse caused me pain. My husband was always hesitant while we were intimate because he was afraid to hurt me. Fast forward to after the surgery, and I was prescribed an estrogen patch. But despite that, my libido was gone. Here are both my husband and I, eager to enjoy intimacy with no pain, but now after waiting all that time, I had no desire. My Naturopath prescribed me a topical progesterone/testosterone cream and it has been a savior for our sex life! My libido is back! Not only has it helped our sex life but it has also helped keep me regulated so my feelings, emotions, and vitals stay in check. I would be devastated if I could no longer have this topical medication compounded.
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10.21.2021
Christina L.
Connecticut Woodbridge

“Compounded medicine is a vital solution to my autoimmune problems”

Dear Congressperson,

I am a patient with an autoimmune disorder that compounded hormone therapy has made all the difference in my quality of life. It was able to give me the active form of a hormone that my body does not make enough of, and without it, I have overwhelming fatigue, skin problems, eye issues, depression and other symptoms. This therapy has been crucial in me being a happy, vital person, family member and productive member of society. Without it, I would be barely able to function or work. Please protect my access, as well as many others', to continue having this vital compounded medicine. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this matter.
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10.18.2021
Dianne N.
Oregon Boring

“Massive skin irritation”

I started loosing my hair and had horrible rash all over my arms, hands, legs, face and scalp! Nothing anyone did helped me and it was really getting out of hand. When I was ordered Ketotifen by a doctor it began to subside and eventually faded away. When I stop taking my medication it starts to return. Please do not stop my medication!!
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10.28.2021
Carrie
Oregon Portland

“Use a compounded bio-identical hormone”

I have been prescribed a pharmacy compounded bio-identical hormone which I have taken almost daily for approximately 5 years. It has been an effective way to modulate my hormone levels, contributing to my physical, mental and emotional well-being. With it, my cycles, sleep, mood & mental focus are balanced. It is also significant to note that the compounded formula I use is affordable. Bio-identical hormones have positively impacted my life, please do not add unnecessary restrictions to their usage.
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10.27.2021
Judy T.
Washington Vancouver

“Bio identical hormones are a game changer!!!”

I am so much happier and healthier with my bio identical hormones. I've been using bio identical progesterone, and testosterone for a few years. Now that I've fully hit menopause, I would be lost without my progesterone. I can now sleep and don't feel like ripping off the heads of anyone within earshot. These bio identical hormones have made me such a better person all around. Please don't take that away from me. It's a wonderful world we live in, but so much better with bio identical hormones.
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10.27.2021
Adrienne W.
Alabama Madison

“Menopause”

My compounded hormones are crucial to my daily living. The numerous effects of menopause are debilitating and the compounded hormones have made all the difference. I can only imagine the number of women who have received relief from their compounded hormones. Do not impact this life changing solution.
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10.26.2021
Jeanne S.
Oregon Boring

“Made my life so much more livable.”

As I approached menopause I started having overwhelming hot flashes and night sweats. The night sweats were so bad that most nights I didn't get much sleep at all. I was exhausted and irritable due to the lack of sleep. The compounded hormones lessened this to the point I can sleep and feel rested enough to function and enjoy my life. I can't imagine not being able to have this helpful resource and having to go back to the life I led before taking them.

The fact that these are coming under scrutiny makes me think that big pharma is getting nervous that people have a choice to take an alternative to their products. Such a shame that our world has to be like this!
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10.26.2021
Beth F.
Colorado Alamosa

“Bio-Identical Therapy”

When I was in my twenties, I was involved in a serious car accident that damaged my pituitary. I went for years with major hormone imbalance even though I didn’t take birth control. I was told at one time to go on BCs to stabilize me but after multiple BCs, I finally stopped because I was frustrated that they created further imbalance. It was many years of trial and error before I found a practitioner who prescribed my Bio’s. It transformed my life and well being. I have been on them for years and have no intentions of going off of them. My insurance provider will not pay for them so I opted to pay out of pocket which runs me $800 per year. It’s well worth my piece of mind and me hormone stability.
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10.26.2021
Paula K.
Missouri Saint Louis

“Many less side effects”

I’m using CBHT to improve bone density. I have Multiple Sclerosis and Osteoporosis and am at high risk for an injury from a fall. I I tried pharmaceutical Progesterone but it made me feel dizzy, sedated, “hungover “!
My doctor suggested trying compounded
Progesterone to see if the side effects could improve. I am very happy that I do not have
any side effects from the compounded product. It was much more expensive but worth the money to me, as I feared taking a medication that caused significant, dangerous side effects l
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10.26.2021
Julie N.
Missouri Kansas City

“HRT changed my life”

I went through surgical menopause at age 40 and was prescribed birth control pills as hormone replacement. Over the next 7 years I developed increasing healthy issues that my doctors struggled to diagnose. I suffered significant fatigue. muscle soreness, headaches, and severe digestive issues. the symptoms were so bad that it was affecting my ability to work. I finally met a doctor who suggested the problem might be hormonal imbalance and prescribed compounded natural hormone replacement. Within 30 days my symptoms dramatically improved and with in a few months I was feeling nearly my old self.. The fatigue was gone, my dry eyes were gone, my muscle pain was gone, my brain fog cleared, and my digestive issues improved. Now that I am at the age of menopause I am slowly going off the HRT, but I am so grateful to have had it. It literally changed my life - allowing me to continue working and take care of my family.
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10.26.2021
Jodi K.
Georgia Lilburn

“I was tired.”

I had to take daily naps. No energy. A year ago I was working out 4-5 days a week, even after 12 hour shifts. I took multi vitamins and I have no other health conditions. I started taking prescription diet pills not to lose weight but for energy. Eventually those did mot work. I was tested and was low in progesterone, testosterone, esteogen, dhea and cortisol.

I have been taking replacements for about 3 months. Even with some added personal stress, i am slowly back to working out 3 days a week and dance classes twice a week for the 1st time since covid started. I have only taken maybe 3 naps during the day in the past 3 months.

Please stay out of my healthcare decisions. As a nurse I see alot of waste and misuse of things due to government.
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10.26.2021
danielle D.
Alabama Huntsville

“I’ve been using compounded hormones for 7 years. I feel amazing! I have a lot of energy, my memory is good and sex is great!”

My compounded hormones keep me young and active. When mama is happy everyone is happy. I will not put synthetic hormones in my body. It is very important that we have a choice over what goes in our bodies from food to prescriptions! Do not take any more of our freedoms away, please! Last I checked I still stood on American ground!
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10.26.2021
Cristiana M.
Florida Miami Beach

“Need this medicine because of menopause”

When I started having some menopause symptoms my doctor prescribed the compounded hormones treatment which has given me a much better quality of life .
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10.21.2021
Wendy M.
Washington Vancouver

“changed my life”

I was having hot flashes, couldn't sleep and very short tempered.
After starting and continuing with cBHT my life is back to normal. I feel very confident using these compounds as my mother had cancer. I do not feel at risk using these compounded hormones. Please do not take this opportunity away from me.
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10.21.2021
Linda B.
Indiana Valparaiso

“Back to my normal self”

Before I was fortunate enough to find compounded hormones, my body felt so out of whack! I couldn’t think clearly, my mind literally felt like a blur all.of.the.time. And my sex life went from outstanding to not so fun due to vaginal dryness. With the help of my family doctor and compounding pharmacist, I found bio identical hormones that brought me back to “me” again.

I am really tired of big pharma bulldozing anything medical. Compounded medicines have been a life saver for me.
Image
10.21.2021
L.
Washington Dallesport

“cBHT changed my outlook on life!”

Lowered hormone levels caused interrupted sleep from muscle aches and restless muscles, rapidly changing mood swings, skin issues, and sexual dysfunction. Since taking compounded bio-identical hormones I feel myself again. I can sleep, my moods are level not feeling like crying all the time, and my body feels good again.
Image
10.21.2021
Chanda N.
Florida FORT PIERCE

“Compounded meds saved my life”

For years I had been to doctors that told me I was fine when I wasn't When I found an integrative doctor that did the proper tests and then subscribed compounded medicines, my life changed so much for the better. Please don't let the powers that be change how we live.
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10.21.2021
Mary M.
California Truckee

“Benefiting from hormone cream”

Hormone cream has allowed me to have a healthy and happy relationship with my husband after menopause.
It would be a shame to prohibit and restrict the use or making
of these products.
Image
10.21.2021
Jill E.
South Dakota Sioux Falls

“Peri Menopause and Menopause issues”

Started cream in Peri Menopuse due to emotional instability, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Quality of life was main need. The cream has helped with all of this and has taken me into Menopause with very little issues. I had a friend in the Medical Community who informed me if using hormones it was best to start before Menopause as then less issues with the increase of Cancer concern by some without a “burst” in hormones with Menopause. Don’t let the choice to use compounds be taken away! .
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10.18.2021
Hanan R.
Virginia Mechanicsville

“Changed my life”

Bhrt has given me my life back. I was tired and had no drive and energy to do anything. Everyone around could see that I was not myself and after my hormones being balanced every can see that I’m back to my normal self enjoying life.
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Story Image Michelle M.

“Recently prescribed testosterone/progesterone topical cream”

Story Image Christina L.

“Compounded medicine is a vital solution to my autoimmune problems”

Story Image Dianne N.

“Massive skin irritation”

Story Image Carrie

“Use a compounded bio-identical hormone”

Story Image Judy T.

“Bio identical hormones are a game changer!!!”

Story Image Adrienne W.

“Menopause”

Story Image Jeanne S.

“Made my life so much more livable.”

Story Image Beth F.

“Bio-Identical Therapy”

Story Image Paula K.

“Many less side effects”

Story Image Julie N.

“HRT changed my life”

Story Image Jodi K.

“I was tired.”

Story Image danielle D.

“I’ve been using compounded hormones for 7 years. I feel amazing! I have a lot of energy, my memory is good and sex is great!”

Story Image Cristiana M.

“Need this medicine because of menopause”

Story Image Wendy M.

“changed my life”

Story Image Linda B.

“Back to my normal self”

Story Image L.

“cBHT changed my outlook on life!”

Story Image Chanda N.

“Compounded meds saved my life”

Story Image Mary M.

“Benefiting from hormone cream”

Story Image Jill E.

“Peri Menopause and Menopause issues”

Story Image Hanan R.

“Changed my life”

Image
10.26.2021
Michelle M.
Oregon Lake Oswego

“Recently prescribed testosterone/progesterone topical cream”

In February of this year, at almost 50 years old, I had robotic surgery - a full hysterectomy, and full excision of stage 4 endometriosis that went undiagnosed my whole adult like until just two years ago. For years, among other things, intercourse caused me pain. My husband was always hesitant while we were intimate because he was afraid to hurt me. Fast forward to after the surgery, and I was prescribed an estrogen patch. But despite that, my libido was gone. Here are both my husband and I, eager to enjoy intimacy with no pain, but now after waiting all that time, I had no desire. My Naturopath prescribed me a topical progesterone/testosterone cream and it has been a savior for our sex life! My libido is back! Not only has it helped our sex life but it has also helped keep me regulated so my feelings, emotions, and vitals stay in check. I would be devastated if I could no longer have this topical medication compounded.
Image
10.21.2021
Christina L.
Connecticut Woodbridge

“Compounded medicine is a vital solution to my autoimmune problems”

Dear Congressperson,

I am a patient with an autoimmune disorder that compounded hormone therapy has made all the difference in my quality of life. It was able to give me the active form of a hormone that my body does not make enough of, and without it, I have overwhelming fatigue, skin problems, eye issues, depression and other symptoms. This therapy has been crucial in me being a happy, vital person, family member and productive member of society. Without it, I would be barely able to function or work. Please protect my access, as well as many others', to continue having this vital compounded medicine. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this matter.
Image
10.18.2021
Dianne N.
Oregon Boring

“Massive skin irritation”

I started loosing my hair and had horrible rash all over my arms, hands, legs, face and scalp! Nothing anyone did helped me and it was really getting out of hand. When I was ordered Ketotifen by a doctor it began to subside and eventually faded away. When I stop taking my medication it starts to return. Please do not stop my medication!!
Image
10.28.2021
Carrie
Oregon Portland

“Use a compounded bio-identical hormone”

I have been prescribed a pharmacy compounded bio-identical hormone which I have taken almost daily for approximately 5 years. It has been an effective way to modulate my hormone levels, contributing to my physical, mental and emotional well-being. With it, my cycles, sleep, mood & mental focus are balanced. It is also significant to note that the compounded formula I use is affordable. Bio-identical hormones have positively impacted my life, please do not add unnecessary restrictions to their usage.
Image
10.27.2021
Judy T.
Washington Vancouver

“Bio identical hormones are a game changer!!!”

I am so much happier and healthier with my bio identical hormones. I've been using bio identical progesterone, and testosterone for a few years. Now that I've fully hit menopause, I would be lost without my progesterone. I can now sleep and don't feel like ripping off the heads of anyone within earshot. These bio identical hormones have made me such a better person all around. Please don't take that away from me. It's a wonderful world we live in, but so much better with bio identical hormones.
Image
10.27.2021
Adrienne W.
Alabama Madison

“Menopause”

My compounded hormones are crucial to my daily living. The numerous effects of menopause are debilitating and the compounded hormones have made all the difference. I can only imagine the number of women who have received relief from their compounded hormones. Do not impact this life changing solution.
Image
10.26.2021
Jeanne S.
Oregon Boring

“Made my life so much more livable.”

As I approached menopause I started having overwhelming hot flashes and night sweats. The night sweats were so bad that most nights I didn't get much sleep at all. I was exhausted and irritable due to the lack of sleep. The compounded hormones lessened this to the point I can sleep and feel rested enough to function and enjoy my life. I can't imagine not being able to have this helpful resource and having to go back to the life I led before taking them.

The fact that these are coming under scrutiny makes me think that big pharma is getting nervous that people have a choice to take an alternative to their products. Such a shame that our world has to be like this!
Image
10.26.2021
Beth F.
Colorado Alamosa

“Bio-Identical Therapy”

When I was in my twenties, I was involved in a serious car accident that damaged my pituitary. I went for years with major hormone imbalance even though I didn’t take birth control. I was told at one time to go on BCs to stabilize me but after multiple BCs, I finally stopped because I was frustrated that they created further imbalance. It was many years of trial and error before I found a practitioner who prescribed my Bio’s. It transformed my life and well being. I have been on them for years and have no intentions of going off of them. My insurance provider will not pay for them so I opted to pay out of pocket which runs me $800 per year. It’s well worth my piece of mind and me hormone stability.
Image
10.26.2021
Paula K.
Missouri Saint Louis

“Many less side effects”

I’m using CBHT to improve bone density. I have Multiple Sclerosis and Osteoporosis and am at high risk for an injury from a fall. I I tried pharmaceutical Progesterone but it made me feel dizzy, sedated, “hungover “!
My doctor suggested trying compounded
Progesterone to see if the side effects could improve. I am very happy that I do not have
any side effects from the compounded product. It was much more expensive but worth the money to me, as I feared taking a medication that caused significant, dangerous side effects l
Image
10.26.2021
Julie N.
Missouri Kansas City

“HRT changed my life”

I went through surgical menopause at age 40 and was prescribed birth control pills as hormone replacement. Over the next 7 years I developed increasing healthy issues that my doctors struggled to diagnose. I suffered significant fatigue. muscle soreness, headaches, and severe digestive issues. the symptoms were so bad that it was affecting my ability to work. I finally met a doctor who suggested the problem might be hormonal imbalance and prescribed compounded natural hormone replacement. Within 30 days my symptoms dramatically improved and with in a few months I was feeling nearly my old self.. The fatigue was gone, my dry eyes were gone, my muscle pain was gone, my brain fog cleared, and my digestive issues improved. Now that I am at the age of menopause I am slowly going off the HRT, but I am so grateful to have had it. It literally changed my life - allowing me to continue working and take care of my family.
Image
10.26.2021
Jodi K.
Georgia Lilburn

“I was tired.”

I had to take daily naps. No energy. A year ago I was working out 4-5 days a week, even after 12 hour shifts. I took multi vitamins and I have no other health conditions. I started taking prescription diet pills not to lose weight but for energy. Eventually those did mot work. I was tested and was low in progesterone, testosterone, esteogen, dhea and cortisol.

I have been taking replacements for about 3 months. Even with some added personal stress, i am slowly back to working out 3 days a week and dance classes twice a week for the 1st time since covid started. I have only taken maybe 3 naps during the day in the past 3 months.

Please stay out of my healthcare decisions. As a nurse I see alot of waste and misuse of things due to government.
Image
10.26.2021
danielle D.
Alabama Huntsville

“I’ve been using compounded hormones for 7 years. I feel amazing! I have a lot of energy, my memory is good and sex is great!”

My compounded hormones keep me young and active. When mama is happy everyone is happy. I will not put synthetic hormones in my body. It is very important that we have a choice over what goes in our bodies from food to prescriptions! Do not take any more of our freedoms away, please! Last I checked I still stood on American ground!
Image
10.26.2021
Cristiana M.
Florida Miami Beach

“Need this medicine because of menopause”

When I started having some menopause symptoms my doctor prescribed the compounded hormones treatment which has given me a much better quality of life .
Image
10.21.2021
Wendy M.
Washington Vancouver

“changed my life”

I was having hot flashes, couldn't sleep and very short tempered.
After starting and continuing with cBHT my life is back to normal. I feel very confident using these compounds as my mother had cancer. I do not feel at risk using these compounded hormones. Please do not take this opportunity away from me.
Image
10.21.2021
Linda B.
Indiana Valparaiso

“Back to my normal self”

Before I was fortunate enough to find compounded hormones, my body felt so out of whack! I couldn’t think clearly, my mind literally felt like a blur all.of.the.time. And my sex life went from outstanding to not so fun due to vaginal dryness. With the help of my family doctor and compounding pharmacist, I found bio identical hormones that brought me back to “me” again.

I am really tired of big pharma bulldozing anything medical. Compounded medicines have been a life saver for me.
Image
10.21.2021
L.
Washington Dallesport

“cBHT changed my outlook on life!”

Lowered hormone levels caused interrupted sleep from muscle aches and restless muscles, rapidly changing mood swings, skin issues, and sexual dysfunction. Since taking compounded bio-identical hormones I feel myself again. I can sleep, my moods are level not feeling like crying all the time, and my body feels good again.
Image
10.21.2021
Chanda N.
Florida FORT PIERCE

“Compounded meds saved my life”

For years I had been to doctors that told me I was fine when I wasn't When I found an integrative doctor that did the proper tests and then subscribed compounded medicines, my life changed so much for the better. Please don't let the powers that be change how we live.
Image
10.21.2021
Mary M.
California Truckee

“Benefiting from hormone cream”

Hormone cream has allowed me to have a healthy and happy relationship with my husband after menopause.
It would be a shame to prohibit and restrict the use or making
of these products.
Image
10.21.2021
Jill E.
South Dakota Sioux Falls

“Peri Menopause and Menopause issues”

Started cream in Peri Menopuse due to emotional instability, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Quality of life was main need. The cream has helped with all of this and has taken me into Menopause with very little issues. I had a friend in the Medical Community who informed me if using hormones it was best to start before Menopause as then less issues with the increase of Cancer concern by some without a “burst” in hormones with Menopause. Don’t let the choice to use compounds be taken away! .
Image
10.18.2021
Hanan R.
Virginia Mechanicsville

“Changed my life”

Bhrt has given me my life back. I was tired and had no drive and energy to do anything. Everyone around could see that I was not myself and after my hormones being balanced every can see that I’m back to my normal self enjoying life.
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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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