“I can’t process synthetic chemicals even in medicine.”
I am 62 years old. I have suffered from chronic fatigue since 1980. An important part of what I have learned is that I am ultra-sensitive to synthetic chemicals found in everything. So unfortunately this included thyroid medicine and hormone medicine progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. I get sick when I try to use them. So my ONLY alternative was to use supplements from more natural souces. At least they don’t make me sicker.
“Puts me at risk for worsening Lipedema, brain fog and poor health...”
I am 59 and the compounded hormone I take keeps me in balance and my Lipedema at bay. I have had four surgeries for Lipedema and the hormones I take are absolutely critical to not having regrowth. Not having access to compounded testosterone would be catastrophic to my health.
“A phenomenal aid in my overall health”
I have been using Pellets for over 10 years. It has made a difference in my ability to function both day and night. It has eased the transition of menopause and created a healthier, physical body that allows me to function fully a wife, mother, employee, and human.
“HRT and LDN Patient”
I have been using compounded HRT and LDN for 6 years. I was so miserable prior to starting on the compounded HRT. I was unable to concentrate, had hot flashes every 1-2 hours, and was unable to sleep through the night. I have been using LDN to control my cancer pain which allows me to stay off narcotics. It is important to have both conventional and complementary medicine. It would be a disservice to millions of patients to discontinue our access to these compounded products and the knowledge base of these practitioners.
“Progesterone is a lifesaver for me”
I am 72 years old and am having my thyroid adjusted for the last six months. Clearly, I have a lack of sleep and some days horrible sleep. Compounded progesterone is my salvation. It helps calm my mind and allows me to go back to sleep if I wake up during the night. Which are most nights.
“Bio-identical Hormones were life changing for me”
I was prescribed HRT after my hysterectomy 29 years ago. I had very negative allergic reactions to them and tried many different options. After exhausting all available options in the pharmaceutical industry I tried bio-identical hormones and it was a life saver. I continue to take them today and I cannot imagine being without them.
As you already know, as we age our skin gets thin. I was experiencing burning pain in the vulvar area, especially after a walk or riding my bicycle. I decided to use a mirror to examine myself and found little bloody tears in the skin which stung terribly. The use of my compounded Estriol Cream each evening has improved this condition considerably. Also, I use Estrogen Patches. When I run out of these prescriptions, I suffer incontinence as well.
“Best I have ever felt”
I started on compounded hormones about 2 years ago. This is the best I felt in years. I have more energy. I am not exhausted all day long. My sadness and irritability are gone. Most doctors want to give you antidepressants etc. when just getting your hormones in balance will help everything.
They are only looking out for themselves and want to charge exorbitant prices for medications that cost them pennies to make. Leave the bio-identical hormones alone. Keep the compounding pharmacies! They are doing a great job. They use FDA-approved medications and they use minimal fillers.
“Thyroidectomy-compounded thyroid only solution.”
After my thyroidectomy, I tried the standard medication, Synthroid (Synthetic T4). The thyroid regulates everything in your body, so without it, you're a huge swollen corpse. At first synthetic T4 was OK then I became very sick and when I tried Armour (the original formula-this was 20 years ago), my life was back to normal. Natural Desiccated thyroid (NDT has all the T's in it which a thyroid has T2 T3 T4 and calcitonin) Armour changed everything until they changed formulation in 2009 (and later changed hands again) and I had to go through all sorts of ill health to find a replacement. I tried NP thyroid (NDT) and my face was constantly covered in rashes and I felt worse and worse. The Armour thyroid of today has even more fillers. I can only tolerate compounded thyroid replacement with one natural filler. It has given me my life back and I am now healthier than ever. I almost forget that I could die a horrible death if I don't get the right replacement. Please don't let them take away the only solution that has saved my life. This is no joke. Life and death
“Starting taking after hysterectomy”
I really need my bio-identical hormones because my body doesn't produce what I need. Without them, I can not sleep and would be a mess. They help me to be more productive and happy.
“Bio-identical hormones saved my life!”
I was in my late 20s when I became very ill and housebound. For 7yrs no doctor could figure out what was wrong with me. The lack of progesterone was causing a lot of secondary illnesses. I had no life. I was unable to work or live a normal life. I did my own research on my symptoms and realized I had a hormonal imbalance. I pushed for testing but my gynecologist said it was a waste of time because of how young I was. I did get tested and I had little to no progesterone every time I was tested. I was in my late 20s and wasn't ovulating. A GP took sympathy on me and introduced me to compounded bio-identical. My life completely changed. I even became a nurse. In my late 30s, I got covid and it made my hormonal imbalance worse. I searched high and low to find help. I found out I have a rare condition called Premature Ovarian Insufficiency. I found a doctor to help me. Without them, my life would not be worth living. I would be unable to be a nurse or have a normal life. I desperately need my compounded hormonal treatments. I see a doctor every 3mos and have a test done. It is safe and carefully watched over. It is not just women going through menopause that need treatments. I am so thankful to be able to get my hormones.
I have been using bio-identical hormones for the past 10 years. I initially looked into using them because I was having sleep issues. Not only do they help with sleep but also have a positive effect on my mood, energy level, and weight issues. I think it's important to get just the right dose of each hormone since everyone"s body is so different. I've also read that they decrease my chances of getting breast cancer and having cardiac issues, which have affected some of my family members.
“Changed my 62 year old life”
Never in my female life did I feel as energetic and productive as I have felt since taking bio-identical hormones. I run a business and employ five people. Without compounded hormones, I may not be able to do that. Why would anyone want to take this away?
“I need my medication!”
I am on 2 medications that are compounded. I need them so much for my health issues. If it was not for my compounded hormones I would have many other issues. I need this type of drug. They are more effective in my issues. I feel better about these. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THEM AWAY!
“Success with Pellett”
I was implanted with a bio-identical hormone pellet after having an emergency removal of my ovary. I had already tried estradiol and a progestin IUD. The traditional medicines failed with horrible side effects including migraines, nausea, mood swings, weepiness, and insomnia. The bio-identical pellet along with Prometrium did the trick. I felt like myself again. The misery lifted. The panic and palpitations were gone. The hot flashes and night sweats were completely eliminated. I was calm, cool, and collected. Just as if the emergency ovariectomy had never happened.
“Please protect our access to medications!”
Compounded hormones are a lifesaver, and I can’t fathom them being taken away for no reason. Please do what you can to protect our right to good health.
“Pain and Menopause helped by compounded hormones”
I have suffered several bouts of vulvodynia in my life, and have only found relief when Estrogen Testosterone was given as a compounded vaginal treatment. Simply using estrogen alone was not helpful. The pain I felt was like having hot coal in me 24/7. Only proper hormone treatment by my certified menopausal medicine doctor has helped. Please consider that 1 out of 4 women has this condition.
“Bio-identical hormones are good for my health!”
I have used bio-identical hormones for approximately 35 yrs. The synthetic progesterone caused acne and did not alleviate my other symptoms. When I was put on Synthroid for my thyroid, I had a racing heart, rashes, and intestinal issues. I overdosed on Prometrium and synthetic Synthroid. Since on natural progesterone, estrogen, and armor thyroid or T3/T4 all the other symptoms are gone. I have managed my health much better through natural means without all the side effects from synthetic drugs minus all the other prescriptions for the symptoms the synthetic(unnatural) drugs cause. My body and mind are good, now. Dr's say Synthroid is natural, no it is not.. It is synthetic. My body does not like it!! My body knows what it needs and responds accordingly and has negative reactions to unnatural drugs. The dosage can also be made to what I need not a pre-stamped dosage that is incorrect for my body. My body, My choice.
“I had a hysterectomy too young...”
When severe bleeding (that could not be stopped) left me with a complete hysterectomy at 30, my doctor placed me on Premarin. After 10 years and a move, I met a doctor who suggested I try bio-identical hormone therapy instead of Premarin, because of side effects and risks. After a few months of tweaking levels, I was placed on a cream of estrogen blends and an oral progesterone capsule. These medications have treated me very well, eliminating migraine headaches, dense breast tissue, and a much better emotional outlook. Now in my 60’s I continue to have my levels tested and adjusted as needed, without the fears and side effects associated with a synthetic or horse derived product. My compounding pharmacy works well with my physician to assure my levels are balanced to keep me healthy and happy.
I started and continue taking compound hormones to treat menopause. Traditional medicines did not work. I have been taking them now for over 8 years and it has given me a quality of life again!