“My whole well being has depended on the bio-identical hormones for 17 years, ever since my hysterectomy at age 45.”
At age 45 I had to have a hysterectomy. Thank goodness, my doctor at the time was knowledgeable enough to recommend the bio-identical hormones to help with abrupt side effects from the surgery. I did a lot of reading and research myself and I found comfort in knowing the bio-identical hormones were much safer to take. Over the 17 years since my surgery, I have moved several times and I’ve always had to search for a doctor who will prescribe them, even being over an hour away, because that’s how important it is to my well-being. I will definitely not ever take regular hormones and if the bio-identical gets restricted or banded, I will not sleep, will gain weight, get hot flashes and be a miserable moody person for sure!
“Changed my life”
Not sure where I would be without BHRT. Helped me get through perimenopause. With BHRT I can manage my weight, mood, emotional well-being, libido, skin, hair, bone density, and quality of life. Aging gracefully with BHRT!
“A nurse's prospective on cBHT”
Thank you for reading my story. I've suffered migraines my whole life that became exponentially worse as menopause began. The cBHT was the magic cure. The headaches were not just reduced, they disappeared. This is a level of "normalness" I had never experienced. The pharmacist who compounds my hormones is a trusted part of my medical team. As a nurse, I understand the value of a competent medical team. It seems to me that if we are already regulating and licensing pharmacists, that means they have been adequately educated, trained, and confirmed by a government agency to be a specialist in their profession and craft. Why would they not be trusted by the FDA to perform the very tasks for which they are trained? Redirecting the compounding of something so personal and unique to each woman to a very impersonal pharmaceutical company seems like it would significantly reduce the ability to properly dose and treat a woman for her individual needs and likely increase costs, which would price many out of access. Please leave compounding in the hands of skilled pharmacists for all of those very good reasons.
“Compound Hormones Changed my Life!!!!”
Compounded Hormones changed my life from depressed, moody, with hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and irritable all the time back to a normal person with none of the above symptoms anymore.
My quality of life has changed so much…I am able to sleep and I have the energy to do my work again and with a clear mind.
I cannot imagine having to go back to those days before I found the wonderful doctor who prescribed the Compounded hormones I am using now.
I cannot imagine having to go back to those days without the Compounded hormones I am using now!!!
Please stop them from restricting the use of compounded hormone therapies!! Compounded hormones work and millions of women depend on them!!!!!
“I have benefited immensely from this prescribed therapy from my Doctor”
I am concerned about the FDA restricting my access to a Customized Compounded Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy that’s been described by the doctor.
I have benefited immensely from this prescribed therapy from my Doctor, and I could not accept the FDA limiting my access to Customized Compounded Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
“I am always looking for ways to ingest products without chemical additives”
I have been using compounded estrogen for many years as I am trying to eliminate chemicals from my food & medicines. The U. N. Environment Programme has determined that parabens are an endocrine disruptor & are banned in Europe. Please don't take this option & alternative medicine away!
“I take bio-identical hormones, which is better for my body than pharmaceuticals”
I had a hysterectomy and oophorectomy at age 31. I am now 65. My body metabolizes natural hormones better than what is made in chemical pharmacies. I take a compounded estrogen and testosterone cream and a compounded progesterone capsule every day. It helps my body with all kinds of symptoms.
“Desperate to Solve Menopausal Challenges”
During the past 7 years, I have been experiencing challenging menopausal symptoms. I am so happy to have found a trusted and experienced OB/GYN, who helped solve my challenges with cBHT. I feel much better!
I think it is important for everyone to have options to choose from in regard to their health and to have the freedom to choose, with the help of their trusted doctor, what best suits them! My body, my choices!
“The ability to access compounding HRT has been a quality of life issue”
I had premature hormone depletion from CML. When my hormones were tested when I was 55 they revealed that of an 82-year-old woman. Symptoms were pain from extreme dryness. The ability to access compounding HRT has been a quality of life issue.
“HRT let me sleep again”
Before compounded hormones, my symptoms were so severe that I didn't get a good night's sleep for years and had night sweats and hot flashes. Hormone replacement therapy is the best thing that I've done to regain my health.
I am a 52-year-old woman. I started on compounded hormone replacement therapy over seven years ago, which has been life-changing. I am so grateful to my provider and compounding pharmacist that they were able to work together to come up with the right formulation for me. One size fits all commercial products are not the answer, as each woman is very unique. Please do not take away compounded hormones. Thank you for your consideration.
Since practicing bio-identical hormone replacement, my health has improved drastically, and it has become a win/win situation. I feel great. Our bodies contain more than one hundred different types of hormones which pour into your bloodstream at the rate of thousands of billions of units a day. Hormones regulate your heartbeat and your breathing. Hormones make men and women who they are. Hormones put you to sleep at night and they wake you up in the morning. They control your blood pressure, build up bone, maintain muscle tone, and lubricate joints. Hormones govern growth, they make the body produce energy and heat. Hormones burn fat. Hormones govern the menstrual cycle and allow pregnancy (and birth) to occur. They fight stress, prevent fatigue calm anxiety, and relieve depression. Hormones make and keep memories. Hormones maintain the correct level of sugar in the blood and tissues. They resist allergic reactions and infections. They soothe the pain. hormones control your sex drive, virility, and fertility. They stimulate your brain and your immune system. For all those reasons I am passionate about the subject of compounded hormones being under a very real threat. Compounded hormones are essential to a woman's health during and after menopause. Please, do not discontinue the use of compounded hormones.
“Compound Hormones Changed my Life!”
Compounded Hormones changed my life from itchy, moody, bloated, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, pain, burning during intercourse, bone loss, low sex drive, and irritability to a real woman that's comfortable in her skin with none of the above symptoms.
“Compounded HRT has changed my life”
For the first time, I have found an HRT treatment that has improved not only my night sweats and mood swings but improved my inflammation and therefore lowered my pain. Since I started taking it almost 3 months ago my energy is improved, my mood is balanced and my pain levels are dramatically reduced. I have never had this experience with other prescribed hormone replacement treatments such as oral estradiol and progesterone.
My health and quality of life will most certainly suffer if I do not have access to these compounded medicines.
“Nothing worked until I tried bio-identical compounded hormones”
I tried many medications, patches, and oral tablets, but nothing worked and I experienced many side effects, migraines, water retention, bruises, etc. I finally had relief with no side effects when I found the correct bio-identical for me. It is personalized, we are all different and we have different needs,
“Helpful in Recovery from Chronic Illness”
I am a 59-year-old woman who has severe digestive disorders causing malnourishment and physical wasting. I start on compounded hormones and was able to restore my health and ability to function. Without compounded hormones, I would have died.
“Helped my Bells Palsy, Fatigue, and Inflammation”
The bio-identical therapy that is compounded for me at my local compounding pharmacy has greatly improved my health and quality of life. cBHT is so important to my health. I pray it will continue to be available for my health and longevity.
“Supplemental Progesterone Saved Me!”
Starting at about age 53 I began having very heavy periods. My primary care physicians were so impressed as I aged to 58 that I was still having regular periods (not one missed) but alas, I was very anemic and had been for all those years. The last time I saw that doctor was when I had a cold and it was lasting a while so I went in. He was shocked that I was anemic and then more shocked that I was still bleeding to death each month. He thought I was amazing!
I knew this wasn't right. I researched things online and FINALLY found some evidence that maybe this was a symptom of low progesterone. I found a clinic that believed in the power of bio-identical hormones and in two months the bleeding stopped.
I'm now 65 years old and feel great. I'm taking bio-identical progesterone, bi-estrogen, and testosterone. Thank goodness for bio-identical hormones and the physicians who think outside the box to offer this choice of hormonal support.
I've been using compound hormones for the last 4 years and it has changed my life. I was sluggish, gaining weight, exhausted, and lost interest in normal activities and all of that changed once I started taking HRT. It would be detrimental to my health if Congress decided to restrict compound hormones.
“I had hot flashes and night sweats and was unable to sleep”
Before I started taking Compounded hormones I had horrible night sweats that left me unable to sleep through the night. I would get up tired and had a hard time staying awake. Since I started taking compounded hormones, my quality of life has changed so much, I am able to sleep and I have the energy to do my work plus my mind is more clear. I cannot imagine having to go back to those days before I found the wonderful doctor who prescribed the Compounded hormones I am using now.