“Compounded Testosterone has dramatically improved my life!”
Not long after turning 50, I realized that I was always very tired, and weak, had lost muscle mass, and had virtually lost my libido. My primary care physician put me through a barrage of tests. But said nothing wrong. Two years later, I mentioned this to my urologist. He tested my hormone levels which came back at 1/4th the level they should have been for a man of my age, size, and weight. My urologist prescribed a combination of Compounded Testosterone and OTC DHEA. Within less than 30 days, I was feeling so much better. The difference for me, my wife, and our young children are immeasurable. He checks me twice per year to make sure they are at the optimal levels for me. Today, at 63 I am still going strong. Please do not jeopardize the availability of compounded hormones for me and the millions of others who benefit from them.
“On hormone replacement therapy 3yrs”
I began hormone replacement therapy 3+ years due to unbearable symptoms and treatment has been a life changer for me. This treatment has been life-saving for me. Please do NOT place restrictions on this proven treatment.
Port Saint Lucie
“Quality of life restored”
In 2016 I started having a serious decline in several areas of my life. I couldn’t stay asleep for more than half an hour. I was awakened every night for two years every half an hour with hot flashes. I had pain starting to creep up in my legs, knees, and hips when I would lay down to sleep…when I sat too long with my students in class. I had emotionally tearful moments-- too many to count.
I tried taking higher-quality multivitamins and supplements to try and ease these issues. To no avail. After two years of all the above and energy levels dwindling, I began to research the topic of bio-identical hormone replacement. Through my research, I was also concerned with the history of breast cancer on my mom's side both of her sisters had it and one passed away from it. I knew through my research that there could be some risk but I also knew that the quality of my life was in a serious decline on so many levels. Exercise and supplements were doing absolutely nothing to alleviate my symptoms.
I finally desired to seek professional help and my new doctor was an answer to my dilemma. Since receiving my first bio-identical hormone pellets I have not missed a blood workup or pellet insertion appointment, mammogram, or breast sonogram. I previously wasn’t a person who went for regular checkups as I was healthy. I would go years in between gynecological exams. This is how much my quality of life has increased since being able to receive bio-identical hormone pellets. My doctor closed her practice close to my home and I even travel 45 minutes one way along with taking time off from work to keep up with this life-restoring treatment. Please make sure that this continues to not only be an option for me but for all women. I can not believe that this is not a mainstream treatment for menopause. Please make sure this medical treatment isn’t removed as well as make sure there are more studies done proving its efficacy as well as improving the quality of women’s as well as men's lives. Please make sure that this treatment can also be covered by insurance. If you will don your own research you will find that there are other long term health benefits. If you are a woman or love a woman or care about women, then please do research and fight for us to be able to keep our quality of life through bio-identical hormone replacement pellets.
“Compounding changed my life”
When I became perimenopausal, I could not function. I was exhausted, had severe anxiety so bad I could not leave my house, depression and crying spells, hot flashes, mood swings, painful rashes on my body, and hair loss just to name a few. I have found doctors are not trained and for the most part, show little caring until I found the right doctor. I could not take traditional pills due to side effects. Compounding allowed my doctor to prescribe doses right just for me and my body. I have my life back, running my business, and enjoying time with my husband, family, and friends. I am sleeping at night!! I am so happy to have found a physician and compounding pharmacy to work with me.
“Cannot take oral medication...”
I cannot ingest hormone replacement. I need compounded medication. I had a hysterectomy at age 30 and went straight into menopause. The compounded medication helped me get my life back since I cannot take oral hormones because of inflammatory reactions. I am a breast cancer survivor and these nontriggering hormone replacements help me tremendously.
“Nothing short of amazing!”
I have been taking hormone therapy to increase my energy levels. I noticed a drastic drop in my energy around the age of 40. Leisurely, I am an avid athlete and weight lifter. Professionally, I am a P.E. teacher and trainer. So you can imagine the kind of energy levels that are required to do these things on a daily basis. Not to mention, I am a happily married man of 15 years with three boys. At the end of the work day, my boys require just as much committed energy from me to their needs. They train in jiu Jitsu, we play sports at our local park, and we all know boys are constantly getting into antics. Since being placed on hormone therapy my energy levels have been renewed and my gym workouts have been tremendous. So if this therapy were to be in jeopardy and made unavailable, men like myself would slowly struggle to maintain the strength and desire required to continue to drive our great nation forward. Hormone therapy keeps the mind and body of men in alpha mode. For me, it's the 2x a week kick in the ass remedy that drives me to be a great individual, father, sibling, co-worker, and husband. KEEP IT ON THE MARKET!
“Autoimmune hormonal needs!”
Please! Bio-identical hormones have changed my life for the better. Please don’t get rid of the. I love how they can be made for your specific needs. I personally know of several friends who also that this has helped their quality of life tremendously.
“A truly life changing therapy.”
My story begins with always feeling extra tired and no will to do much. I didn't understand what was wrong with me and even thought I might have depression. Had a friend tell me to check out my hormone levels and so I did. To my surprise, my testosterone levels were that of an 80-year-old man-- we are talking 197 total testosterone with horrible levels of free and bioavailable testosterone. I got on testosterone therapy and literally within a few weeks I felt so much better the energy was back the drive to do things was also back not to mention a few other perks and functionality of a younger version of myself years ago. It was shocking honestly the effect a hormone can have on you physically and also mentally an absolutely life-changing therapy. I fear these restrictions would cause shortages. It would be devastating to not be able to receive this therapy for so many people and go back to hormone levels probably even lower than before. It's truly a matter of health because, without proper hormone levels, our bodies and even minds won't function properly. Thank you for your time.
Maria Paula D.
“High quality & personalized doses”
I’ve been a patient with diagnosed hypothyroidism for over 4 years. Thanks to the compounding pharmacy, my doctor has been able to manage my doses according to my personal needs.
This personalization has made it possible to take the doses needed depending on my lab results which change regularly and to keep my hormones on appropriate levels.
“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.
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!
I have been using compounded hormones (progesterone, estrogen, testosterone) and it has made such a difference. I feel more energetic and it has increased my sexual drive. I go to the gym 3 times/a week now. The doctor checks my hormone level twice a year and the lab report shows a hormonal level according to what it is expected to have due to my age after taking the hormonal treatment. I am glad that after menopause we don’t have to feel depressed, down, and have low libido.
“Compounded hormones are saving my life!”
I have been using compounded hormones for 5 years now, and I do not appreciate the FDA trying to get involved with MY choice of where I purchase my hormones. Compounded hormones are made with the powder form of hormones that are compounded into various forms like creams, gels, troches, suppositories, capsules, etc.
“Never experience Menopause”
Compounding is a safe, non-invasive and smooth process for your body and mind.
I started 2 years before menopause and I didn't experience any symptoms like hot flashes, dry eyes, or mood changes. Now 7 years after I feel more energetic and focused.
“My HRT cream is amazing”
I am a 65-year-old female who has been using compounded HRT cream for 15 years. My entire health would change without my HRT cream which is designed just for me. Aging is hard enough, without my HRT cream I will be miserable. Thanks for listening.
These hormones compounded have been a life saving
Was suffering from perimenopausal symptoms which were dismissed by my provider trying commercial progesterone did not relieve my symptoms as the compounded progesterone has. Off-label testosterone has been a life changer for my sexual dysfunction symptoms if taken away there is no commercial use that can provide me the symptom relief that I have experienced.
“Saved my life!”
After giving birth to my daughter at the age of 36 through a C-section, and while still on the operating table, the surgeon discovered that endometriosis had spread tremendously and attached to my colon. It was decided that it was best to remove all my reproductive organs. As the lack of hormones spread through my system, I went from a happy normal mom and wife to a depressive, suicidal, mood-swing-crazed person. The hot flashes were out of control, I lost hair, and had dried skin, it was an endless array of issues. I was placed on a typical one for all synthetic HRT which didn't help. After desperately searching and seeing new doctors, and trying new medicines, I came upon Dr. Michelle Starke, my Saviour. After the initial saliva test, she prescribed compounded hormones. My C\compounding pharmacy filled the prescription. I finally began to stabilize and ultimately got my life back. I wouldn't have survived if not for the compound hormone made especially for me. Don't keep other women from having the chance at life after menopause or a hysterectomy.
Early menopause and hypothyroidism hit about the same time!!! I thought I was going crazy. Went to every doctor that specialized in these areas. I was given high amounts of Levothyroxine which only made me a wreck. It started with early menopause and then accidentally checking the thyroid, found that was in the toilet. Was blessed to read Suzanne Somers book about bio-identical hormones which gave me some direction. Standard doctors can't help. Medications prescribed by doctors only made my issues worse. They didn't understand. It took me years to find the right Bio-Identical doctor who listened and understood. She was able to get my hormones regulated and my thyroid working properly. I truly believe I would be DEAD if not for bio-identical medicine. In finding a doctor who truly is knowledgeable about bio-identical and getting on the right dosage, has saved my life. Also the lives of friends who were struggling because "doctors" couldn't figure out how to help. We are bio-identical patriots and will never go back to standard medicine. WE CANNOT LOSE BIO-IDENTICAL MEDICINE. IT IS LIFE CHANGING!!!
“Keep my hormones available!”
I am a post-menopausal woman who suffered from TERRIBLE hot flashes repeatedly during the day and night. The bio-identical hormones I take prevent these debilitating events and help me sleep. I don't know how I could function without them.
Why is getting rid of them even being considered as they help so many people!!
“BHT helped when other hormones did not”
I had patients who could not tolerate Premarin, but had no trouble (and good results) using compounded triple estrogen...
Doctors should not be limited by the pharmaceutical industry to drug company products.