If you’re not comfortable discussing this on the blog, please feel free to send me an email. Second, I don’t this to be a debate but more sharing thoughts or experiences. No one should be put down or made to feel they’re doing wrong because they do or don’t do anything.
Is anyone using the bioidential hormone replacement? I think there’s now a little “pellet” that can be placed under the skin and there’s a cream . . maybe more but those are the two that I know about.
I had all the bloodwork done last week. The results should be in towards the end of this week or the first of next week. I have a couple of friends who have used the cream and they think it’s wonderful and will say things like “It changed my life!” I truly like my doctor and I trust him. He’s fairly conservative and I keep telling myself that he wouldn’t recommend it if it wasn’t safe. But, we all know that with medicine, what we think is safe today may be found to be unsafe next year.
I’m not sure I’ll actually go through with the hormone replacement therapy .. I’m so afraid of taking something unsafe.
There’s so much info on the internet. On one site I’ll read that it’s so safe and the next site will say it isn’t safe. Natural doesn’t always mean what I think natural should mean. The cream is made by a pharmacist in a compounding pharmacy so that means I have to have a lot of trust and faith in the pharmacist.
I don’t trust everything I read on the internet. I try to take into account who is putting out the info. Drug company who makes synthetic hormones may not be in favor of something made by a compounding pharmacist. FDA doesn’t have much (if any) control over the compounding pharmacies so I don’t expect them to have much good to say about it. People selling books singing the praises of bioidential hormones . . I expect them to be highly in favor. I just want the truth . . where do I go to find that? 🙂
I had a total hysterectomy 25 years ago. I took Premarin for a while, then decided it wasn’t right for me and after discussing it with my doctor, I quit taking it. Yes, I have some amount of hot flashes, night sweats and other issues that go along with aging and hormones being out of whack.
On one hand, I feel like . . I’m surviving! I have plenty of energy. In fact, the doctor kept telling me “you’ll be surprised at how much more energy you’ll have”. I’m thinking . . if I have more energy, that’s going to be a problem! I think I’m in a pretty good mood all the time (Vince might disagree). We keep our thermostat lower than most folks would and I can live with that.
But, what if . . using the bioidentical hormones, I would feel better? What if I think I feel good but I could feel a whole lot better? Maybe my joints wouldn’t ache, maybe we could raise the thermostat and Vince would spend his evenings huddled under a quilt while I keep stripping down . . one layer at a time.