It was back in April that I mentioned that I was going to try bioidentical hormones. Many of you responded that they were working so well for you and some responded that they didn’t work so well. I’m in that camp where they didn’t work so well. I tried using them almost 3 months and I have progressively felt worse while using them.
I never thought I felt bad or needed more energy. I was hoping to have less hot flashes and hoping my joints would feel better. The pharmacist suggested several improvements I should notice and honestly, I didn’t notice any improvements in anything.
My joints hurt worse and I ended up seeing a podiatrist who took x-rays and said I have “deep arthritis” in my feet, bone is against bone and surgery is really the only thing that’s going to make any great improvement. I’ve been limping on my foot so much that now my hip hurts.
Using the hormone cream, the hot flashes seemed to get worse. The pharmacist would tell me to use one less “click” of this one or that one and in the end, I was back on the same formula he had started me on and I just wan’t seeing any improvement. I’m wondering if, because it’s been so long since I’ve taken hormone supplements or produced my own hormones, if maybe that’s why I didn’t see better results.
Anyway . . I feel better not using them so . . I’m not using them! And, of course, if you’re using them and having great results, that’s wonderful. I am, by no means, saying they don’t do wonders for some people.