anyone doing the bioidentical hormones?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Lothlorien, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Curious. My aunt is doing it and she says she is feeling so much better. She told me to go this new doctor, because I told her about what was going on with me. I'm gonna call him today, but I was just curious if any of you were doing that and what were your experiences?
  2. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Huh??? What the heck is this?
  3. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Actually, psychiatrist who's wife is a practicing DO, suggested we may want to do those for difficult child's unexplained hair loss. psychiatrist uses them for something (I did not ask as I was not sure if I wanted to know), and seems happy with them. I know it involves a salivia test that costs anywhere from $35 to $140, and I have no idea how much the hormones themselves cost or how they are taken.

    I would try them, they seem like if they did not help they would not hurt anything.
  4. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    I think this is what Suzanne Sommers writes about in her last book. Dr. Phil's wife used that same strategy to survive her menopause too, I think. The theory is to replicate the hormone levels you had as a younger woman ~ thus, the term bioidentical hormones.

    Suzanne Sommers swears by it.

    I recently read some research indicating that there may be a connection between the development of asthma and menopause ~ especially in lean women.

    Which I am.

    So, I am curious about what others of us know of these treatments, too.

    DHEA, the precursor for both estrogen and testosterone, is something I am wondering about, too. I have heard it can lead to excess testosterone (and therefore, worsening symptoms) in females though, so I am a little leery of it.

  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I have the book.
    But I can't do it because I've had breast cancer. Whether the hormones are the real McCoy, synthetic or herbal, I can't take any chances.
    Wish I had better info for you.