Compounded or Natpro?
I am 57 years old and went through menopause somewhere around 51 years old. Still have my uterus and ovaries. I have been on bio-identical hormones since about age 53. I went through horrible hot flushes and no sleep before that so they have been a Godsend!
After reading your replies on this site Wray, I have started to get off my estrogen. I was on a small dose of .05 mg/0.1 ml cream, applying 0.1 ml in the a.m. Also using the Vagifem 10 mcg vaginal tablet about every 4 or 5 days. Progesterone is also compounded and my doctor just upped it to 75 mg/gm cream and instructed to take at night. After reading your advice to others, I decided that wasn't enough, so I have upped it to the 75 mg/gm twice a day - morning and night and am feeling better. They are also upping my Thyroid which has been low and changing formulation of T3/T4 SR(#1) 19/63 to Armour (still deciding on a dose). This past winter I have all the symptoms of hair loss, cold feet & hands, depression, facial hair growth, weight gain, no motivation, +. I have felt awful!
My question in all this is does it matter if I use the compounded progesterone rather than the Natpro? The compounded seems less expensive. Is it stronger? Or am I Ok using the 150 compounded dosage a day?
Thank you so much for having this site available. I don't feel my doctor has the slightest idea of what to do, so it is so wonderful to have some guidance.
Here's to your day.