Terrible Side Affects from Promentrium, BioIdential Hormone Pellets MISTAKE

by Terry
(Wichita, KS)

PRAISES I FOUND THIS SITE. I've had a very BAD EXPERIENCE with Dr and Bio Idential Hormone Pellets. Gave me 3X the amount needed. Then I have Prometruim 100mg causing SEVERE side effects.

Now Inserting them into the vaginal area at night. Having second opinion Dr. is attempting to bring me to balance MAYBE trying to remove them totally on Tuesday. Now I AM VERY MIXED UP WITH MY BODY. I have had eating issues for many years and I have NO HORMONES. So I never had normal female functions for years. Now I am overdone with hormones. My tiny body is in shock.

I want natural therapy for the progesterone needed. i really have all the symptoms of menopause, brain fog, no desire for life, depression, anxiety, no libido, I don't function daily. So scattered. this just made things totally worse. Hoping I may be able to have these pellets removed. Once they are I want them out and I want this all behind me. I need your help if you are able to give me directions on the natural overall treatments. If not overall for estrogen and testosterone what about the progesterone? Not pharmacy types. Also with a natural water pill due to causing severe bloat, headaches, breast pain, dizzy, nausea etc. Thanks tons.

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Oct 28, 2010
Terrible Side Affects from Promentrium, BioIdential Hormone Pellets MISTAKE
by: Wray

Hi Terry Thanks for the kind words. Progesterone can initially cause a bad reaction, for more info please see our page on Oestrogen Dominance. You mention BIH pellets, if these contained oestrogen and testosterone you would have had a bad reaction to them. I don't believe any women needs more of these hormone. We have far too much oestrogen as it is, it's in our food, water, air and the skin care we use. Please see this excellent website Our Stolen Future. The severe bloat, headaches, breast pain, dizzy, nausea you have indicate excess oestrogen. Progesterone is such a good diuretic it's now given via IV transfusion to brain trauma victims, please see here. I don't think you'll need a natural diuretic once the progesterone is working. But here are some you could try, cider vinegar, dandelion, milk thistle, corn silk, ginger, gymnema, hibiscus, Lady's bedstraw and red raspberry. The 100mg Prometrium is within the range I normally recommend, which is between 100-200mg/day. But you would probably do better on the higher amount initially, this would lessen the affect of oestrogen dominance. Please have a vitamin D test done, a lack of this vitamin plays havoc with us. For more info please see the Vitamin D council website. Please take a look at our page on Menopause too. Take care Wray

Nov 01, 2010
Progesterone alternatives
by: Anonymous

Hello. THX TONS for the information you gave me about what happens when one gets TOO many Bioidential Hormones put in your body, like I did. My Body has been in TRAUMA since 10/14. What you said, makes me WANT to take the Progesterone instead of NOT taking it. I thought all the Side affects, bloat, nausia, dizziness, water gain, gas, headaches, breast pain, was due to the Progesterone. If I understand, you said it was due to too much Estrogen, which I had put in me by 3x the amount. I'm now on Femera every other day to Block the Estrogen. Blood Work will be on 11/5 to see what is going on from NEW Md. IT is very scary to NOT have a Female Functioning Body for MANY years, then go to FUNCTIONING OVERLY much. Thanks. I did get Corn Sick and Midol today for the Pain in my lower Stomach, gas, bloat. Not the best either to take. Thanks again.

Nov 03, 2010
Progesterone alternatives
by: Wray

Hi Terry It doesn't surprise me. Yes we do need both oestrogen and testosterone, but I've not found we need extra. Please just try the progesterone only, it will be rough in the beginning, as you have to suppress the other two hormones to come right. But over time it does settle down, the higher the amount of progesterone used the quicker it goes. It does sound paradoxical, progesterone is the hormone makes us feel well, and yet to begin with we feel awful. It's only because it stimulates oestrogen initially, once it becomes dominant, which is what you need to aim for, things will get better. I'm concerned you're on letrozole, it's an aromatase inhibitor, given to reduce oestrogen in menopausal breast cancer patients, see here. The progesterone will suppress the oestrogen and safely too. Rub the cream on your tummy, it's good for pain and should help reduce the bloating. Please make sure you are using enough, at least 100-200mg/day, possibly the higher amount initially. Take care Wray

Nov 06, 2010
Taking Femora to Stop Estrogen
by: Anonymous

Hello Wray. Thx so much for letting me know Concerns of Femora. I've had the Water in my legs and ankles, nausea, headaches, etc. Not knowing it was from that. My body is in shock I think. Going for 29 years of NO Hormone to 3X the Amount of Estrogen needed from NO woman functions or feelings like Major Breast Tenderness, Enlarged Clitorus (Dr. said due to Testosterone) Bloat, cramps, etc. Had BW on Friday and then Dr when labs back, to determine IF the Estrogen Levels have gone down ANY. He took me off Progesterone on 10/21 to begin again on 11/14-11/30. Not a clue Why I need it, except I am to bleed when I stop. As you can tell, I NEED Class 101 in Puberty, Womanhood years, Then Menapause ALL IN 1. I'm saying with a Laugh, yet dead serious. I have Prometrium Pills I am to insert in the Vagina to prevent the Side affects. The Dr. seems to NOT like creams or patches. Think more mainstream, I am more Holistic if I can be. This brings great questions to me to ask. I've learned NEVER to trust at this point.

Nov 06, 2010
Progesterone/Femora
by: T

Thanks for sharing about how the Progesterone IS NEEDED & Good in the LT. Not understanding woman stuff, I never knew I even needed this. Still not sure WHY it is NEEDED anyway? It sounds like it must be used when you have Estrogen/Testosterone Pellets or other things used working in you. Is it like a Birth control Pill that you take and then after you do the Fake pills, you start your Period then? DA I know. Mixed what I hear. Some say they take it non stop and others say they take it only so many days a month. This MD told me, I needed to stop it after the Major Mess Up with the Wrong Dose Pellets from the 1st MD, I stopped and within 2 days began bleeding. Shocking for sure, not having a Period for many years due to Anorexia. It stopped, then I'm to begin it again on 11/14-11/30? Why is this? Then what will happen when I stop it on 11/30? As I said, its like I need Puberty 101, Womanhood 101, then Menapause 101 only induced by Low Body weight. Not by it being time. I didn't know you could put the Progesterone on your stomach? I knew you could put it on your inner thighs, inserted, I think there was a time I tried Creams and put it on my Underarms and Wrists. It may have been the Testosterone. Not certain. I never knew about the FEMORA side affects, that concerns be as well. ARE YOU A MD? YOU ARE A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE? I am not even sure where I am writing, but I LOVE ALL THAT IS SHARED. Thank GOD FOR TECHNOLOGY FOR US that are CLUELESS.

Nov 10, 2010
Progesterone/Femora
by: Wray

Hi Terry The BC pills are synthetic progesterone, and come with many adverse side effects, please see our page on Contraceptives. They were developed to mimic progesterone's role in the uterus. When the level of progesterone drops our period occurs, which is why you began bleeding when you stopped it. You are using it two week on, two weeks off, to mimic a normal monthly cycle. Each time you stop it you will bleed. The cream can be rubbed anywhere. The skin comprises 95% kerotinocytes, these have ample progesterone receptors. No I'm not an MD, I don't think they share my enthusiasm for progesterone! Take care Wray

Nov 10, 2010
Clueless on Woman Functions/Progesterone
by: T

Wray, I would say, you sure sound like a MD, Only much better when it comes to Really explaining. Loved what you said about how I will bleed when I stop the Progesterone. I did within 2 days for around 7 days then stopped. Then went from Nov 2 through Nov 7 no discharge, then Sunday thru Wed, having white discharge - SO SORRY seemed like out the rectum, but told it had to be Vaginal area. This cant be an Ovulation can it? I am clueless about all of this. I THINK I NEED TO GO BACK TO Puberty, womanhood then Menapause 101. Seriously. That is why I have asked so many questions. Any books or sites to recommend, so I STOP Bothering you so much. YOu are great, however, I am very needy right now, as I am terrified. I have a Dr. on Thursday to see what BW said from Friday. Have to do it now every two weeks. URR. Thanks so much. Tam.

Nov 13, 2010
Clueless on Woman Functions/Progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Tam Thanks for the kind words! The discharge could be ovulation, I would have to know the length of your cycle to be certain. All women, irrespective of the length of their cycle, ovulate 12-14 days before they bleed. So maybe you can work it out? And bother me as much as you want, that's what I'm for! But Dr Dalton's books are excellent, she treated many thousands of women, from puberty on. She explains everything you need to know about what happens during the month. Probably the best book for you is Once a Month. And don't be terrified, things will come right. You must just be aware initially progesterone can cause symptoms to become worse. But I've found if enough is used it's usually mild, in many cases it doesn't occur. Take care Wray

Nov 15, 2010
Progesterone/Puberty
by: T

Hello Wray, Thanks again for your HELP. I feel like I can totally trust your words. I started the Prometruim 100mg in Pink Pill and sorry up in the Vaginal Area, to see if symptoms will be less. I do it until 11/14-11/30 then off. I guess at that time I will begin the Bleeding as IF I was actually having a Period Cycle. Which I have never had as I said for many years due to Anorexia. I noticed that I am bloating today more and headache. I PRAY IT WILL BE LESS SIDE AFFECTS THIS TIME AROUND THAN LAST MONTH. Of course, last month my Body had such an OD in Estrogen and Testoterone, MOST of that I PRAY was from that mess and NOT the Prometruim. I am going to research that BOOK about PUBERTY. Seems pretty funny at 46 I am asking this. HA. T

Nov 19, 2010
Progesterone/Puberty
by: Wray

Hi T Using progesterone in the vagina is an excellent idea, as it's absorbed extremely quickly from there. It sounds as if you should increase the amount of progesterone, if you're getting bloating and a headache. This is an indication your progesterone is too low, please try doubling the amount. This is the disadvantage of caps, you can't adjust the amount easily. I would hope from now on you will start feeling better, as the oestrogen and testosterone levels drop. Please do get that book, it's so worth reading, and explains all you need to know, even if you're long past puberty! Take care Wray

Nov 20, 2010
Using Progesterone and GOT BOOK
by: terry

Hello Wray, Great to hear from you. I began taking the Prometruim 100mg on 11/14 vaginally & within a few days, I was having worse breast pain & bloat. GOSH TOTALLY CONFUSED from what you said. Prior to the 14th, the breasts were feeling a little less tender. HUM.

You say, INCREASING this will help? It seems once I started it, all got worse? May you explain this? DA TO ME.

I got the book thru Amazon and began reading it. It is an OLD book, however, it starts from Puberty so that is good. Crazy at 46 I am reading about Puberty.

Thanks again. I love your words.

Nov 24, 2010
Using Progesterone and GOT BOOK
by: Wray

Hi Terry I'm so pleased you got the book, yes it is old. But only goes to show how long progesterone has been used successfully. The increase in breast pain and bloat is confusing, but it's exactly what I thought might happen. Progesterone is absorbed so much better through the skin or mucus membranes. You must have forgotten the info on the Oestrogen Dominance, I didn't think to give it to you again. Please read through this page, it explains why it occurs. I'm delighted of course, as it means you are getting the full benefit of the progesterone, whereas using it orally, very little. But I don't want you to suffer more pain than needed, so you might consider increasing it by using 2 x 100mg/day, in the morning and again at night. It's best used a minimum of twice a day anyway, as progesterone levels start dropping after about 13hrs. Increasing the progesterone ensures it becomes the dominant hormone is less time than using too low an amount. Please read that page on oestrogen dominance! Take care Wray

Nov 24, 2010
Progesterone Issues
by: Terry

Hello Wray, Yes, the Breast Pain and Bloat is worse. Along with getting a headache around 6pm nightly for some odd reason. I feel like a 14 yr old. I have Greasy Face, Blemishes, greasy hair, all ths tuff a Youth has happen. I have DRY SKIN, No Blemishes and No Greasy Hair. I'm NOT LIKING being a Youth in that arena again. I was told to stop taking the DIM and Femora as of 11/24. TODAY. I am not sure if that has been doing it or not. Dr. Tuteras office said, these symptoms are ALL Side affects of the TOO MUCH Estrogen and testosterone. The Bloat NEVER GOES AWAY. The fingers in the AM are so Swollen, I also have noticed that I am more Depressed as I take Lexapro for that anyway. Anxiety seems worse as well. I am having MAJOR Night Sweats as well this past 4-5 days. I THOUGHT GETTING HORMONE Pellet therapy is to do wonders for one. Memory Clarity, Clear focused, Confusion, Less Anxiety and Depression. I AM ALL OF THAT AND MORE. I PRAY THESE LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO GO DOWN. I will read the DOMINANCE. As always, YOU ARE GREAT.

Dec 04, 2010
SEVERE BREAST PAIN
by: terry

Hello Wray. This is the second month since the Major Disaster of having the Overdose of Estrogen and Testosterone put in me. Since October 16, I have had NON STOP SEVERE BREAST PAIN. It does not matter if I am taking the Prometrium or not. THEY ARE ON FIRE AND VERY SORE TO THE TOUCH. I have never had this even when I had a Period when I was young. I began again taking the Prometrium on 11/14-11/30 and then began bleeding 12/4. Major headache came on this morning, then bloat as always cramps and I knew something was going on. Then I got the bleeding. I AM IN FEAR THAT THIS BREAST SORENESS NON STOP WILL NOT GO AWAY. I am concerned it may cause LT Breast Cancer with the Overdose of all the Hormones runniing through my body. COULD THAT BE A SIDE AFFECT DOWN THE ROAD? ALSO WHY HAVE THE BREAST NOT STOPPED HURTING? Very worried about that. THE NIGHT SWEATS ARE TERRIBLE AS WELL. I SEEM TO FREEZE ALL DAY LONG, THEN FREEZE GOING TO BED, Few hours later, I AM DRENCHED. EVERY NIGHT NOW. THIS IS GETTING OLD. Thanks a ton. I am taking Bloodwork every other week and the levels are going down, you would think some of this PAIN WOULD STOP. Thanks so much.

Dec 05, 2010
Progesterone Issues
by: Wray

Hi Terry Thanks for the kind words! I'm a bit behind in answering you, I do hope by now things are getting better. And they are right, the symptoms you have are all related to too much oestrogen and testosterone. I hope the oestrogen dominance page helped you understand what you are going through. Using the progesterone in the vagina should speed things up, plus the amount you're using. The bloat will go away, as I told you, progesterone is such a good diuretic and anti-inflammatory it's now given via IV transfusion to brain trauma victims to prevent the oedema and inflammation that occurs. Just be reassured that the symptoms you are experiencing are the same as many other women have when first using progesterone. Take care Wray

Dec 11, 2010
SEVERE BREAST PAIN
by: Wray

Hi Terry I see they are not better! The only suggestion I have, is please open one of the prometrium caps, squeeze the contents into some moisturiser you have, maybe 1/2 tsp, mix the two together and apply this to your breasts. I've found rubbing it directly where it hurts is usually very effective. In fact it would be far better if you used the prometrium like this every time your breasts became sore. It's a pity you only have enough for 14 days, as in your case I would advise using it daily, until symptoms calm down. You still have too much oestrogen and this is what's causing the problem. Every time you stop the progesterone, then start it again, you will experience the adverse symptoms. As oestrogen rises again when there's no progesterone to suppress it. Then you experience oestrogen dominance again. It does take time to make progesterone the dominant hormone. How long is difficult to tell, but the more oestrogen present and the lower the amount of progesterone, the longer it will take. I suggest you make up about 5tsp of moisturiser mixed with 5 caps of prometrium, and apply this hourly if need be. If you're worried about cancer please read this page we have on HRT. It explains why oestrogen promotes it. And please read this page on Cancer and progesterone, it explains how progesterone is preventative. Take care Wray

Dec 11, 2010
Progesterone/Estrogen OD
by: Terry

Hello Wray, I saw the MD on Wednesday & he said the Test is going down, but in 2x bloodwork since I seen him in 2 1/2 wks, the Estrogen went UP. He was confused, yet he said now the Test is very low & it should be 70. Shows the type of Pellets used, were not GOOD. The symptoms of long bleeding of 7 days after I stopp the Progestron(which he now only wants me to start on 12/15-25. 10 days only.The depression/anxiety is MUCH worse. He said I may need to Increase my Lexapro and Ativan during this time. I DONT REALLY WANT TO. I have the severe Brain fog, confusion, no action or control over my thoughts or actions sometimes. I AM EXTREMEMLY ANXIOUS. These Pellets were to stop all of this. The Breast Pain has not gotten better at all, due to the Estrogen Dominace. Loved the article which was great. The Zits, greasy face, hair falling out- At 46, I thought I WAS TOTALLY DONE WITH ALL OF THIS. NOW I am going stronger than ever with Symptoms. I am worried I MAY GET BREAST CANCER FROM ALL OF THIS. No memory, night sweats like crazy, & my Moods are terrible. I cry and Get rude to anyone in one sentence. Terrible. This has caused my recovery from ANorexia to go backwords as for getting back to work. I can barely function. I DONT CARE WHAT I DO, I DONT GET ANYTHING DONE, I HAVE NO DESIRES & Isolate right now. EXCEPT RUNNING TO DRs. This is not living for sure. I got these Pellets to take away all this stuff. I know I get totally messed up, but I am not sure I would EVER want to do these again EVEN IF HE HAS THE BEST PELLETS at Sotto Pelle. I cant even begin to tell you how bad I feel. Thanks so much

Dec 17, 2010
Feel WORSE on Prometruim
by: Terri

Hello. I'm on my 3rd month of doing the Prometruim 100mg after the terrible Overdose on 10/14. Just started the Prometruim on 12/15 & immediately MORE bloated, breasts are tender, however, with Prometruim, they burn like fire & more tender. More Low mood, anxiety headaches. I thought the Prometruim was to be giving me some relief of the Estrogen dominance. I have not found that to be the case. IT seems to make things worse. I am at a loss. I have continued for the past month to have terrible Night Sweats & am drenched. I had bloodwork done two times since I saw my MD last Wednesday. The Testosterone is NOW way below where he would like it, being at 70. THIS IS THE STRANGEST THING. My Estrogen is going UP. It has no reason to go up. He thinks the 29 years of Anorexia is really making my Body do strange things. He said the Symptoms may last much longer. He said he realized with the Low Test going down so fast, he knows the Pellets that were put in, were NOT GOOD. Any ideas? Also the Periods that begin once the Prometruim is stopped lasts for 7 days. THis seems unusual.

Jan 02, 2011
Feel WORSE on Prometruim
by: Wray

Hi Terry Apologies for the delay in replying, but I've been travelling. I'm not sure what testosterone tests you had done, saliva or serum. But the serum range in females is 30-95 ng/dL, and the saliva range in females over 30 is 16?47 pg/ml. Please consider using the progesterone daily, do not take a break. Each time you do your level drops and you go back to square one. All the Oestrogen Dominance symptoms come back when you start it. It's safe to use daily, I have for 15 years now. Even during the latter part of peri-menopause when I had regular cycles. Please don't take a break. And please have a vitamin D test done, a lack of this vital nutrient causes all manner of problems. Including reducing the benefits of progesterone. For more info see the Vitamin D council website. I believe your oestrogen is going up because you are not using enough progesterone, and because you keep taking a break. Please don't! I also think you need a higher amount than 100mg/day, it should be used twice a day too, as levels drop after about 13 hours. In your case using it hourly would benefit, just divide the amount you are using into hourly or 2 hourly amounts if that's easier. If you insist on following your cycle, then progesterone should be used for the last 14 days of your cycle. If you don't have a regular one, choose a 28 day cycle and start using the progesterone on day 15 for 14 days. But above all please consider using it daily for at least 3 months. Once your symptoms resolve, then you can consider following a cycle again. And don't forget you are now in Peri-menopause which is a roller coaster time for many women. I do hope you are still using the Prometrium as a suppository/pessary, and you're mixing some in a hand cream to rub on your breasts. Take care Wray

Jan 02, 2011
Use of Progesterone non stop
by: terry

Hello Friend. Hope your New Year is going well. I see my Hormone MD on 1/4 & I will ask to STAY on the Progresterone NON STOP. It makes sense what you said. The reason I am told to go OFF it is so I bleed. That is what Happens within a few days of going off of Prometruim 100. If I dont bleed will I not be subject to Cancer? That seems to be the main Cause I am told to take it. ALSO, since this MESS took place, my Breasts are HARD as a ROCK. I cant touch them without Severe Pain. I've always had Grt Pap and mammogram tests. I have very little breast tissue which was thin, NO they are bigger, but HARD LIKE ROCKS. That scars me the worst as for something is Terribly wrong there. Flat breasts no pain, to Bigger Breasts-Severe Pain and HARD. I fear this could lead to breast problems. I would love your clarity on WHY I wouldn't need to bleed and just stay on Prometruim. Thanks tons, T

Jan 12, 2011
Use of Progesterone non stop
by: Wray

Hi Terry New Year went very well, thanks! Hope yours was good too. It's normal practice to advise going off progesterone to cause bleeding, but it's safe not too. It's mimicking pregnancy. Did you read our page on Cancer and progesterone? The sore, hard breasts means oestrogen is still dominant, it's essential to make progesterone the dominant hormone before this resolves. You don't say if you are opening the Prometrium caps and rubbing it on your skin, I do hope so, as it's far more affective. As you are only using 100mg progesterone, this won't stop you bleeding, only if you go as high as 400-600mg/day will this occur. Your cycle might become erratic using it daily, but often not. Please remember to open the caps and rub it on your skin, particularly your breasts. Take care Wray

Jan 12, 2011
Prometruim issues
by: Terry

Thanks As Always. I am on 100mg of Prometrium from the 15-25 of each month now. NO, I didn't know I was to put it on my Outside skin. I have been inserting it in the Vagina like I thought. WOW, I would love to know more about this. I still want to go higher with the Dosage, yet the MD wont budge. He said I dont need it.

The Hard breasts I PRAY will go away with the levels that are dropping. I have severe Itching of the Breasts this last week, so I am hoping this may be a GOOD sign of the Overdose going out of my Body.

Can you explain WHERE I need to put the MINIMAL amount of Prometrium I use besides the Vagina?

I just realized in a message that you are a Lady. How crazy. I was thinking I was always getting information from a Man.

Thanks again.

Jan 15, 2011
Prometruim issues
by: Wray

Hi Terry The vagina is a good route, provided the cap melts, I take it it does? I have suggested to others they cut it open and rub it on, you could try this and see if it's better. As the amount is tiny, it would be better if you added it to say 1/2tsp of a natural cream. This could be rubbed wherever you're sore, particularly the breasts. If your MD won't budge on the amount you are using, you will have to decide for yourself to experiment with more. Judging by all the symptoms you have, I would say you do need more, certainly initially. It's easy enough to reduce once you're stable. I take it you do have a few caps, so I suggest you try that. Using one at night and one in the morning. It should be used twice a day too, as levels drop after about 13hrs. There is no right or wrong place to put progesterone, the skin comprises 95% kerotinocytes, all these have ample progesterone receptors. The vagina is a good place, as there is a plentiful supply of blood vessels. I always recommend a portion of the daily amount goes there if women have vaginal dryness. And yes, I am a woman! And have suffered many of the symptoms you describe, because of this I can empathise with you and others. I still find I need about 170mg/day progesterone, and that's after using it for 15 years. Take care Wray

Mar 15, 2013
wichita
by: Angela

I am in Wichita KS and considering the pellets. I understand the Dr that made the mistake with yours is here in Wichita. Is there any way that you can release the name to me so that I do not have the same experience. If not the name maybe the clinic or address.

Mar 16, 2013
bio identical homones
by: Anonymous

The pellet almost killed me. My organs that involved any kind of hormone was shutting down.. I was swollen all over. Thyroid was dangerously low and I was on Synthroid. The high testosterone caused my iron and copper levels to skyrocket. I stopped the pellets and it got worse. I was at Mayo for a month. My body has finally started making it's own hormones. There are no amounts of outside hormones injected in your body that are normal.

Apr 09, 2013
Hormone pellets
by: Anonymous

After almost two years I am still fighting the results of pellet insertion. I am 66 years old and was still dealing with hot flashes. I heard about the HRT treatment and thought it would be my answer. The first dose I had seemed to help my symptoms and then I repeated it 6 months later. The so called doctor gave me too much evidently and I couldn't stop bleeding. After not getting any answers from that doctor I went to a real gyno who did a sonogram and saw I had masses of blood clots. Had to have surgery. After more months of waiting for my hormone levels to come down went in for a hysterectomy. This doctor was professional and decided after seeing all my scare tissue to stop the surgery. Now almost two years later the bleeding has slowed but not totally gone. Seems to be once a month for a few days. Hormone levels are still not at normal range but slowing coming down! DO NOT USE PELLETS.....

May 09, 2014
Hormone Pellets & bad effects
by: Anonymous

I too had the hormone pellets inserted by the recommendation of my OB-GYN. I had gone through menopause at age 53 and only experienced vaginal dryness on occasion at the age of 60. I received two injections of pellets, the first time being October of 2012 and the 2nd one in January 2013. The first injection resulted in brushing and hip area. I was given progesterone to balance the esterone and testosterone. My nibble became sore immediately and continued to burn until I stopped taking the progesterone. Then I started getting break-through bleeding. The OB-GYN made me start taking the progesterone again and it did stop the bleeding, but then my nipples burned and I couldn't even wear a bra. I never went back for anymore pellets, so I only had the two injections. It is now May 2014 and I'm still having break-through bleeding because of those pellets. I've changed OB-GYNs she has tested my blood, ultrasound and monitored me for several months now. I do not have uterine cancer, polyps, hyperplasia, or endometriosis. What I do have is a mixed up body from those pellets and now I have to have a hysterectomy to remove my uterus because I keep having bleeding. The last ultrasound had 13mm of uterine lining and the only conclusion is that the pellets messed up my body so much and confused my ovaries, that it continues to form the lining. I DO NOT recommend the hormone pellets to any woman who has a uterus. I hear that it does miracles for women who have had a hysterectomy already, but starting this treatment when you still have a uterus will give you years of misery resulting in surgery.

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