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What hormone pellet therapy is avaialble for a woman who is 52, had a hysterectomy but still has ovaries and cervix, and is entering menopause?

By January 28, 2014 - 11:43am
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I made a lifestyle change about 2 years ago and removed dairy and the majority of sugar from my diet. I have not gone vegetarian fully but many of my meals are meat free. I also had a bad motorcycle accident and lost even more weight after that, guessing it was muscle weight, but have maintained the 50lb weightloss with a fluctuation of 3-5 lbs here and there. I had a blood test to indicate that my estrogen levels are dropping and have noticed loss of muscle mass, lack of concentration, emotional ups and downs, and overall icky feeling. A friend who also had a hysterectomy received hormone pellets therapy and all of a sudden her body was transformed. Better muscle definition, some weightloss and a mind clarity that surprised her. She did have her ovaries removed though. I would like to regain my muscle tone and all the other good things, Exercise is a definite part of my lifestyle,, walking for cardio(intense walks brisk pace with my dog), weights and riding a stationary bike(using alternate easy riding with sprints). What kind of hormone replacement pellet therapy might be beneficial for someone like me? Thank you .

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Hello chicky1998,

I would like to welcome you to the EmpowHER community. It is not my role to recommend a hormone replacement pellet therapy for you. I can provide you with some important information that I think you should strongly consider.

Hormone replacement pellet therapy uses hormones derived from plant sources. The pellets which are smaller than a grain of rice are fabricated in compounding pharmacies that are not regulated by the FDA. The pellets are inserted in the fatty tissue underneath the skin. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is performed by a physician in a medical office.

You might find this article by "Buyer Beware: "Bioidentical Hormone Myths" Lauren Streicher, MD informative.

Quoting the website of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, "Hormone pellet implantation is considered investigational for hormone replacement therapy in women.
BCBSNC does not provide coverage for investigational services or procedures."

Chicky1998, talk with your gynecologist first.


January 28, 2014 - 12:18pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for your suggested article. Will follow up with gynecologist, just wanted to have some information under my belt before I asked questions. Thank you again.

January 30, 2014 - 10:07am
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