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maybe a touchy topic but i thought i would ask anyways. has any of you had the "pellet" implant for hormone replacement therapy? i have ALL the symptoms that say i am LOW on my hormones and i just want to see if anyone has actually had sucess with them.
09-24-2010, 04:30 PM
I haven't, and I'm not comparing you to a horse :) (especially if you are having hormonal issues:blink: ), but if it's like the implants for mares you may want to try something else first. I'm pretty sure the equine implant gives a surge of homones, then tapers off. The surge may be too much for you and the tapering may not be enough. Good luck!
09-24-2010, 06:43 PM
I have no idea what "pellet" you are talking about. ?? Is it a subcutaneous (under the skin) implant? An interuterine device?
I think SF has an excellent point about the long-term nature of an implantable device. If you feel like you have perimenopausal symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, etc), then HRT can be helpful. Creams are better for dryness and local irritation (you know what I mean ;)) if you don't have the systemic "vasomotor" symptoms. However, I would for SURE recommend you try something oral or topical/local before comitting to having something long-acting implanted into your body incase you don't like the way it works or side effects.
yes it is implanted under the skin. there are several clinics listed under "hormone replacement centers" that do this. they say it has been done since the 1940 ???? i have a consultation next tues to see what it is all about.
Tried it, HATED it!! Patches were the way to go for me. It releases over a week, so no 'overload' at first and nothing else later.....
it's been 2 weeks and i can see/feel a BIG difference already :)
i go back in 1 week for blood tests to see where ther are at now.
11-05-2010, 08:37 PM
Have you tried any herbal or homeopathic remedies? What about a natural progesterone cream? There are lots of herbs like Black Cohosh, Passion flower and Vitex (chasteberry) that are helpful in balancing hormones.
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