We have have been getting a lot of questions regarding Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. We thought a good way to respond to these questions would be to answer them on the podcast. In this episode, we discuss a woman’s situation regarding her experience with testosterone pellets. Below is her exact email.
Listener Question: Nina
Hello there, I have loved reading all your info with regards to BHRT, Hypothyroidism etc. There are two things I would love to get your opinion on. Firstly a quick background.. I am on BHRT and have had two rounds of Testosterone Pellets.
The first round, within 3 weeks of having it inserted I felt awful, couldn’t sleep, cholesterol reading was high, cortisol readings were off the charts… and still only managed to get to my peak of 98 at 6 weeks( I believe the aim was to get to 150)… I swore I would never have it done again… however after 2 months and things had died down I decided to give it another go… this time my lovely doc increased the dosage to get me at my peak reading… this time around I was 10 times worse..my thyroid levels were bouncing around.. and had to increase my Synthroid from 75 mcg to 88 mcg and then to 100 mcg… couldn’t sleep etc etc
Have just had my thyroid levels checked again, I was edging toward being Hyperthyroid… so I’m now back to 75mcg…I am due for my 3rd round of Pellets and I’ve decided this is not for me.
My GP just think this is all a coincidence when the Pellets are inserted.. my hormone doctor doesn’t believe it either..
A friend s OBGYN said he dislikes the Pellets as he believes not enough study had been done on women, studies have come up that lipid and thyroid levels can go haywire…
I’m trying to get info and coming up against a brick wall.. nobody seems to believe me… do you have any thoughts on this… I would REALLY love to hear them.
Secondly.. I’m on Progesterone cream, have tried the tablets.. they were making me feel drowsy plus I was having some crazy dreams.. having said that after reading your article on uterine cancer and how it is better protected with oral progesterone, I’m willing to give it another try…
My Hormone doc says I’m pretty sensitive to medication (which I am)..
What do you think would be the best route for me to take with regard to drowsiness during the day.
Hope I’m making some sense…
Have bookmarked your page and will reread again and again… you seem to make so much sense.. I’m so glad I found you guys
Many thanks – Nina