When I couldn't find a doctor to give me progesterone, I looked for an alternative.
I spoke with a lady that works in our local health food store, and she suggested I look into a doctor who specializes in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, (also known as BART or Bio-identical HART).
This is how I found one: I simply looked in the local Yellow Pages for a compounding pharmacy - it usually says so right in their ad.
This is just a regular main-stream pharmacy, but they are licensed to make up special prescriptions. They specially dose, flavor, and mix medications for patients as per a doctor's prescription - like bio-identical hormones.
Or you can check out the list of compounding pharmacies, Canadian Compounding Pharmacies or through Project Aware.
Then I called their pharmacist and asked for a list of local hormone doctors. These hormone doctors usually work with menopausal women, testing and prescribing hormones for them. But hormones are hormones, after all!
The hormone doctor I found was willing to help me anyhow. He tests my hormones regularly and prescribes me what I need.
Just an idea to try...
Are Bio-Identical Hormones For You?
Often referred to as "BART" uses hormones natural to the human body to replace hormones that are out of balance. BART can relieve the symptoms of Menopause and PMS in women
What Does Bio-Identical Mean?
Bio-Identical hormones are natural to your body. They are non-synthetic, and have no animal byproducts that can cause additional side effects. These hormones are not drugs but supplements derived from plant sources like soy beans and yams. We compound Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapies (BART) that are identical to the hormones produced in the human body. So you get a supplement that is easily recognized by the body and has no contaminants like the synthetic and commercially available products. This means lower doses and fewer side effects.
Read more: Human Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
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Inconceivable: A Woman's Triumph over Despair and Statistics
by Julia Indichova
-- A memoir of hope for the thousands of women struggling with infertility, from one who beat the odds by simply tuning in to her body and tapping her well of sheer determination.
At a time when more and more women are trying to get pregnant at increasingly advanced ages, fertility specialists and homeopathic researchers boast endless treatment options.
But when Julia Indichova made the rounds of medical doctors and nontraditional healers, she was still unable to conceive a child.
It was only when she forsook their financially and emotionally draining advice, turning inward instead, that she finally met with reproductive success. Inconceivable recounts this journey from hopeless diagnoses to elated motherhood.
Anyone who has faced infertility will relate to Julia’s desperate measures: acupuncture, unidentifiable black-and-white pellets, herb soup, foul-smelling fruit, even making love on red sheets.
Five reproductive endocrinologists told her that there was no documented case of anyone in her hormonal condition getting pregnant, forcing her to finally embark on her own intuitive regimen.
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