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Unread 07-23-2008, 07:17 AM
bio-identical hormones

I tried writing in already, and internet crashed...so if it is a repeat, sorry.

I have read where the bio-identical hormones cost different amounts, depending on the pharmacy. Is this product covered by insurances, in general? (I know I need to check with my own specifically.)

With bio do you still need other supplements?

How long did it take to get the right mix?
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Unread 07-23-2008, 07:26 AM
bio-identical hormones

Hi Sue1, I use the Climara patch and that is an FDA approved bio-identical. My insurance pays all but $12. I do get an extra patch a month so I can change every 6 days instead of 7. I have also been using vaginal Estrace cream and that too is a bio and covered by my insurance. There are a lot of FDA approved bio's Vivelle, Estrace, Divigel, the generic patch (doesn't stick well), Prometrium and more I just don't remember their names I have not used compounding prescriptions (I may someday) so I don't know if my insurance would cover those. I do know a few ladies whose insurance pays for part of their compounded prescriptions. I think you are correct in saying to check with you company to be sure.

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Unread 07-23-2008, 08:17 AM
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My insurance covers most of mine. They do not cover the compounded progesterone that I use. But, the cost is so little, I don't mind.

I had my TAH/BSO 10 months ago and I am still trying to get the right mix. I have had some setbacks but I am not giving up. I do see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is a trial and error process. I knew this before I went into the Hormone Jungle so none of it was a surprise. What works for some doesn't work for others.

I do take supplements! I take fish oil, calcium/mag, and Vitamin B complex. But, my hormone mix is what makes me feel either good or bad.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 02:12 PM
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Sue,
There are bio identicals, such as; Estrace, Vivelle Dot and Climara patches, that are usually covered by insurance. Your mileage will vary according to your plan as to how much you pay.

There is a generic estradiol pill that is available under the low cost plans at many pharmacies now.

Than there is the compounded bio identical hormones. Some insurance may cover them, many do not. And cost can vary greatly from pharmacy to pharmacy. It's been my experience that most compounding pharmacies do not participate in any insurance plans, so if they are covered you would probably have to pay out of pocket and file a claim.

There are supplements that are still needed, you can read about those here Necessary Supplements In addition to those, do not forget the Calcium, which is vital for your bones.

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