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Compounded creams strengths?? Biest.. Compounded creams strengths?? Biest..

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Unread 09-08-2008, 04:47 PM
Compounded creams strengths?? Biest..

To begin with I haven't started any HRT as of yet, still not sure what I'm going to do. Anyways, at my 4 week post op appt we once again discussed things and he said he would send a Rx for the compounded creams if that was the way I wanted to go when I was ready. He prescribed for Biest and Progesterone.
The strength he prescribed for estrogen was .625 mg Biest 20/80.
Question..if anyone is using this could you tell me where/dose you started on? Was it lower than .625? And how are you doing?


Just found out from pharamacist after she read off the lab results/reports to me, there wasn't lab done for progesterone?? I asked him to do complete work up, how could he forget to write down that part, we went over it in his office!? He had everything else on it including testosterone, lipids, blood sugar..everything but that. I don't feel like having more blood drawn! Ugh
But he did write the Rx for 25 mg of progesterone. hmm
Just feeling frustrated I guess.

TIA!
Ruth
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Unread 09-12-2008, 03:02 PM
Compounded creams strengths?? Biest..

Hey, I actually started at 2mg of Biest (.4 estradiol/1.6 estriol). I'm now (after a year) on 2.5 mg (.5 estradiol/2.0 estriol). .625 seems awfully low for Biest cream. That would mean you're only getting 20% of that in estradiol (.0125 estradiol and the rest estriol)? Most folks take almost .625 of estradiol alone! But then again, I don't know your circumstances or your doc's reasoning. 25mg of progesterone sounds about right (if it makes you sleepy or depressed feeling, then it's too much). You don't say how old you are (I'm 48), but if you're younger, I would think you would need a higher dose. All you can do is try it, though. You can always put one dose on in the am and one in the pm if you need more (too hot, getting rundown feeling, etc.) I've been very happy with Biest. I hope you do well.
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Unread 09-12-2008, 03:23 PM
Compounded creams strengths?? Biest..

klgm, I'm 43, 44 in a couple of months. The compounding pharmacist said .625 was what most drs start people out on, she said it was average. She also told me that estriol was not associated with cancer as much as estradoil, so the 80/20 ratio was good in that way.

Are you using creams or pills?
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Unread 09-14-2008, 02:50 PM
Compounded creams strengths?? Biest..

Interesting. I use cream. I feel really good on it -- it just seems "gentler" on my body and when I need to tweak (too sweaty or tired), the change doesn't give me headaches. Mine is also 80/20. I hope you feel good on it. If you have sweaty, "warm" days, you'll know you need a little more But hopefully this will be great! I see that you had endo -- maybe that's why your doc wants to start you out slowly. Keep in touch and let us know how you feel!
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Unread 09-14-2008, 07:14 PM
Compounded creams strengths?? Biest..

Hello,

I have also been using .625 mg cream of the Bi-Est. I also use Progesterone cream 50 mg, Progesterone pills 50 mg and Testosterone cream .25 mg (every other day).

I am 34 years old and had a total hyster. about 2 years ago!
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Unread 09-15-2008, 03:33 PM
Compounded creams strengths?? Biest..

klgm, I haven't started on it as of yet, not sure I want to. I'd rather not have to take any hormones, but if I have to because symptoms get bad I guess I will most likely.
I noticed you had endo also, are you worried about it coming back because of the estrogen? I know that progestrone is suppose to help with that though.
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Unread 09-15-2008, 03:41 PM
Compounded creams strengths?? Biest..

Hey again Ruth,
My endo was pretty much gone when the surgeon went in. I think I had had more in the past (in my younger years). He didn't seem very concerned about it, so I've decided that's one less thing to worry about.
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