Millions of Americans rely on custom-made compounded medicines for improved health and effectiveness of treatment. The stories below are the real testimonies of current patients of Custom Dosing Pharmacy. They represent hundreds of patients who depend on the services of Custom Dosing Pharmacy and its staff to support their health and quality of life.
There is a flesh-and-blood reality to the work of a Compounding Pharmacist; by intimately understanding each patient’s unique needs, he combines ingenuity, flexibility and creativity to make a substantive difference in the life of the patient. We include these stories so that readers everywhere may understand the real-life benefits that compounding pharmacists deliver each day. If you are a current patient of Custom Dosing Pharmacy and have a story to tell, contact us. We’d like to include your words as part of our legacy of healing.
Hello-my name is Denise and I am 48 years old
I came to Jeff for help after my hysterectomy several years ago. I woke up after surgery in full blown menopause. No one had told me what to expect. I thought I was losing my mind. When I explained to my doctor what I was feeling, he told me I'd be fine. He was an old German doctor and he put me on low dose birth control pills, needless to say that didn't help my symptoms, and that's how I found Jeff.
Jeff talked to me about all my hormones, not just estrogen, and explained what all the hormones do. I took a saliva test and the results explained everything!!
For the first time in my life I understood why I felt tired, angry, emotional, depressed, anxious, along with hot flashes, night sweats, and of course weight gain just to name a few. The best news was that these symptoms could all be fixed by me taking bio-identical hormones.
I began taking bio-identical hormones right away. Within a week I started to feel so much better. These hormones are a miracle! It's so nice to wake up with a smile again.
I have recommended bio-identicals to every woman I know, but more importantly my husband recommends them too!
MY HRT SUCCESS STORY
At the beginning of menopause my gynecologist prescribed estrogen replacement through tablets, First premarin then prempro. After a few years of these pills my menopause symptoms increased; severe hot flashes, night sweats and low libido. It was then suggested by my gynecologist to try black cohosh and other natural options to go along with the prempro. NOTHING WORKED!
Three years ago our primary care doctor discussed testosterone replacement with my husband, he told us about Custom Dosing, a compounding pharmacy in Crown Point, which mixes the topical cream for each individual’s needs. While visiting Custom Dosing with my husband, I noticed the information about hormone replacement therapy for women was also available.
I made an appointment with Jeff Barton to discuss my menopause symptoms and then contacted my gynecologist requesting her to prescribe this HRT for me.
I have been using the HRT topical creams now for 3 years. It has worked wonders for me! My night sweats are gone, the hot flashes are minimal and only occasional. My libido has increased so much that my husband and I are enjoying the best sexual time of our lives.
After a hysterectomy at 48 I was put on synthetic hormones for 10 years. I decided to stop taking them after warnings about breast cancer.
Hot flashes and night sweats returned so I did some research on bio-identical hormones.
I went with the bio-identicals and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Bio-Identical Hormones have been the answer for me. I endured years of hormone imbalance symptoms. Doctors told me I was too young or that what I was experiencing would go away. I went from doctor to doctor until someone would actually listen to me. Finally I found a doctor who would actually listen to me explain my symptoms, ask how I felt, and not just look at my blood work results and say "You are in the normal range." Most doctors tend to go off of the standard guidelines, but how do they know what range is normal for me?
There is no age limit or time frame when it comes to hormone imbalance. I have had every symptom of hormone issues, one being chronic insomnia. There were days that I felt like I was just going through the motions. I did not feel like myself, whether it was hot flashes, anxiety, brain fog, heavy periods and cramps. Hormone imbalance and thyroid disorders are very similar and I thought that my problems were solved when I had my thyroid removed because of a nodule. To my dismay, I still suffered from symptoms. (Please have your thyroid checked).
Finally I found Jeff Barton and Custom Dosing Hormone Replacement. Jeff listened to all of my symptoms, along with looking at my blood work results. The first thing Jeff asked me was "How do you feel?" I knew right then and there that I would get the help and relief that I had searched years for. Jeff listens to his patients and customers as individuals, along with reading your blood work and/or saliva test results and planning accordingly.
I finally have my quality of life back. I am sleeping soundly every night, my hot flashes have subsided and my concentration is what it should be. My symptoms have all gone away. This may not happen overnight; you have to be patient. Sometimes it takes time to find the right dose, but I can't say enough about how good I now feel. This is a natural product, so why wouldn't you want to give it try? Jeff can help you be your old self again, or feel like a new person. I tell everyone I know about it. Thank you Jeff for giving me my life back!