Hi Lyn,

I stumbled upon your site trying to find answers. I had the pellet therapy starting in June. I just got my second pelleting in December. About 2 weeks into it I noted my throat feels like there’s something in it and I have a consistent clearing. I am a singer so this makes me so nervous. I have many pimples coming out and I can barely keep up with plucking the hairs on my face. I am not sleeping as well as I did with the first pelleting. I so regret doing this!

I have started working out as I read that it may help them wear off quicker. I ordered the saw palmetto from you. Will this stop the vocal thing?

Please help if you could,

Thank you,


Hi Cynthia,

Pellets are such a bad idea. They simply don’t make sense based on the biochemistry of our bodies. As we age and our hormone levels decrease, we need to replenish our hormones by refilling our hormone receptors of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone with physiological dosing of bioidentical customized compounded hormone creams ….exactly what our bodies need based on viable testing (not blood labs). This, along with addressing adrenal glands and thyroid as needed, promotes optimal hormone balance for life. Optimal hormone balance, with BALANCE being the operative word, alleviates symptoms of our hormone imbalance that occurs as part of the aging process AND helps prevent disease as we age: heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis and breast cancer. Isn’t this a much better strategy than pumping whopping doses of just one hormone-testosterone-into our bodies every 3 months (pellets) and using blood labs for the biofeedback? This blood work just provides a number. It does not tell you how much of all that testosterone is converting to estrogen – estradiol (e2) or estrone (e1). Did you know that Estrone is the breast cancer cell proliferator? Do you really want a pellet in your body that can heighten the risk of breast cancer? This pellet method has NOTHING at all to do with hormone balance by refilling hormone receptors for life. It has everything to do with making money. This is why at my Happy Hormone Cottage, we refuse to do pellets. I do not want your money more than I want your very BEST health naturally for the long term.
I have received hundreds of emails over the past several years from women suffering severe effects from pellet usage. I think probably one of the saddest side effects is the severe hair loss. When women’s testosterone travels down a specific methylation pathway that converts testosterone to DHT, this conversion promotes male pattern baldness. I have women emailing me who have lost anywhere from 50% to almost all of their hair. And there are many other side effects such as the ones you are experiencing. I find this tragic. Yet the pellet train keeps on moving.
I urge all of these pellet victims to report their pellet doctor and the pellet manufacturer to their state medical board. Pellets are a good money maker for the doctor and for the pellet manufacturer but they offer a world of hurt for the pellet victim.
For more information on how to assuage some of the side effects of pellets, as well as how we can help at my Happy Hormone Cottage, please go to and click on my webpage “Pellets-A Second Look.”

To schedule a step one consultation ($25) call us at 513-444-6343 or 937-773-1778. Note: we are happy to do your step one phone consultation over the phone for our out-of-state clients BUT we can only treat clients who come into see our nurse practitioners in person.

Wishing you my best,

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