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Have you had experience with the Wiley Protocol?

By March 3, 2009 - 11:15am
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Has anyone had experience using the Wiley Protocol of hormone replacement therapy?

It is a method where bioidentical hormones are prescribed and are given transdermally -- through the skin -- in a patent-pending cream. A primary

difference between this protocol and some others is that the hormonal levels rise and fall, similar to the way a woman's normal cycle did when she was still menstruating.

There is some controversy on the web about T.S. Wiley's qualifications for developing a medical protocol, since she is not a doctor herself, she studied anthropology (though she co-authored the book "Sex, Lies, and Menopause" with Julie Taguchi, M.D.)

Some women claim wonderful results; others claim very troubling side effects. Does anyone out there have personal experiences to share?

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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

omg, some people find a way to insert politics into every bloody thing! Wiley Protocol is only available to those who make a point of seeking it out as it is not standard of care as practiced by most doctors. It's hardly the president's fault. (It's been that way for the past 7+ years as well, I might point out.)

That said, it is the best thing that ever happened to me. I am someone who has always done my homework when it comes to taking care of my own health. I work with a practitioner who is not my ob-gyn, but I would dearly love for mainstream medical practitioners to start seeking this out on their own as well. One way to get them interested is to demonstrate how much our own individual health has improved. I am 63 and had taken oral static bioidenticals for 3 years and have now been on Wiley for 4 months. My blood work numbers have greatly improved, bp lower, weight dropping, more energy, sleeping better. I hope my ob-gyn notices at my next check-up, because it may make her sit up and take notice!

March 12, 2016 - 12:36pm
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I am a 55 year old woman (post menopausal) that just started the Wiley Protocol in December. It took my body about 3 months to adjust which was to be expected but since the 3rd month I started getting my periods 10 days early and have had GBS (Group B Strep) for the past month and I cannot get rid of it. Could it be that my body is not adapting to the protocol like it should? Does anyone have any suggestions or input? I just don't know what to do.

March 29, 2015 - 12:18pm
(reply to Anonymous)

I represent the Wiley Protocol! Always glad to answer questions everywhere:) Specific symptom questions have to be addressed by a provider, but we have a website thewileyprotocol.com with links and information on our helplines (phone or email) as well as a registry of pharmacies and providers so you can choose a provider who is right for you. When women have symptoms that can't be resolved it is often because they are receiving hormones from an unregistered pharmacy (leading to inconsistencies in hormone concentration from month to month) or a provider who isn't trained in BHRT replacement, or there is an issue with patient/provider/pharmacy communication. The Wiley Protocol is all about education and patient advocacy. If you need assistance, let us know.

June 25, 2015 - 10:36am
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Anonymous (reply to The Wiley Protocol)

Always happy to answer questions everywhere? Maybe not so much.

September 11, 2015 - 4:55pm
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Wiley Protocol saved my life. I have been on it for a num ber of years. I had numerous adverse symptoms from a TAH/BSO. However, about a year ago, my symptoms started returning. Apparently Wiley changed the base chemicals- Nothin was said to me until I started complaining. Only problem is- we haven't figured out a way to fix it now.- mhw

January 26, 2015 - 11:33am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I work for the Wiley protocol. The base cream hasn't changed in years! Sounds like you might not have been at a registered pharmacy.

July 17, 2015 - 6:58pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Were you cycling with a period? Where you absorbing the hormones and reaching the levels? Just wondering b/c my levels are rising much.

February 5, 2015 - 10:29am
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Let's go over what someone mentioned about cancer risk with Wiley. Wiley uses BHRT or BIOHORMONE. Most doctors do not understand the difference between HRT and BHRT. Wiley uses natural progesterone and estrodial. HRT uses synthetic progesterone and estrone. (please see Life Extension on BHRT article). The good estrogen and progesterone will make your skin smooth, help with Alzheimers, bone loss, cancer and aging. From the research, it looks like Suzanne Somers is correct. Stay away from bad estrogens, such as HRT and the pill. Use only natural progesterone and get your bloodwork done. Hormones are the juice of life but they must be the natural ones. Estrone is dangerous. You may want to consider taking a DIM supplement while on BHRT or even if you are not. Hormone therapy is so important for aging, just make sure you understand BHRT.

December 26, 2014 - 1:36am
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Hi, I'm Ana. Last year, on my 39th birthday I had a complete hysterectomy. I've been on Climara patches ever since and I was wondering if anyone on this chat is on the Wiley protocol due to early menopause. I am considering Wiley but I would like to know someone else's experience that walked before me. Thank u very much!!

September 29, 2014 - 2:02pm
(reply to Anonymous)

I work for the Wiley Protocol. I have also taken it since I was 36 for premature menopause following a lifetime of PCOS. My sleep, weight and mood are vastly improved. It's been about 18 months. So you have any specific concerns or questions?

June 25, 2015 - 10:38am
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