Women and hormones! What a time we women have dealing with all the ups and downs of our hormones. Hormone replacement therapy is used sometimes to provide relief from the symptoms of PMS, perimenopause, and menopause. I must admit that I am very skeptical of synthetic hormones and also most types of estrogen. My doctor, however, prescribes natural bioidentical progesterone and estriol (the good estrogen that may even help guard against breast and uterine cancers), and it’s compounded especially for me. The bad part is that my insurance won’t cover it, but the good part is that I feel safe taking it and can definitely tell a huge difference when I’m not using my hormone cream.