Elevated prolactin.....again

by Emily

Before I was married I went on the contraceptive pill. 2 years later I came off it due to break through bleeding. My periods never returned to normal (and they had been up until this point). I went to see a GP who sent me off to have a blood test. It came back with an elevated prolactin level. 10 years on and we've been blessed with 3 beautiful children (2 with the help of Bromocriptine). I've been on all the medications (Bromocriptine, Cabergoline, Quinagolide) and unfortunately for me, they all worked for awhile but none were long lasting. With a level of 6000+ I had a 1cm tumour removed from my pituitary gland 5 months ago. Post surgery my level came down to 176 which was amazing but 5 months on it's creeping it's way back over 1000. I've had 1 normal period since surgery and one sporadic one, this month - nothing. I'm not sure what to do now. I see my Endo on Wed and I know that she will try and put me back on one of the drugs, but I just see a repeat of the last 10 years flashing before my eyes. Surgery left me with a low cortisol level. A lot of people with elevated prolactin levels experience headaches, loss of vision and milk leakage. I haven't experienced ANY of these symptoms even when my levels were high - is that strange? I'd rather not take medication, which in the end, won't work. I've read success stories of Vitamin B12 and upon reading some of the stories posted here, success with Progesterone therapy. I need a starting point - any help would be appreciated. My Endo tells me I'm a 'strange' case as my system has become 'resistant' to the dopamine agonists prescribed.

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Jan 20, 2016
Elevated prolactin ..... again
by: Joy

Hi Emily

I am not surprised that your periods never returned to normal after coming off BCP, all drug based Contraceptives have a potential to cause harm, please read Contraceptives. You might like to read the Prolactin and Menstrual Cycle pages as well.

Progesterone therapy will help you, please read the How to use Progesterone Cream and Estrogen Dominance pages.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, it is also connected to every single cell in our bodies making it vital.

Hope this helps.

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