prolactin levels

Hi Wray, I have a small prolactinoma, and have been using the progesterone cream to compensate for the low female hormones I have due to the prolactinoma.

I have been using it for two months and I just had my prolactin levels tested in blood.

Unfortunately they had gone up about 15%. I had hoped they would have been reduced.

Can you tell me why this is happening?

Thank you

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Mar 25, 2015
prolactin levels
by: Wray

Hi there I can't tell why, but suggest you read our page on Prolactin. Maybe you're not using enough progesterone, I also don't know what brand you're using, some don't absorb well. Take care Wray

Mar 25, 2015
Progesterone & prolactin levels
by: Anonymous

Hi Wray

It is Natpro progesterone cream Ive used. 1 tube over 2 months, calculated it must be around 30 mg pr day?

I know that it was the progesterone cream that made the prolactin levels go up, because I had a blodtest done right before starting using the cream, and it was the usual level that have been stabile for a year.

The question is why did the levels go up if progesterone normally should supress prolactin?

Is it because it stimulated estrogen?

Should I continue using the cream and hope it will become estrogen dominant with time?

Or is two month enough time to become estrogen dominant?

Mar 28, 2015
Progesterone & prolactin levels
by: Wray

Hi there Yes the progesterone did stimulate oestrogen leading to Oestrogen Dominance. If you have a prolactinoma I suggest you use at least 200mg/day, not 30mg. This will only exacerbate things. Please read the prolactin page I gave you. Take care Wray

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