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The Official Diagnosis; He Called It!

Posted Apr 28 2010 11:57am
Went to the doc yesterday... FINALLY got some answers.

It is definitely Hyperprolactinemia.  The good news is, it is not being caused by a pituitary tumor. 

I started treatment last night with Cabergoline, a (generic) dopamine agonist, which is supposed to reduce the Prolactin level in my body.  You have to build up to the full dosage because of the "lovely" possible side effects, so I started with 1/2 of a .5 mcg once a week.  Doc says that the way he implements it, very few of his patients have problems.  Here's hoping.

Been looking for info on treatment and found an interesting study on weight loss when taking the same drug .  It seems logical.  After all, my body thinks it is pregnant without having the actual miracle of life inside me -- lower levels of Prolactin will tell my body, "Nope... no baby in here!  Escape "maternal survival" mode."

I know this whole thing sounds crazy.  I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't experience it. 

Oh, and be sure to keep me out of the Bingo halls and your raffle tickets away from me... it is a possible side-affect that I could decide I need to gamble.  LOL

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