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How can I lose weight after treatment of hyperprolactinemia by cabergoline?

How can I lose weight after treatment of hyperprolactinemia by cabergoline?

Diet and exercise: The best way to lose weight is via proper eating and exercise. Be sure to ask the doctor who prescribed your medicine about this.

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24y/o male. Can cabergoline for macro prolactinoma make you feel full after eating only small meals/loss of apetite? Thanks!

24y/o male. Can cabergoline for macro prolactinoma make you feel full after eating only small meals/loss of apetite? Thanks!

Yes: Gi symptoms are very common. Often self-limiting. If you're unable to tolerate side effect or you develop unwanted weight loss please discuss with your doctor.

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Does cabergoline cause weight gain? I've just recently gotten off ocp pills and began cabergoline a month ago.

Does cabergoline cause weight gain? I've just recently gotten off ocp pills and began cabergoline a month ago.

Usually not: Cabergoline does not usually cause weight gain. It is used in people with an elevated prolactin level or a prolactin secreting pituitary tumor. Also used for parkinson's. If anything, Cabergoline can cause some nausea.

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Hi I start going to the gym and I want to gain weight is it ok if I take serious mass by ON company (1250 calories, 50 g protein) please note that I have pituitary gland tumore and im taking dostinex (cabergoline)?

Hi I start going to the gym and I want to gain weight is it ok if I take serious mass by ON company (1250 calories, 50 g protein) please note that I have pituitary gland tumore and im taking dostinex (cabergoline)?

Why not: Focus on eating natural, whole foods instead of a processed supplement. Serious mass is really loaded with fats and particularly carbs. It has many vitamins and minerals, but again, you can get these from many alternative sources. It likely won't harm you but do you really think you can't just eat naturally?

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I've been taking cabergoline off and on since 2003. My prolactin level has only dropped from the upper 90's to the mid 40's. When will it be normal?

I've been taking cabergoline off and on since 2003. My prolactin level has only dropped from the upper 90's to the mid 40's. When will it be normal?

Dose change: It should be normal with cabergoline. I assume you and your doctor already know the cause of the high prolactin? You might need to increase the dose of the Cabergoline and take it continuously rather than on and off. See a specialist if necessary to get to the bottom of this. More info is needed for a complete answer.

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Can you take dostinex (cabergoline) with parkinson's?

Can you take dostinex (cabergoline) with parkinson's?

Perhaps: It is used in other countries to treat pd, it is not approved in the us to treat pd. It may interact with a persons pd medications and should only be taken under the care of a physician.

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Do men use dostinex (cabergoline) too help speed up orgasms?

Do men use dostinex (cabergoline) too help speed up orgasms?

Yes: Dostinex (cabergoline) lowers prolactin levels. High prolactin levels can inhibit orgasms. Therefore, Dostinex (cabergoline) can be used to make it easier (or possible) to have an orgasm. Prolactin levels increase each time you have an orgasm. That is why it is hard for men to have orgasms if they have a lot of orgasms.

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What is the definition or description of: Cabergoline allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cabergoline allergy?

Cabergoline allergy: allergic reaction to Cabergoline is similar to the allergic reaction to any medicine or substance - symptoms would include rash, hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Coughing and phlegm build up is this a side effect of cabergoline.?

Coughing and phlegm build up is this a side effect of cabergoline.?

Cabergoline: Coughing and phlegm are not listed as side effects of cabergoline. Coughing and phlegm are seen in postnasal drip and chronic sinusitis and allergy.

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Are there other treatment options besides cabergoline for prolactinomas?

Bromocriptine: Bromocriptine. If side effects intolerable, trans-sphenoidal surgical resection still an option.

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Is there any possibility to increase sperm count if I take cabergoline?

Is there any possibility to increase sperm count if I take cabergoline?

Prolactinoma: If you take it because of a high prolactin level then yes and it may take past 3 months from the time the levels are in the normal range to see an improvement in sperm counts.

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What is the definition or description of: Dostinex (cabergoline) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dostinex (cabergoline) allergy?

Severe reaction:: If experience one of these severe allergic reactions, please seek immediate care from your medical practitioner. Cabergoline allergies can consist of rash, hives, swelling of lips or mouth, chest pain, shortness of breath, mood changes such as depression, vision changes, behaviour changes (eg aggression). An allergy can also occur if you are allergic to one of the ingredients, eg ergotamine.

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How to tell if my periods are regulating properly from dostinex (cabergoline)?

How to tell if my periods are regulating properly from dostinex (cabergoline)?

Trick question?: Hi. Let's assume you had galactorrhea & amenorrhea (hyperprolactinemia syndrome). You go on cabergoline. The breast milk stops and periods start back up. Are the periods coming once a month with normal flow? You know the answer to that, not us docs out here in internet-land. Good luck!

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I'm taking dostinex (cabergoline) so what is my percentage of become pregnant?

I'm taking dostinex (cabergoline) so what is my percentage of become pregnant?

Pretty good: Many people on Dostinex (cabergoline) that were previously untreated have infertility due to hyperprolactinemia, after fixing that problem, you can certainly increase your risk of getting pregnant.

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How long does it take before cabergoline starts to shrink my macro prolactinoma? Thanks

How long does it take before cabergoline starts to shrink my macro prolactinoma? Thanks

It varies: This drug blocks the secretion of prolactin and causes the cells to shrink or involute. The tumor will shrink as the cells get smaller but it can take several months. Serial imagining studies can demonstrate the shrinkage.

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My prolactin was lowered to 5 with cabergoline, no tumor, how long before I can stop the medication?

Depends: If your prolactin was elevated due to another medication, which you're no longer taking - you may not need the cabergoline. Otherwise, your doctor may elect a trial where you stop the medication and follow prolactin levels. Most commonly, they will rise after a period of time, necessitating reinitiation of the cabergoline.

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