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Options: An endocrinologist is one who specializes in this condition. Your primary care physician is also a good place to start and he/she will make the referral if needed. ...Read more
No, but....: Maybe insomnia is a symptom of whatever is also causing your elevated prolactin. For many people, sleep is a fragile venture and almost any physiological disruption can effect it. Elevated prolactin can be due to a number of causes including medication, pregnancy, breast feeding, pituitary tumor or a variety of illnesses. You can imagine that any of these causes could have an impact on sleep. ...Read more
Does taking cabergoline for elevated prolactin improve thyroidproduction?How long would it take to notice improvemtents?
Maybe: Usually, if someone has ^ prolactin and an underactive thyroid, it's because the low thyroid levels increase a brain hormone, trh, that acts on the pituitary to raise TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and prolactin. Almost always, treatment w/ thyroid hormone will correct both problems. Very rarely, someone could have a large pituitary tumor making prolactin & suppressing TSH Cabergoline can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have elevated prolactin (57) if i start medication for it will my
thyroid function more fully? I believe my thyroid is weak, dr
says "in range".
Perhaps: Prolactin can have a disruptive effect on the hormones of the anterior pituitary (lh, fsh, gh, tsh). This can cause irregular periods. Although certainly not the most prominent effect of elevated prolactin, it could conveably make labs appear "in range" when they are not truly optimal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: A high prolactin level can suppress the ovaries from functioning normally, so it's like you are in menopause. One of the common symptoms is night sweats. Here's a link to some good info: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/high-prolactin-levels-and-prolactinomas-beyond-the-basics. ...Read more
Im on 0.5mg of cabergoline once a week for
elevated prolactin not due to a tumor, when
should i start to feel better?
Take twice/week: You need to take it twice per week. If you do, and the dose is correct, you should notice a drop in prolactin within 2-4 weeks. Whether that will make you feel better is unknown, as i don't know if your problem is related to or causing you elevated prolactin. Psychiatric medication is a common cause for elevated prolactin, as are tumors to small to image. ...Read more