Went to the Dr with the majority of low test symptoms. Blood labs revealed high prolactin and elevated DHEA-S. I'm going for an MRI of the pituitary tomorrow. The GP ordered the MRI and said he will likely refer me out to an endo.
I'm just wondering what some of your thoughts are on these issues and this course of action so far.
Lipids all in range. Hepatic profile all in range. Thyroid all in range. Testosterone 330ng/dl - range 250-1100 E2 was 32. prolactin was 155 with high end of the range being 18. DHEA-S was 554 and I think high end of the range was like 250.. not sure.
I understand that this is not a place to get medical advice. If you are traveling down this same road I just want to know what to look out for in order to get the best treatment possible.
Please note any changes to vision or vision disturbances. Whatever is disturbing the pituitary may could be pressing on an optic nerve.
Hmmm, this is interesting to me. I have all the same symptoms as well (of low T/E ratio), and I have had an eye issue for a while that is bugging the hell out of me. My vision is blurred from time to time but what really bothers me is the fact that the area under my eye twitches occassionally. I’ve heard that this could be related to stress or adrenal fatigue. Could it possibly be more?
I go over my test results on Monday with my doc and I plan on bringing it up.
I’m not sure about the twitching but my condition (high prolactin caused by pituitary tumor) can also cause vision problems due to what they call ‘mass effect’.
Essentially the optic nerve is right in front of the pituitary gland and a growth on the pituitary can get large enough to press on the optic nerve and cause vision problems and even blindness. Fortunately I have not experienced any vision problems. An MRI of my pituitary did show a growth however.