Hello, just read the stickies and am hoping for some advice. Sorry in advance as I realize I am probably lacking needed information in terms of blood tests and such, and will update that as I can.
When I was about 20 years old it was discovered I have a microprolactinoma. My prolactin levels were around 150 at the time and just recently got within the normal range with my last bloodwork. My first endocrine doctor was apparently a retard and didn’t even get my prolactin within the normal range to control the tumor. I was also briefly put on some kind of testosterone injection before the prolactinoma was discovered for my low testosterone. I do not know the specifics and was probably around 18 at the time.
Unfortunately, I didn’t know any better and just assumed this guy knew what he was doing. Whenever I questioned anything my parents pretty much just reassured me that since hes a doctor obviously nothing can go wrong and unfortunately I trusted their judgement for way too long. At the time my testosterone levels were around 400, and as far as I know that’s the highest they’ve ever been tested at.
To my understanding my testosterone levels should be going back up, but have declined in the two most recent bloodworks I’ve had done over which time prolactin has continued to go down.
I guess my immediate questions are if this is normal. Is there some kind of latency period before my testosterone will rebound? Or if it was going to would it have already done so already?
If it’s not going to recover on its own, what are my options?
I plan to speak with my endocrine doctor again sometime this week and ask him these questions. Is there anything else I should ask?
Thanks in advance for all advice that is offered here, there is still a lot I need to educate myself on and I now realize I was passive and trusting for far too long.
-24 years old (microprolactinoma was discovered when I was around 20)
-body and facial hair grows slowly, facial hair doesn’t get very long. Average amount of body hair.
-always been fairly thin
-microprolactinoma is the only health condition that I know of resulting in the low testosterone and high prolactin
-Currently on Bromocriptine 11.25mg/day, midodrine 2.5mg/day for low BP, desmopressin 0.2mg/day for low BP.
-My most recent labs (yes, this is all that was done, I don’t know why my endo hasn’t requested more than this)
prolactin : 13.3 (4.0 - 15.2)
testosterone : 294 (348-1197)
-diet currently consists of ~20oz chicken breast for dinner, scrambled eggs for breakfast, and ~.5 galons of milk a day with some other miscellaneous things thrown in. I’m eating slightly above my maintenance for calories.
-StrongLifts since August of 2012
-testes have been in pain once in the last 4 years, probably didn’t have a fever. (it was a long time ago, I cant remember) It came on suddenly and without reason as far as I could tell.
-morning wood/nocturnal erections are inconsistent. Sometimes I have them sometimes not. My libido in general is all over the place. Sometimes non-existent sometimes its ridiculous.