I’ve seen prolactin brought up here as something you don’t want too much of, but I don’t know much about it other than that. And lately I’ve been struggling with inconsistent libido. And so I’ve been adjusting this and that trying to dial it in, but nothing seems to help.
But today I got labs back and this time it has prolactin (I hadn’t been tested for prolactin in the past). And here’s what it shows:
Prolactin 21.9 (ref 4.1 - 15.2)
Monomeric Prolactin 14.2 (ref 3.0 - 11.6)
I hadn’t even heard of monomeric prolactin before. But judging by what I’ve read here, these levels are responsible for my inconsistent libido? What else does it affect, and what can cause it to go high like that? And what is the treatment?