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Cabergoline and pregnancy ?

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Hi there. I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I'm on .88 Synthroid and it is now at a normal level. I also was diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia and was prescribed cabergoline (1/2 a pill twice a week) for this. My husband and I are having a hard time conceiving. When we try to conceive, I stop the cabergoline for fear of if I do get pregnant, it will affect the baby. How safe is this medication and should I take care of the micro prolactinoma before attempting to get pregnant? It is tiny, under 4mm. Or is it ok to stop the medication during ovulation and then resume if I don't conceive?
After two IUIs, femara, some gonadotropins ... I feel like I'm on a crazy rollercoaster and I 'm not even sure if trying to conceive is the best thing to do or not.
Any advice on this subject would be much appreciated!
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replied February 16th, 2010
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If you have microprolactinoma then with complete treatment the increased prolactin secretion is controlled and menses resumed. Cabergoline is a newer drug to treat it. Generally it is treated with bromocriptines. While treatment with either drug pregnancy should not be attempted. Also if you stop in between cycle and resume again, then complete treatment is not possible.

Once the prolactin levels are normalized and the cycle becomes regular, then further treatment is started for pregnancy to happen.

You need to be under a good infertility specialist and follow the advice strictly and not stop drugs in between. Hope this helps. Take care!

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