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Hi. I recently saw my endocrinologist after a long wait to get in for an appointment of 7 months. My hormones are okay except for prolactin and growth hormone. I am diagnosed with a pituitary micro adenoma 3 years ago. Lately, I've been feeling increasingly fatigued, increasingly short of breath, and have been bloating and gaining weight. I was concerned so I went back to my endocrinologist and so far, I've been off synthetic testosterone for 3 weeks.

My LH and FSH were not tested, but I was called back by two other endocrinologists saying that they wanted to check my cortisol and growth hormone. Growth hormone came back elevated, but I'm not sure what numbers for that. Prolactin was 25 I believe.

I've recently been dealing with chest pains, frequent bouts of hypertension, and am taking DHEA 10 mg hormone supplement capsules in addition to several herbal adaptogenic supplements Ginseng and Ashwagandha capsule pills. Please, I'm very concerned what is going on? What to do


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replied June 21st, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
As growth hormone and cortisol are affected first in pituitary adenoma that has caused compression of anterior pituitary. If both of the above are normal then there is no need to check others.I would suggest you to have free T4 to rule out secondary hypothyroidism.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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