I am currently 50 yrs old a female, I had a seizure several years ago, they found a small tumor on my pituitary and said keep an eye on it. Okay speed ahead. Nothing happens expect I lose weight and my life falls apart. ha ha.. approximately 6 months ago I developed a sinus infection that I ended up having surgery for to get rid of. Headaches the whole thing.The headache never disappeared. I still suffer and I am taking topomax (topamax) at 100 mg. now ears ringing nausea lightheaded,dizzy fatigue weepy. I am beginning to thin the tumor is acting up even tho it has not grown to measure. I am at the end of my rope please help!
Your doctors who found the tumor are not skilled in pituitary. The size of the tumor is not the factor but the action of the tumor is - so while an MRI can tell you that you have something there, you need a lot of lab testing to indicate the nature of the lesion.
Find a pituitary center - and a neuro-endo. Go to a larger university center or a larger hospital to find a decent doctor. It make take several rounds of testing and you need to be educated on the topic to make sure the testing is done correctly. Read up in the health pages to find doctors and information and ask more questions here.
THANK YOU!! I have in the past few days done some prayer and research and found a few answers hubby and I are looking into a new Doctor .. You have reaffirmed my decision.So perhaps today Now I know what direction to look.. Thank you so much. I love in a small community so while it may be hard I am determined now with this affirmation to go in this direction... THANK YOU!!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.