Jun 06, 2010
OMG! The continuing saga of What the heck is wrong with me??? Well, a while back I was told I was going into perimenopause early and I was put on biodentical hormones. I really didn't completely believe in the whole situation and couldn't afford to buy them, so I didn't continue on them. Well then my equilibrium started to get out of whack I was dizzy, and I began to hear ticking in one ear, so I went to see my PCP. She thought it was allergies.
Then my periods started to become irregular and I went to see my Gyne. He confirmed what the holistic doctor was saying that I was indeed going through the change already early. Ok. Then about 10 days later I started lactating from one breast!!!! WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON???? I have never had children. I have not had sex in a very long while. This scared me, so I did some online research and found that there can be many causes the most common cause of which is a Prolactinoma.
It was over the holiday weekend when this all took place, so I got in touch with my doctors on call Gyne doc. She pretty much confirmed the idea that there is a great possibility that I have a Prolactinoma, which is a pituitary tumor that increases the prolactin hormone in the body, which creates the breasts to produce milk. Luckily, these types of tumors are always benign and can be shrunk (usually) with medication.
I went for a blood test yesterday so I will know for sure some time next week. If the test is positive I am sure the next step will be an MRI. I also read that Prolactinomas can cause Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, which may explain why I have such issues with my bones and DDD and what not. My sister also has issues with lactation, but I am not sure it's related?
I am beginning to feel like I am starting to get to the bottom of my problems and soon I will really know why I have been so sick. If anyone knows anything about this condition, I would be much appreciative if you could add your stories here. Thank you for reading. :)