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Hi,

My IGF-1 was slightly elevated in December last year and in July this year it was 465. My doctor is not that familiar with pituitary tumors and I decided to hold off on getting an MRI. HOwever, I am dealing with strange symptoms in addition to having low sex hormones and cortisol for many years. My rings don't fit anymore and I am not a big person nor have I gained substantial weight. I am getting headaches, sometimes blurry vision, and backaches.

Does this sounds like a possible pituitary tumor? Probably a hard question to answer I realized.

Also, I sometimes take Xanax (1 mg) at night to help me sleep as I wake often. Not only do I sleep better when I take it, but usually have a good day the next day with reduced symptoms. Could Xanax somehow help if there is a pituitary tumor?

Thank you,
~k
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You need to find another doctor IMHO. You need to find a pituitary endo at a pituitary center. They may not take you as you have not had the MRI yet, but your present doctor is not doing you a service to wait until your disease is full blown.
Look up acromegaly and find a good doctor. Get copies of everything.
Xanax is not a cure or a help, but indicates you have more symptoms.
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