It is definitely Hyperprolactinemia. The good news is, it is not being caused by a pituitary tumor.
I started treatment last night with Cabergoline, a (generic) dopamine agonist, which is supposed to reduce the Prolactin level in my body. You have to build up to the full dosage because of the "lovely" possible side effects, so I started with 1/2 of a .5 mcg once a week. Doc says that the way he implements it, very few of his patients have problems. Here's hoping.
Been looking for info on treatment and found an interesting study on weight loss when taking the same drug. It seems logical. After all, my body thinks it is pregnant without having the actual miracle of life inside me -- lower levels of Prolactin will tell my body, "Nope... no baby in here! Escape "maternal survival" mode."
I know this whole thing sounds crazy. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't experience it.
Oh, and be sure to keep me out of the Bingo halls and your raffle tickets away from me... it is a possible side-affect that I could decide I need to gamble. LOL
Still I often wonder (not like it would do any good) how long I have been suffering from this condition. Is this why my effort to lose weight before I had surgery was thwarted? I know it does no good to dwell on it.
Doc says no one would have caught it because my baseline for both my Thyroid and Prolactin levels were normal. It was only through the TRH test that it was detected. I would be so thrilled if this medication works, reduces my levels, and lets me lose the last of this weight... finally!