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Old 08-17-06, 09:46 PM
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I had that problem when I was TTC# 1. I'm assuming they checked your thyroid levels and all was good, and also fasting insulin. If you have issues with your thyroid in particular, your prolactin can be out of whack as a result. Or it could just be out of whack on its own.

I'd definatly take a high prolactin level seriously, as it can be a sign of more serious problems and definately has an effect on your fertility. In my case, the doc figured that once the Insulin resistance and thyroid issues were under control, then my prolactin level would go down on it's own. I think it was at a 29 or something like that to start with, or maybe it was 32? somewhere in there.

I was impatient to get started TTC, so after waiting a few months to see what would happen, they put me on Dostinex to lower my prolactin. It was awful an med, messed with me almost as much as clomid, but I am very emotionally sensitive to anything that alters my hormones so it might not have any effect on others. The dostinex worked and after a few months they took me off of it cause it made my levels too low. Bottom line, high prolactin definately efects your fertility. Make sure they locate the cause of the increase and don't just treat it. There are some tumors that can elevate your prolactin, they are treatable and not too scary, but need to be taken care of. Another thing that can aggrevate your levels it is alot of handeling of "the girls". So you might want to tell hubby to cut back on the festivities

Good Luck, hope the b/w improves.
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Old 08-18-06, 01:55 AM
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Thank you very much for all your insight Saira! I will definitely stay on my drs tush. I just really hope this dr gives me a chance. But ty again!
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