× These pituitary tumors (also called adenomas) secrete excessive amounts of prolactin and are the most common type of pituitary tumor seen clinically.

I need help with what questions to ask my Dr!!!

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Hi Nolefan,

I recommend looking for a doctor that is experienced at treating people with pituitary disorders. Pituitary specialists tend to look more at all of your symptoms combined and not focus on them individually.

We have a list of pituitary specialists on our website. Here is a link:

Pituitary Specialists

We also have some questions that you should ask your doctor. Here is a link to that page:

Signs and Symptoms and What to Ask Your Physician

You may want to show them this page, you can print it or suggest that your doctor visit our website at www.pituitary.org . I hope this helps.

Take care,

Tammy
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I was diagnosed with 6mm prolactinoma in 2007. For 3 years I was taking bromocriptine and everything was going fine. In 2010, I experienced chest pains and felt like I had severe pressure on my chest. I was hospitalized for 2 days and the cardiologist took me off of the bromocriptine. I had not experienced any more of the chest pains since being off of the bromocriptine. For four years I continued to see my endocrinologist and my prolactin levels remained stable under 20 off of the bromocriptine. My endocrinologist released me from her care last Feb. 2014. I week ago, I had my prolactin checked and my levels are on the rise at 25. I also had my TSH checked due to extensive family history of thyroid issues and it is at 2.58. Also, I had my TSH checked Oct 2014 and levels were the same and my GYN because of history and I CANNOT seem to lose any weight. All I was told was that I need to burn more caolories that I consume. I DO!!! I run an average of 15 miles per week and do strength training twice a week. Also, my total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels are on the rise. I have been doing research and it seems that all of the above are linked. I tell my Dr's that I am so tired all the time and can't seem to make it through the day without a nap and no matter what I do I can't lose weight, but all that I am told is to exercise more, eat less and I am asked if I feel like I am depressed. I know I am not depressed!

What questions can I ask my Dr. to ensure that they really listen to me?
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