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Condition: Prolactin Excreting Tumor of the Pituitary Gland
10/3/2012 12:28:08 PM

Reviewer: renaann, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
At 39 yrs old my menstrual cycle stopped. Blood work showed an elevated prolactin level (30)but an MRI showed nothing . I had no intention of having children so I did not go on any medication. 2 years later is was (59) & just recently up to (89)& the MRI found a 5mm adenoma. I attributed a bit of hair thinning to my hormonal imbalance. I started on 2.5 mg of Bromocriptine. Within 4 we ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prolactin Excreting Tumor of the Pituitary Gland
7/4/2011 11:37:44 PM

Reviewer: kdon415, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Since taking bromocriptine I have noticed a decrease in my weight. I also experience stuffiness at night. Overall I am very pleased. I use to have breast milk and my menstrual periods were absent. I happy to say my menstrual cycle has returned normal. I am not sure what my prolactin level is now but when I was first diagnosed it was 79 and kept increasing to 95. I know it is lowered because m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prolactin Excreting Tumor of the Pituitary Gland
6/24/2011 2:20:47 AM

Reviewer: Mae, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this drug since 2000 when I was diagnosed for absence of periods for six months. Prolactin level was 198 but dropped to 40 after 3 months, and my period resumed after 2 weeks at 2.5mg. I am currently taking 5mg daily because prolactin rised to 98 in 2007, but leveled off at 10 since then. My only concern is the long term effects of taking this drug on my body. I tried to wean mys ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prolactin Excreting Tumor of the Pituitary Gland
6/11/2011 6:41:03 PM

Reviewer: PPIERBUDS, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
VERRY DIZZY AT NIGHT AND RUNNING INTO WALLS AND FALLING. NEED TO BE VERRY CAREFUL AT NIGHT WHEN YOU TAKE IT. IT HAS TAKEN AWAY MY PERSPIRING DURRING THE DAYS AND HIPEFULLY SHRINK THE TUMORS

Condition: Prolactin Excreting Tumor of the Pituitary Gland
11/17/2010 12:30:10 PM

Reviewer: Patient, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My endocronologist started me on 2.5 mg after an MRI and being diagnosed with a microadenoma (pituitary tumor). I started taking the first week only half a pill at night. The first few nights I took with food at dinner and experienced dizziness, nausea, and was extremly tired and drowsy. After about 3-4 nights the other side effects went away and I only expereinced the drowsiness. Then after 1 wee ... Show Full Comment

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