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    When is Prolactin too high and what are benefits of lowering it

    My Prolactin is a bit high at 448 and the UK range is 86-324 mU/L. One doc said to me its not a problem another said I should take Cabergoline to lower it at 0.25mg twice a week. I wondered what is the benefit to lowering it to what level for us on TRT. I was told its normal to have high...
  2. F

    For Those That Get Headaches on TRT

    There are a few threads on headaches, but I thought I’d start one dedicated for anyone who wants to solicit or provide advice and feedback on headaches. If you previously had or currently still experience headaches, please share your thoughts here. I am prone to headaches and have been my whole...
  3. T

    Big Prolactin Increase

    I don't have all of the results from my 6-week labs back yet, but I did get my Prolactin back. It shot up from a 7 ng/mL before starting TRT to 18.8 ng/mL. I definitely noticed side effects from that as it has taken much longer for me to reach orgasm. I didn't have sex for 48 hours prior to...
  4. J

    What causes low prolactin and IGF-1 when all else looks great?

    I received my new labs after 8 weeks on my new protocol. I don't take T. I take HCG 250IU x4wk and 50mg enclomiphene x 4wk. TT is 956 ng/dL r264-916, FT 17.3 pg/dL r6.6-18.1, E 38.4 pg/dL r7.6-42.6, but prolactin is 3.6 ng/dL r4.0-15.2, and IGF-1 65 ng/mL r64-240. I'm concerned about the...
  5. R

    On TRT and low lobido

    Hi Guys, I’ve been on TRT for a while now and take the following meds regularly. Current meds I’m on: Test Cyp - 0.3ml x 2 times a week 200 mg/ml (so thats 60mg twice a week) Anastrozole - 0.5mg x 2 times a week I’ve noticed that I have been lacking in sexual desire most of the time. I can...
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    Clomid for 1.5 years - recent changes, prolactin?

    Hi All, So basically I am on Clomiphene treatment to boost my testosterone (before I started 1.5 years ago my Testosterone was 11.5 and my LH 3.0 and oestradiol 156). I have sent the below to my private specialist. Could the rise in prolactin explain why my Testosterone went down so much since...
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    Effects of zinc on prolactin

    "Zinc-treated patients had significantly lower serum prolactin levels (11 +/- 4 ng/ml v 29 +/- 7 ng/ml) than untreated patients." https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2864486/
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    New bloods in, very high prolactin and somewhat high e2. Would a small dose ai help? Or should I look to cabergoline

    High prolactin, e2 somewhat high, would an ai help? Or should I look into caber. On 100mg test E split everyday injections and added calcium d glucarate for e2 and P5P for prolactin, since starting P5P prolactin has increased from 19-27.8. Also looking to maybe increase T dose to get it into the...
  9. T

    Low Prolactin

    Hi.... Does anyone know of a known way to raise prolactin levels in a male? Mine is very low and I was curious if anyone knows of a way I can experiment raising a bit.
  10. Z

    Prolactin crashed

    Hello, I recently started taking cabergoline to help my RLS. I am on hormone therapy. The last few weeks I have noticed I felt pretty crappy. So I got my levels check and one thing I noticed was my my prolactin was undectable. Was wondering if I stop the cabergoline how long it will take for my...
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    Progesterone’s effect on prolactin

    Does exogenous progesterone lower prolactin levels?
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    Healthy Prolactin level

    I have finally decided to check on my prolactin, test below taken one hour before my weekly injection. 330 reference Range (86-324) considering I am a bit on the high side I believe after my injection I will go higher right ? should I try to lower prolactin a bit ?
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    Bloodwork comparison after 10 weeks of TRT

    Hello, friends. This is my first post here. I really appreciate there is a forum to talk about it, so I thank you all in advance. So, I started TRT 10 weeks ago. This is my pre-TRT and 10-week in bloodwork. Most recent on the right side. My protocol is 120mg/wk test cyp along with 250ui EOD of...
  14. O

    Prolactin 3.6 NG/ml. Causing sexual dysfunction? Caused by Curcumin?

    Hello all, I've been having very weak orgasms, low semen volume, very low penis sensitivity for around two years, maybe longer. I am NOT on TRT. My Prolactin came back at 3.6 ng/ml with a reference range of 2.0-18.0. Could this cause an issue? Is this low? Also, I just read that Curcumin...
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    Cypionate + HCG - zero libido :(

    Hi All! My first post - I hope you can help me! I am on 0.2ml Cypionate (200mg/ml - so 40mg) and 250IU HCG 3 times a week (Mon/Wed/Fri). Sub Cutaneous for both. I sleep well and don't feel fatigue in the daytime (unlike before TRT). I am tapering off Mirtazapine - down to 7.5mg from 30mg 2...
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    Perplexing result.. thoughts?

    Hi there, I'd really appreciate any thoughts or guidance on protocol/results below. I am quite surprised by the prolactin result, and even the T and E result as I am on a low daily dose and this is before my next injection. Any thoughts would be very appreciated. Purpose is TRT and not sport...
  17. R

    Prolactin level

    I am on opioid pain medication, I think that is why my prolactin is out of range little elevated. How can I reduce it, with vitamin or other way? Mine sometimes from 22 to 49. Never comes in normal range which is 2 to 18 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) Is it safe to use cabergoline for a...
  18. J

    Testosterone fine but crashed prolactin/no pleasure

    Hi All - thanks for listening to my story below and would welcome any help Due to a case of acute urinary retention (caused by an anticholinergic) back in early July, I had to go to the ER and was sent home with a Foley catheter for 2 days, and it was taken out on the 3rd day Voiding slowly...
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    High prolactin causes high blood pressure?

    Never heard anyone mention prolactin being correlated with BP, but did a google: In humans, several studies have shown that increased levels of prolactin are associated with elevated arterial pressure (18, 19). In the opposite direction, a loss-of-function SNP in the GPR10 gene, which codes for...
  20. T

    Have any of you dealt with prolactin issues?

    Sometimes I wonder if my issues with E2 have to do with prolactin levels. If I don't take a hefty dose of AI erection quality is poor, libido is not happening, unbelievably emotional, and sex seems to be one trigger for me becoming emotional. This never used to happen until a year ago. I have...
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    Ejaculation effect on Prolactin blood levels

    It's widely known that ejaculation temporarily increases Prolactin levels in the blood. That's why it's commonly recommended not to ejaculate 24 - 72 hours before running bloods, if Prolactin is included. My question is, does anybody have a more specific idea about what change percent wise we...
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    Low E2 but high prolactin?

    I have had high prolactin before which was mainly caused by an intense workout the day before the test but usually it also comes along with a raised E2. My recent test showed E2 as 20 pg/mL but Prolactin was 800 mU/L on a range of 80 - 320. Libido is on the floor and I am struggling with energy...
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    Numb Penis, Anorgasmia during Sex, Low Cortisol, High Prolactin on TRT

    Have been on clinic TRT after AAS abuse as a 24 year old male for 3 years. My natural levels were 691 at age 24 prior to my reckless, careless decision to hope on anabolic steroids at 24. Since then I've tried to come off several times but always ended up inevitably relapsing when the pct or...
  24. Robotics

    High E2 Prolactin Low SHBG

    Been on 10mg cypionate IM a day for 5 weeks. prolactin and E2 are on the high end. I got a prescription for 0.0625 AI pills, I am considering starting with 3x a week. 1. Is my prolactin High due to my e2 and should it follow e2 down if i take ai? should i add in p5p? 2. I have my honeymoon in...
  25. J

    I Have a prolactinoma

    I recently had an mri because of an elevated prolactin level on blood work. There is a small mass on my pituitary gland. Im bringing this up on this forum because over the last few years there has been a backlash against ai's. There actually is some research showing elevated estrogen causing...
  26. S

    Macroprolactin - has anyone treated it here?

    Just got some bloodwork back...I've had macroprolactin for a while (supposedly biologically inactive prolactin bound to IgG) but it's hitting some new highs lately, while sexual function is hitting new lows. My neuroendocrinologist thought it was from elevated E2 from TRT (E2 can drive...
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    Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin): Effect on Lab Tests

    PARTICIPATION NEEDED! Of those EM members that have taken nandrolone or are currently taking nandrolone alongside their TRT, we are conducting a small ExcelMale study to help determine the effect that nandrolone has on Total Testosterone, E2, Prolactin, SHBG, free T, and DHT while taking TRT...
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    DA quinagolide makes libido instantly worse

    I finally received quinagolide (another DA like cabergoline) from Canada and took a quarter tablet the last couple nights to see how I feel. well it’s been subtle nausea, dizziness, and this mental fog. And worst of all, NO libido. This is not unlike how cabergoline went for me. Made things...
  29. S

    Benefit from a DA (cabergoline) without elevated prolactin?

    I've been prescribed cabergoline for a few years now (pituitary tumor), and the side effects have driven me away. Bromocriptine worked a little better (it's weaker), but the fatigue was unbearable. My doctor helped me get quinagolide from Canada, which is a non-ergolide DA. It's apparently more...
  30. Z

    Prolactin

    Hello, I had my labs drawn a couple weeks ago. One thing I forgot to put in my previous post was my prolactin was a little high at 15. Can I lower my prolactin by lower my dose of testosterone? I’ve just noticed my libido is better when it sits around the 5 mark. Thanks.
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    How Long Can I Use Dostinex to Lower Prolactin

    What's the maximum time I can use dostinex? How long time after stop it my prolactin can raise? What's the minimal effective dosage? Thank you friends
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