1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. D

    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...
  4. S

    DA 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Z


    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.
  7. G

    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
  8. S

    Prolactin climbing, TSH periodically elevated

    Before starting TRT, my TSH was going something like 1>1.5>2.5 and then on TRT 3.25, and now back to 2.2. Waiting for my consult with Dr Saya next week to discuss in more detail. Alongside it, my prolactin has been climbing. It normally sits around 20-30, but lately has gone into the 30s and...
  9. E

    Arimidex and e2/dht?

    Since arimidex blocks the conversion of T to E2, would that mean that it drives dht higher since that's the other hormone T coverts to? If not, where does the t go? Does it get expelled or converted into something else? Also, it seems like high prolactin reduces dht by 58 percent in a study I...
  10. S

    Endocrinologist in New York ?

    I was wondering if anyone can recommend an Endocrinologist in the New York City area. Specifically to treat thyroid issues. Thank you
  11. A

    Estradiol stimulates cortisol production

    I was looking for something else, when I came across this study: Estradiol stimulates cortisol production by adrenal cells in estrogen-dependent primary adrenocortical nodular dysplasia. - PubMed - NCBI It's an old study and it has been performed on a single patient with ACTH-independent...
  12. D

    Etiology: What do you think caused your low T (hypogonadism)?

    Hey everyone, I had a though and felt I'd ask everyone. What do you think caused your hypogonadism? I was thinking about my etiology and realized I don't particularly have one. I did have an one sided orchiectomy (removal of testicle) for cryptorchidism, but that wouldn't have an effect on my...
  13. S

    OPEN STUDY: What levels of free T, Testosterone, E2, prolactin, cortisol do you feel best at?

    All of us are following our protocols quite blindly, trying to optimise but unsure what values to optimise to. The lab ranges vary between countries and labs. The NHS for example sets it upper T limit at 750 - whereas many people in the US naturally have higher levels than this and are perfectly...
  14. joshmaximus

    Prolactin and premature ejaculation

    Hello guys, I was wondering if there is a correlation between prolactin and premature ejaculation? Lately been dealing with premature ejaculation where I cant last more than a second or two. Labs recently done and am on the higher side of prolactin range....12 range is to 15. Dont know if my e2...
  15. Z

    High Prolactin and Estradiol in 33 y/o

    Been a while since I was on this site, but I just discovered this dedicated Prolactin subforum, looks like theres loads of good stuff stickied, so have lots of reading to do! In the mean time I thought I'd post here. I started a thread in the TRT subforum a while back, and have since had a few...
  16. B

    19 Y/old Blood results show High Prolactin and Oestradiol

    My recent blood results show levels of Prolactin at 513 mU/l and Oestradiol levels at 146pmol/L, I had a blood test because I thought my issue was low Testosterone but it seems it may be a pituitary issue, my symptoms are: -low sex drive -lack of facial hair -lack of masculine features -low...
  17. C


    I got my lab results and I’m wondering about prolactin. I can’t find much info in regards to TRT. My estradiol is a little low, prolactin is high and test is high. Estradiol 16.3 Testosterone 1595.3 Prolactin 17.4 My test dose what cut to 100mg per week from 200mg. I don’t mind that...
  18. H

    Prolactin - gluten link

    Been struggling with slightly elevated prolactin, 19 ug/L at last test. I've had E2 and T both high and low but doesn't affect my PRL. Pituitary is fine too. I have started to suspect I may have issues with gluten, so I googled gluten and PRL and get this "wheat product > opioid-like...
  19. A

    Strategy to get E2 down just a little bit more

    50mg every 3.5 days of Test E 500iu every 3.5 days of HCG That protocol had my E2 @ 60pg/ml. and Test at 860 ng after 2 months it also put my Prolactin well over range. SHBG has been rock steady @ 35 nmol Changed to 100iu of HCG and in 6 weeks this brought my E2 down to 36 pg/ml. which I...
  20. H

    High Prolactin Levels - next steps to take?

    Hi, I have had blood work taken and my prolactin levels are highly elevated. It came back at 696 mIU/l and the reference range is 86.00 - 324.00. This is obviously very high. My other results were: D.H.E.A Sulphate: 8.590 umo/L Follicle Stim Hormone: 3.52 IU/L...
  21. S

    Cabergoline and TRT

    I’ve been creeping around here for a while and thought I’d ask directly and see if there have been any other experiences or advice that could be offered. I’ve been on 160mg/wk Test Cyp since March. My test levels went from the 300’s to between 990’s and 1090’s (I’ve done three panels since)...
  22. R

    Low test, low free, normal estrogen and high prolactin

    Good morning, Had a blood test done as experiencing signs of low T. Test came back as - Testosterone 12.7 nmol/L 7.60 - 31.40 Free test. 0.279 nmol/L 0.30 - 1.00 17 beta oestradiol 56.9 pmol/L 41 - 159 SHBG. 27.3 nmol/L. 16 - 55 Prolactin 691 mIU//L. 86 - 324 Going to...
  23. M

    Men's Sexual Problems Linked to Low Prolactin Levels

    This is an article from 2013 that I found very interesting regarding the impact of low prolactin on men. "The results showed low prolactin was linked to several signs of poor sexual health, as well psychological health. Men with levels of prolactin that were lower than average, although still...
  24. keithc2485

    Levels normal but PROLACTIN off the CHARTS.....

    here is a copy of my current blood tests... from last week.... on 50mgs of androgel a day ...before i freak out and think i have a tumor on my putuatoary gland (sorry i suck at spelling) i want to point out i am on an opoid.....which i know can raise prolactin......also i have been under severe...
  25. P

    Testosterone recovering after a prolactinoma

    About two years ago, when I was 37, I had a physical and asked for a testosterone test mainly because I knew my dad had problems when he was about my age (he died in 1994). It was 108 ng/dL (range 300-1000). I guess that should have set off alarm bells, but the doctor wasn't worried and just...
  26. F

    Extensive blood work results. Prolactin, DHT, Estradiol, Luteinizing way off?

    Just got my lab results. Paid for a little extra after reading a bunch on this forum (thank you all for that). I really don't know enough to decipher this stuff. I don't know what to be concerned about or what it all means... but I know how I feel & it's not great after my testosterone is back...
  27. L

    High Prolactin - can it produce all of the high E2 symptoms?

    Thus is my second attempt at usig this forum. If yoi dont know anything about the subject please can yo just post a hello just to let me know I am using it correctly!! I would rather use this forum rather than the facebook page finally!!!
  28. Nelson Vergel

    Cabergoline Improves Orgasms in Two Thirds of Men

    Cabergoline in the Treatment of Male Orgasmic Disorder-A Retrospective Pilot Analysis. Hollander AB, et al. Sex Med. 2016. Authors Hollander AB1, Pastuszak AW2, Hsieh TC3, Johnson WG1, Scovell JM4, Mai CK1, Lipshultz LI4. Author information 1Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of...
  29. Nelson Vergel

    Effect of Dopamine and Prolactin and Sex Drive

    This a very good read: "Dopamine. It's at the core of our sexual drives and survival needs, and it motivates us to do just about everything. This mechanism within the reward center of the primitive brain has been around for millions of years and has not changed. Rats, humans indeed, all mammals...
  30. Nelson Vergel

    Dopamine, Prolactin and Sex

    This a very good read: "Dopamine. It's at the core of our sexual drives and survival needs, and it motivates us to do just about everything. This mechanism within the reward center of the primitive brain has been around for millions of years and has not changed. Rats, humans indeed, all mammals...
  31. K

    5 week Clomid Results with Primary Hypogonadism Diagnosis

    Hello Forum! I hope some of you may be able to help me with my situation. I am 35yr old male - pretty healthy (slightly overweight) - 6'1" 220 pounds. (20-25 pounds overweight) In Feb 2015 - I went to the urologist to get my ED situation checked. He checked my testosterone levels - and I had...