Posted , 4 users are following.
Came across the forum whilst researching high prolactin.
I have had a blood test and I do have elevated prolactin of 715 mU/L (range 98-324).
I have spoken to my GP and he was completely unconcerned about the prolactin. He did question me about my low libido and depression and proceeded to prescribe 37.5mg of Venlafaxine.
- Are my elevated prolactin levels a concern and could such a level lead to low libido and feelings of depression?
- Am I right to be worried about my Doctor? From my limited internet research, I fail to see how a SNRI would help with my low libido and, whilst rare, could even further elevate my prolactin.
- I’ve read that prolactin and dopamine have an inverse relationship and so was wondering could that potentially mean my feelings of depression and lack of direction are stemming from low dopamine levels? If that’s reasonable then I’m curious why the doctor would prescribe a SNRI and not a dopamine agonist (Cabergoline) or a NDRI (Wellbutrin) - if this assumption is correct then I will be asking my GP this on my next visit. But I’m all ears to any opinions/guesses.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
0 likes, 8 replies