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I wondered if anyone can help me, being as I have seen countless doctors who don't seem to have answers for me. I've seen 2 gynaecologists, a family planning doctor, and even got tested for all sexual diseases just to rule things out!
I have been suffering with vaginal dryness, low libido, very light one day periods, frequent urination and facial twitching/eye twitching for the past 2 and half years. This problem is ruining my life as I can't start a relationship with anyone because of my vaginal dryness and no libido whatsoever! I am only 32 and feel as though this is going to prevent me starting a family! :-(
I've been tested for kidney function, liver function, thyroid function, PCOS, and loads of other things, which have all come back normal except for my prolactin level. The first time I had these symptoms, my prolactin came up in the normal range and was 315 mU/L (Range is less than 496). The next time I had it tested a year later, it was 543 mU/L, which was slightly elevated. Then 1 month after that, it was 651, and 2 months after that is was 643. At this point I was referred to an endocrinologist who tested my thyroid and Free T4 levels, which were normal. He put me on Cabergoline for a month to 'see if it helped', but I didn't really notice a difference apart from that the sharp pains in my breasts disappeared. He tested my prolactin 2 months after I came off the Cabergoline and it had come down to 351 within the normal range, so he decided to discharge me, even though it was obvious my prolactin had only come down because of the cabergoline!
After this, I got my GP to refer me to another specialist whom I paid to see, and he said he didn't think my problem was due to a tumour and he would only do an MRI scan if my prolactin came up high once more. I got it tested, and it came up just about in the normal range at 494!! So now I am umming and ahhing about whether to go back and see him and have to pay £200 just to be told he won't give me an MRI, even though the level has risen again.
Can anyone help with this please? Or am I just a medical phenomenon?!
I know that the problem is not psychological. I am generally a happy, easygoing and healthy person with no other health issues and no stress. My blood pressure is always spot on, I am normal weight (BMI 21ish) and take plenty of exercise, and I eat fairly healthily.
I had my oestrogen, LH, FSH, testosterone levels tested, and were told these were all normal, (although I wasn't told to have them done at a specific time in my cycle). I worked back through my cycle and from what I can gather, it looks as though my oestradiol, LH and FSH were below the range when I was supposed to be in my ovulatory peak level. FSH- 3 U/L, LH- 8 U/L and oestradiol- 329 pmol/L.
I am sick of trying to diagnose my own problem now and it is driving me crazy as I am not getting any better!
I hope that someone might be able to shed some light on this PLEASE.
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