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Old 08-15-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy Pituitary functions - Tumor?

Just looking for the voice of experience since there is so many different things out on the web it is hard to research.

I am a 42yo Male on the heavy side but not fat. 5'11" and 250lb. This may seem heavy but I wear a 34-36 waist. Just a Big Boy.

EXTREME Fatigue (fight sleep all day no matter how I sleep at night which varies from all night to not at all)
Very painful joint aches that travel down the bones from their joint of origin
near constant headaches
Tremors that come and go
tingling in lower parts of my arms and legs as well as lips and face (almost constant)
feel very weak (like I just woke up but it is all the time)
having cognitive issues
scrotum looks prepubescent now
I am almost positive that even my testes are smaller by quite a bit than they used to be
low libido but no ED

I have been on TRT (1 shot every 2 weeks) for a few years but it does not do anything to help any of these symptoms. Finally got a referral to an Endocrinologist this past month and saw him for the first time Monday. Here are the tests he ran...

FSH 1.8 mIU/mL (1.6-8.0)
LH <0.2 mIU/mL (1.5-9.3)
PROLACTIN - 3.4 ng/mL (2.0-18.0)
IGF I 63 ng/mL (52-328)
Z Score (Male) -1.6 SD (-2.0 - +2.0)
TOTAL 71 ng/dL (250-1100)
FREE 15.2 pg/mL (35.0-155.0)
TSH 2.54 mIU/L (0.40-4.50)
T4 7.0 mcg/dL (4.5-12)
FREE T4 INDEX 2.0 (1.4-3.8)
FREE T3 3.4 pg/mL (2.3-4.2)
T3 UPTAKE 28% (22-35)

The fatigue and the joint pain are the worst part of it. I feel like I have a super bad case of Mono.

IGF and Testosterone results are in. I spoke to the PA this morning and she stated my Pituitary was fine and I just needed Testosterone Replacement. Now, I had these tests done in the morning when everything is supposed to be at its peak so why was almost everything at the very bottom end of normal? Should I push my doc for a brain scan?

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Old 08-16-2011, 06:33 AM   #2
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Plainmentl HB User
Re: Pituitary functions - Tumor?

bump it up

Old 09-06-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
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Re: Pituitary functions - Tumor?

i would, that's how they found my tumor

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