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    Old 09-05-2014, 06:46 AM   #1
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    Recently Diagnosed - Hypopituitarism

    Yesterday I was diagnosed with hypopituitarism. It has been a very long road to find out what has been going on with me. I have been very sick for about 6 years. My pituitary is damaged (empty sella) and my doctor thinks that it occurred while I was pregnant.

    I am 39 year old female, about 110 pounds. I take Nature Throid 195mg, HC 15mg, and a lot of vitamins (D, B12, C, Multi, Iodine, B5, B6).

    I had a total thyroidectomy 2 years ago and I thought that would be the fix. Then I was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiencies and I have been taking HC for about a year. I felt great when I started the HC but something still was not right. Symptoms: Very low bp, high heart rate, heat intolerance, fatigue, pale coloring, DARK circles under eyes, insomnia, grumpy, etc.

    If you are going through a similar experience I would love to hear from you. My doctor told me that the pituitary "cocktail" that I will be taking soon will be me feel better. Is she right? How long does it take to balance the hormones?

    My LABS:
    DHEA Sulfate 55 (57.3-279.2)
    FSH 23 (3.5-25.8)
    ACTH, Plasma 1.8 pg/mL (7.2-63.3)
    ACTH reference interval for samples collected between 7 and 10 AM.
    Prolactin 16.6 ng/mL 4.8-23.3

    Estradiol 164.8 pg/mL
    Adult Female:
    Follicular phase 12.5 - 166.0
    Ovulation phase 85.8 - 498.0
    Luteal phase 43.8 - 211.0
    Postmenopausal <6.0 - 54.7

    Glucose, Serum 110 mg/dL ( 65-99)

    Progesterone 0.5 ng/mL
    Follicular phase 0.2 - 1.5
    Luteal phase 1.7 - 27.0
    Ovulation phase 0.8 - 3.0
    Postmenopausal 0.1 - 0.8

    Insulin 22.5 uIU/mL 2.6-24.9

    Estriol, Serum <0.3 ng/mL

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