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muliple symptoms....hormones??

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  • Posted By: nmh1116
  • November 9, 2007
  • 07:34 PM

:confused: I will start by saying I am very healthy....go to the gym a couple times a week..eat very healthy.
I am 34 years old.
two years ago suddenly have very high blood pressure...so high I have to be on medication now. I take Toprol. Then shortly after that I noticed I couldnt drink anymore...I am not a heavy drinker but I used to be able to go out with friends and have a couple glasses of wine. suddenly if I have more than two I black out. I can still walk and talk and looks like I am ok....but I wake up in the morning not knowing what happened. Then my breasts started to produce milk...no I am not pregnant...my breasts..when stimulated produce milk...and I have a lump in my breast that comes and goes with my period. I have had lots of test done...mammograms ulta sounds as well as blood test....everything is normal!
UMMM...no everything is not normal...I feel like i am falling apart.
Does any one have any ideas....putting all these things together?

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  • Galactorrhea (sudden lactation) and high blood pressure point to a pituitary problem.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • November 10, 2007
    • 10:30 AM
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  • First of all I hope you have had a mamo done. Its always best to be on the safe side... A hormone called Aldosterone would be elevated if that was the cause of your hypertension and your prolactin levels might be elevated. These hormones are both produced by the pituitary gland. Prolactin levels are often elevated but not always since the levels in your body fluctate during the day. You should ask to have both tests and do it in the morning on an empty stomach. There are a few disorders of the pituitary gland that can cause these 2 symptoms. Another cause is hypothyroidism. Ask to have TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Anti-TPO and Anti TG done. You should also be sure that your tests are NOT in the high/low normal range. Many people miss a diganose because they have levels in the normal range. You are welcome to post any results here and I will look at them for you. Stay well... Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 10, 2007
    • 09:12 PM
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