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  • Posted By: healthquest
  • April 17, 2007
  • 06:11 PM

Hi there,
I am new to this, so please bear with me, I hope someone can help.

When I was pregnant with my daughter 5 yrs ago, I started having a pounding HR, I was checked out-everything was otherwise fine, HR is still pounding and I have a rapid HR/heart palps are getting worse and on Atenolol .25 mg 1x/day, also have 'adrenaline shots' through my chest that are worse at night-they feel like someone just shocked me or scared the daylights out of me-although nothing is really happening. Dr. says I have a panic disorder-although I do NOT have ANY emotional symptoms. He put me on Xanax, .5 x2day. (used to take 4)
For 2 yrs now, I have been getting strange 'head/brain zaps?? No pain, just a zappy rush through my head, lately they are increasing in frequency and travel up and down my spine??? I have heard nothing but BAD things about Xanax, so I am weaning my self off slowly, I have been 'lactating' for 2 months yet I am NOT pregnant!!!!I have some dizzy spells and NEED to know whats going on with me. PLEASE HELP:confused:

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  • I'm sorry you are so sick, I feel your pain, really! Here is some information I found maybe it will be helpful."Yes it is possible to lactate without being pregnant. The term for it is galactorrhea which is the secretion of breast milk in men, or in women who are not breastfeeding an infant.Galactorrhea may occur normally as during sexual intercourse in some women and may also be caused by several other causes including tumors of the brain that secrete excessive prolactin and some medications may lead to galactorrhea as well.If this is a continuous problem that does not seem to stop by itself, it might be a good idea to have it checked out."
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  • It sounds like you have elevated cortisol and prolactin levels that can be from a pituitary adenoma (tumor) Go see an endocrinologist to have this confirmed, they can draw blood to check your levels and if they are high , then you owuld need an MRI to see about the tumor.
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  • Thankyouthankyouthankyou, for your replies, my problem with my DR is that he just attributes my symptoms to anxiety?? He shrugged his shoulders and just told me he has no idea!! Time for a new DR I guess-I'll keep you posted-I pay it is not a tumor but it would answer alot of questions-again many thanks, let me know if you stumble across any other info that might be helpful
    healthquest 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • increased prolactin...unexplained sx? go to www.ahummingbirdsguide.com all your sx are there and then some...good luck...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
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