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it was a brain tumor

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  • Posted By: CarlaCampbell
  • January 12, 2009
  • 10:06 PM

at 14 I started having sharp pains in my head. They would shoot all the way through and last about 30-45 seconds. My periods were all over the place. When I told the doctor, he said he could put me on birth control. After that was done, there was no change. I kept asking for 3 years. When the doctor, I suppose tired of hearing about it, said "all I can tell you is to rush up here when you get one of your pains". I decided I'd had enough and wasnt going back. It just so happened, he did a blood test that day, and my prolactin level, which is supposed to be between 5 and 15, was 15,000, he decided to do more tests. It was discovered that I had a tumor (non cancerous, thank God) in my Pituitary Gland. It took up the whole gland. If they had listened, I could have taken medicine to shrink it. Since they waited so long, I was faced with BRAIN SURGERY at 17. This misdiagnosis could have made it to where I would never have children and be on medication all my life. But God stepped in. I have 2 beautiful daughters and dont have a need for the medicine. My body took over on its own. It was a VERY long, scary road.

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