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Posted by fflutterby (Member # 28081) on :
Mine has grown, is this caused by the Lyme ? I had it removed 16 years ago and now it has grown.
Posted by farraday (Member # 21494) on :
I've had one for years and no one seems to think it is significant. I have had a few brain scans. Pituitary tumors, I am told, are not that unusual. But if I were in your position I would certainly get a second opinion! Never hurts to be sure, does it?
Posted by fflutterby (Member # 28081) on :
Thanks farraday, do you have headaches? Did the tumor precede your Lyme?
Posted by WhitneyS (Member # 25666) on :
My friend had one removed a while back, and shes talked to about it. They can cause several problems, with hormones and calcium levels. I would get a second opinion just to be sure. I dont think its related to Lyme, sounds pretty unrelated, but I'm no expert. But I would check it out again, doesnt sound like something you want to put off.
Posted by Lymeorsomething (Member # 16359) on :
It is not necessarily a lyme thing...benign pituitary tumors just happen...

Just watch hormone levels closely, especially prolactin...
Posted by cordor (Member # 9449) on :
I have pituitary tumor also. It is being watched with repeat MRI's. It is fairly "new"...first showed up about 2 years ago.
Even though most present no really is quite scarey knowing you have it "sitting" in there. I am not a fan.
Posted by fflutterby (Member # 28081) on :
I had very high prolactin levels, went through menopause like symptoms, my tumor was depressing on my optic nerve therefore my peripheral vision was impaired. I ended up having emergency surgery due to the visual impairment. Since then no problems with vision until my Lyme emerged in July 2010.
Posted by cordor (Member # 9449) on :
who did your surgery?
Posted by Robin123 (Member # 9197) on :
I had high prolactin, they thought I had a pituitary tumor, went through pituitary exploratory surgery, and they found hyperplasia, not a tumor.

They were confused and declared me a medical mystery. We can fool their tests. Like usual.

Since treating for Lyme 5 years now, my prolactin level has dropped from 200 (very high), to 150 to 100, and am wondering what the next test will show. I am treating my brain!

I do oral clindamycin, and anti-inflammatories: mangosteen juice, noni juice and grapeseed extract capsules.

If anything, you could try an experiment, if you're not already taking anti-inflammatory supplements: take some, first getting a prolactin bloodcount, and then every half year or so, see if the level drops. Just an idea.
Posted by fflutterby (Member # 28081) on :
Hmm anti inflammatory, my sed rate was high this past month. I thought we couldnt have juices though.

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