1. tastyfood

    Really frustated with hormonal lab test results done early in the morning in a fasted state!

    Could someone help me find the best way to test prolactin in blood? For consistency, I have been testing it at 8am, in a fasted state. I've been doing this for years. The value will not budge below 14 ng/mL no matter what I do. The one time I went to test non-fasted, the result was even worse...
  2. tastyfood

    My prolactin won't go down. Is my heavy metal burden causing this high prolactin?

    34 year old male. I tested prolactin, and other pituitary hormones , and it was high yet again: 18.7. It was 14.4 6 months ago, and it doesn't go lower than that. I have tried everything under the sun. Before this last round of tests I was using a few thing that target prolactin: vitamin E...
  3. haidut

    Gynecomastia Associated With Low Androgens, High Cortisol / Estrogen / Prolactin / LH / FSH

    I just wanted to post this study here since there is still controversy in endocrinology circles about exactly what imbalance causes gynecomastia. Ray has written on the role of cortisol and prolactin in causing gyno, which is in addition to the generally accepted view of estrogen being the...
  4. haidut

    5α-Dihydroprogesterone (5α-DHP) Is More Effective Than Progesterone In Lowering Prolactin

    Similar to the stud on estrogen receptor decrease, this study shows that the saturated progesterone metabolite 5α-dihydroprogesterone (5α-DHP) is more effective than progesterone at inhibiting prolactin release from the pituitary. Just as in the estrogen study, the effective doses of 5α-DHP were...
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