Hi. Starting a separate thread to ask if anyone knows about this? I'm only on cycle 6, one CP in July but approaching my 40th this month and really low.
Some depressed googling today led me into wondering if my constantly leaking boobs (stopped BFing years ago) might be a sign of raised prolactin. I've been tested for a few thyroid issues since DD 8 years ago and always been told borderline issues and google suggests they are related.
Has anyone tried B6 for this issue, is it worth a go before I see the GP?
Hi, I've got a raised prolactin and waiting for it to be rechecked - doctor said it certainly could impact on fertility. I also have treated thyroid treats ( currently treated too much) with both combined im not too hopeful for this month - I'm 31, #ttc 1 unsuccessfully since August 2016.
If your thyroid is borderline that may be a problem - TSH should be <2.5 to optimise fertility. Sounds like it might be worth you chatting to the doctor x
I've suffered from raised prolactin with leaky boobs and it certainly impacts on fertility as it inhibits ovulation. Luckily, it's easily controlled and remedied by medication. I'd ask your gp for a blood test to find out.
Hi I'm 36 ttc #1 . I've had day 3 and 21 bloods done and progesterone levels showed I definitely ovulated however I have high prolactin. I'm under a consultant because I had I had an abdominal myomectomy a few months ago to remove fibroids so I will need to see what the consultant thinks about the levels. What levels are yours? I think it can be easily treated with medication so that's positive. Do you have any more information.
I haven't had any tests at all. It's early days for us with one definite cp and one suspected. I'm cycle 6 ttc atm, but feeling super negative at present. It's only that I wondered if the leaky breasts (had them for years) might be affecting fertility that led me to google and raised prolactin. Going to get myself off to the GP if this month is another failed cycle, as I will be 40 by the end of it.
Am unsure if they will do prolactin count / day 21 as I already have a DD.
Clairettc, thank you for your reply. Your levels are pretty much same as mine.
I know I'm ovulating because of the blood tests but high prolactin can interfere with ovulation can't it? My Dr didn't think with those levels I would need medication but she did say it could impact on fertility. I will have to wait to see my consultant for a better idea , but at 36 can't wait too long!
hopefulbunny she said mine were in the 500’s I think, they weren’t hugely raised but they were raised enough to warrant a repeat test before we are referred to a fertility clinic.
limp tut tut haha. Tbf I put off speaking to the dr for ages because I didn’t want to have to admit to myself we probably weren’t going to be able to do this on our own. How long have you been ttc now?
I see. I suppose that’s not “long” but I’m pretty sure that for over 35’s it counts as long so you should maybe think about getting some tests booked ;) don’t get me wrong, it’s scary but the way I saw it was, I could ignore it and ttc for years when there could be something stopping me getting pregnant that is an easy fix (unlikely with my track record on luck lol) and so it just saves wasted time if anything. I was just looking up what prolactin is because I just had my second blood test and saw it can stop you ovulating if you have high levels. I am actually ovulating though so I’m guessing my raised level was just a fluke on the day. Good luck getting those tests booked!