I spoke to my nurse this afternoon. My prolactin is still high and she has ordered the MRI - just to rule out a pituitary tumor. It seems to me, my level would be way higher if a tumor were involved, but I would rather check it out and know for sure. I need to call in the morning and get it scheduled.
She said Dr. M is more than likely going to start me on a drug called Bromocriptine to regulate my prolactin levels. I will stay on that until pregnancy is achieved. Dr. M is out of town until the weekend, so she will get back to me as soon as he has had a chance to review everything.
In all my consultations with "Dr. Google" this week, I am also beginning to suspect that I may have PCOS. I was diagnosed with it in my teens by anendocrinologist, but my last RE dismissed it. When I was a teenager I used to lose my hair, bleed 20-25 days per month, and had high level of androgens (male hormones). At the time, I went on BCP and that seemed to control all my symptoms. Since going off the pill in 2004, I don't seem to have any of those symptoms, but my androgen levels haven't been tested in years. I have also struggled with my weight, have slightly elevated cholesterol and now high prolactin. These are all symptoms of PCOS. I am curious about insulin resistance - my fasting glucose has not been tested in a few years either and it was borderline high (in the 90's and 99 was the limit for normal) and I have gained weight since...
I mentioned all this to my nurse and she said she will put a note in my file and that Dr. M and I need to have another consult, ASAP. So, for now testing, testing and more testing! I am not getting my hopes hope up starting BCP for IVF #3 in August. Oh well, 'tis more important to get to the bottom of all of this! I am soooooo glad we went for this second opinion!
We are off to Buffalo for the long weekend to visit family and celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary!
Up next: a long week of testing for both Sean & I!