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    Macroadenoma related headaches.
    Macaden posted:
    I'm a 25 years old male, I'm 185 cm and weigh about 80 kg.
    I have been recently diagnosed with a 14 mm prolactine secreting macroadenoma (Prolactinoma). My neurosurgeon told me that a surgery is not necessary in my case and referred me to an endocrinologist.
    He prescribed me 0.5 mg of dopamine agonists (cabergoline) per week, then increased it to 1.5 mg per week. The prolactine levels have gone down from 575 ng/ml to 270 ng/ml over the course of the first two months. I'm almost four months into the treatment at this point.
    The daily headaches however have not decreased at all. The doctor explained to me that these headaches may be related to the size of the tumor, and once I begin the treatment, it might decrease in size. He also told me that this should happen within the first three months.
    Does this mean that it is not shrinking ? Is there any other solution, besides surgery, to treat the headaches ?

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