Frequent Headaches And Fatigue Easily With A History Of Pituitary Tumors?
good night, I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor 3 years ago, I routinely take bromocriptin. but in the past 6 months I have had headaches every day, and I feel very easily exhausted and have fever. is it possible for the tumor to get bigger? and lately I like suddenly blurry when I see and like fireflies .. I have tried to check visus but the results are still the same as yesterday (-2.00 u0026amp; -1.75)
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The pituitary gland is a gland in the brain, and functions to produce various types of hormones. Most pituitary tumors are benign. But still, this condition needs special attention because it can affect hormone production (it can be increased, or it can actually decrease) which regulates many important functions in the body.
Symptoms that arise in patients with pituitary tumors can vary greatly depending on the type and size of the tumor. Often, sufferers will experience headaches, visual disturbances, mild fevers, prolonged excessive sweating, fatigue, weakness, and many other complaints that are specific depending on the type of tumor and what hormones are affected by production.
If judging from the history of treatment that you live, where you take bromocriptine drugs, which are useful in suppressing the secretion of the hormone prolactin, it is most likely that the tumor you are experiencing is a type of prolactinoma. This condition can indeed be one of the triggers of your current complaints. It could also be, your complaint, namely headache, fatigue, fever, and visual disturbances caused by other factors, such as viral or bacterial infections, other brain tumors, post head and neck injuries, hormonal fluctuations (for example before menstruation or early pregnancy) , vertigo, hypoglycemia, anemia, hypotension, and so on.
Our advice, you should check your complaint directly to the doctor so that your complaint can be properly identified as possible triggers. It could be, if the doctor really suspects that your complaint is due to a pituitary tumor that has not been handled properly, then the doctor may refer you to a neurosurgeon or an oncologist for further treatment. In some cases, if the pituitary tumor does not improve with medication, your doctor may also direct you to undergo surgery, radiotherapy, or other treatment modalities.
Here are the first steps you should take:
Take paracetamol as a reliever for headaches and fever
Also undergo treatment for pituitary tumors as advised by your doctor
Eat regularly, do not delay
Check your eye health with your doctor regularly, so that your vision can be corrected properly
Do not carelessly take other medicines without a doctor's prescription
Hope this helps ...