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[Aug. 5th, 2009|11:32 am]
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How high can prolactin levels safely get when on mtf hormone therapy? What's a safe range? Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: aki_no_kaze
2009-08-05 07:01 pm (UTC)
as a general rule... if you start lactating, call your endo right away. Other then that, if it comes up high on a blood test, do what they tell ya to :)
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[User Picture]From: aki_no_kaze
2009-08-05 07:03 pm (UTC)
EDIT: I realized just after I posed that I should clarify... If you do start lactating, it is not the end of the world. It is usually caused by a spike in hormone levels and will usually go away on its own without any change to your dose in a few weeks. It is just something that your endo should be aware of in case a change does need to be made.

I thought my original wording may have made it sound more serious then it really is.
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[User Picture]From: pandagenma
2009-08-05 07:07 pm (UTC)
I want to lactate. :(
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[User Picture]From: shrines
2009-08-05 07:16 pm (UTC)
ot but i just started playing majora's mask again yesterday! poor deku link :(
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[User Picture]From: aki_no_kaze
2009-08-05 07:17 pm (UTC)
from personal experience it can be rather painful, as the tissues under the nipple get VERY tender and sore. But to each their own :)

Easiest way to see if you are prone to it would be to cut your hormone levels down to damn near nothing for a few weeks to a few months, then back up to normal. This would somewhat simulate the hormone surge that accompanies late pregnancy and could spark lactation. I had something similar happen when I was unable to renew my prescriptions for a quite a while then went back up to a full dose.

There are other drugs that can simulate this, and may spark lactation. However I do not know NEARLY enough about them to feel comfortable providing any advice on them.
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From: rachelkj
2009-08-05 07:38 pm (UTC)
Are you doing your own prolactin labs? How would you even know what your level was if you weren't in communication with someone that knows the answer to this? I am confuzzled.
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[User Picture]From: canadian_adhd
2009-08-06 06:28 am (UTC)
I am constantly capable of lactation...all it takes is a little stimulation, and away I go. Not that I do this intentionally, though. I found out by accident one day.

I'm not taking any progesterones, and my estrogen dose is very low.
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