Elevated Prolactin, Bromocriptine and Pregnancy
My prolactin was high I took bromocriptine. After 2 month my prolactin levels lowered and now everything is okay for pregnancy but I want to know when I will become pregnancy?
Prolactin inhibits the ovarian production of estrogen and is produced by the pituitary gland. It is mostly responsible for the production of breast milk in lactating women.
In non lactating women, high levels of prolactin inhibit ovulation impairing fertility. High prolactin levels can cause both absent and irregular menses.
High prolactin levels interfere with the normal release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and lutinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary. It can also interfere with the effectiveness of Climid in women who are undergoing infertility treatments. In fact Clomid needs the ability of the pituitary gland to secrete FSH and LH to be able to stimulate ovulation.
In conventional medicine the drug bromocriptine (parlodel) is used to treat this type of condition. Unfortunately almost half of women experience unpleased side effects like nausea and other gastrointestinal complaints, headaches, low blood pressure on raising leading to dizziness and fainting.
Bromocriptine is very effective at restoring ovulation and menstruation. In fact, almost 90% of those women taking Bromocriptine have their ovulation restored. Between 65% and 85% of these women become pregnant.
At this point your chances of getting pregnant are pretty good and depending on your age and state of health it should take anywhere between 6 months to a year to get pregnant as long as your prolactin levels stay normal.
There are many things that can be done to increase your chances of conception, for example following a fertility diet and eating foods that support your fertility can make a big difference.
Also, if you begin charting your menstrual cycle by taking your basal body temperature daily you will know when you ovulate and be able to target intercourse accordingly to maximize your chances of conception.