A few months ago I started getting a rather embarrassing personal problem, I started lactating (*blushes*). I took a pregnancy test, it was negative so I took another one just to be on the safe side. Suffice to say, if I am pregnant it would have to be an immaculate bloody conception with no symptoms other than this. It took me several months to build up the confidence to raise this with the doctor and thankfully he didn’t ask for proof, just sent me off for a blood test to take my prolactin levels.
Last night I got the results. My prolactin levels are exceptionally high which at least explains the lactation. There are two possible reasons; either the Sulpiride is fucking with my system (even though the symptoms started several months after I started on it) or there’s a more serious problem with my pituitary gland which would be a real bugger. The solution is to change my anti psychotics and hope the levels decrease, otherwise I have to go and see a hormone specialist at the hospital, whatever one of those happens to be.
Then this morning, I met the SHO at my local CMHT for an assessment. I think I scared her slightly, I tend to be extremely blunt with professionals which doesn’t always go down very well. I also meant the consultant psychiatrist who I didn’t much like but probably won’t have to see again. The result is, they want to change me on to quetiapine. This is something I’ve been trying to avoid as other people say it makes them really drowsy, but allegedly that’s a rare side effect. We shall see. They’re also going to refer me for therapy which apparently has a sensible length waiting list. Again, we shall see.
Sorry, this is a really dull post. I will try and put more pretty jewellery photos on soon 🙂