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05-08-2011, 02:45 PM #1GameofInchesGuest
Are there any negative health effects to taking Dostinex (cabergoline) for long periods of time? I know it is a dopamine agonist, but will prolonged use make one dependent on it? Thank you!
05-12-2011, 12:55 PM #2
Cabergoline Side Effects
Cabergoline tablets are contraindicated in patients with
- Uncontrolled hypertension or known hypersensitivity to ergot derivatives.
- History of pulmonary, pericardial, cardiac valvular, or retroperitoneal fibrotic disorders .
- There are some medications that are harmful if taken with cabergoline.
- There are particular issues with not prescribing this to women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy.
Cabergoline is not a controlled substance and has not (yet) show to be addictive. The operative work is "yet", consult with your doc before taking this regarding any addiction or withdrawal potential in your particular case.
05-12-2011, 06:21 PM #3GameofInchesGuest
05-14-2011, 01:51 PM #4
05-14-2011, 05:37 PM #5GameofInchesGuest
That's interesting to know, thanks for the info Doc!
07-13-2011, 12:43 PM #6
how is it used with parkinson's patients? ..or is it? Parkinson's runs in my family and I want to know if use of this would induce parkinson's at an earlier age. Thanks in advance for any info on this.
07-20-2011, 09:59 AM #7
08-20-2011, 09:57 AM #8
I just got a script for this myself to help with hyperprolactinemia. Taken 2x a week for 4 months to supress prolactin and then indirectly allow my T levels to come back up (I hope!)
09-24-2011, 09:47 AM #9
1 month results
After one month on cabergoline (1 dose every monday and friday) my prolactin levels went from 23 (high) to 3 (very low). I had no side effects at all during this one month of use. Sadly the suppressed prolactin did not bring up my T levels as was the goal. I went from 517 total to 492 total T in one month. My doc is supposed to be contacting me to decide what we do from this point on.
Since April to now my T went from 535 to the 492 which is a 9% drop in less then 1 year at age 27. He does not like the rate of drop in total T more then anything. We corrected for diet, sleep, training, supplements, stress etc to assure it was not any of those factors causing the drop. It seems to be purely physiological/endocrine based at this time.
09-24-2011, 10:20 AM #10
09-25-2011, 01:36 PM #11
True but not true...
Total T has diurnal variations yes. Peaking in the early morning and hitting its low point just before bedtime in adult men.
The flux is around 710 ng/dl (peak) and 426ng/dl (low) when measured at 8am and 10pm in a group of 45 men ages 30-35 years. (Archives of Family Medicine 1999; 8)
I had my labs taken at around 8am in fasted state for each of 3 blood draws. Thus to have dropped 9% under the same sample conditions in 9 months at my age and with my lifestyle does not fit well with what my doctor expects to see, nor I for that matter.
Not mention that my peak values are now closer to the daily low most adult men have (compared to this study) which means my true 24 hour low could be around 300 ng/dl if that.
Certainly reason for some concerns at my age and lifestyle. Nor do I use any kind of AAS or have I.
10-01-2011, 05:12 PM #12
Clomid is a fertility drug, used to stimulate FSH and LH production and hereby the ovaries to produce eggs in ovarian disorders.
10-01-2011, 09:56 PM #13
10-02-2011, 10:18 PM #14
The numbers are what they are and I feel without question my doctor is working in my best interest. I do not want to go on any HRT at all. Not at my age now. Doing so means the likely outcome of a lifetime on them based on his predictions. I will do all I can to stay off HRT as well.
As of now it looks like were going 3 more months Cabergoline since it did drop my levels of prolactin from 23 to 3 in 1 month. The fastest drop he has seen with the drug in that time. With more time this should lift the suppressive effects on T and all is well after that.
10-03-2011, 06:06 PM #15