pituitary tumor and pineal gland cyst

|Update April 2013:  What happened after? I took cabergoline to reduce its size from Jan. 2010 to July 2011. Though I had to get off cabergoline so I could breastfeed. But the tumor still continued to shrink after I had gotten off drugs luckily (early 2012). I have completely normal prolactin levels nowadays and the leftovers of the tumor are inactive.|

Today I got my results from the MRI, it was unexpected and expected...like..I was thinking that nost likely I don't have one but at the same time felt it was not surprising if that makes sense.

Pretty much the first thing my Doctor said was "you have a small tumor, about 0.6mm's".
I also have a cyst, both are located at the brain, one at the front towards the nose, the other at the base of the scull.

My report says:

- pituitary adenoma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pituitary_adenoma

"-Pituitary adenomas are tumors that occur in the pituitary gland, and account for about 10% of intracranial neoplasms."

- pineal gland cyst
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineal_gland_cyst

"-A pineal gland cyst is a benign cyst in the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland in the brain."

In 30% of the cases the tumor (or the cyst) can shrink, even dissapear on meds for the prolactinoma. In 70% it stays the same and they need life long medication. In a few cases, surgery is needed.
As far as I understand it this is not the bad kind of tumor, but I will double check it.

I also had my eyes photographed since both can affect eyesight (and other things)


My eyes seem fine but I was referred to an Ophthalmologist to get a visual field done.

Thyroid will be left untreated for the following reasons:


- prolactin pills may better it

- currently my levels are not so great but the thyroid is still working good on its own, the antibodies may be high because of the tumor and prolactin and drop soon, the same can happen for the TSH.

Treating me now would only confuse my body further and cause me more ups and downs until the right dose is found. It would take needed work from my thyroid and the Dr. is trying to keep it working on it own. He stated that tests indicate there have been ups and downs, which might explain minor hair loss problems I had in 2008 (see my blog here)

I don't feel too bad, not happy about the result but it seems treatable. Just can't stop touching my head and imagining the tumor atm o_O.             above: part of my eye...

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  2. Wie dumm von mir. Nur einen Eintrag drunter hast du noch mehr darüber geschrieben.
    Ich wünsch dir wirklich gute Besserung, Emi. <3
    Dass der Tumor wieder von selbst verschwindet und du wieder ein normales Leben führen kannst.

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  3. Hi there! Keep it up! This is a good read. I will be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about pituitary tumor. I am glad to stop by your site and know more about pituitary tumor.
    Most tumours are benign but are quite serious because of their position close to important brain structures.
    Because the pituitary gland is responsible for the production of hormones key to proper body function, tumors often interfere with this production—either by limiting the amount of hormone produced or generating excessive amounts. Growth hormone (regulates body height and structure), prolactin (controls lactation, or milk production), sex hormones (control the menstrual cycle and other sexual functions), thyroid gland hormones (control the thyroid gland), adrenal gland hormones, and vasopressin (a hormone involved in water and electrolyte balance) are all examples of hormones that can be affected. Growing tumors can also push on surrounding structures, often resulting in headaches, behavioral changes, and vision problems.

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  4. Jackie,

    thank your for all that info. I realized that the fact that my body is growing tumors (among other things), is really saying that there is something wrong with my overall health. I have changed so much since then, and I am so happy it is gone now and my prolactin levels are normal again :)

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  5. Thanks for this blog! The exact cause of pituitary tumor is not known. Treatment usually includes surgery to remove the tumor, though in some cases drug therapy may be used to reduce tumor size. Replacement hormone therapy is often prescribed following surgery and/or radiation.

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  6. Layne
    Thank you for your reply!
    That is exactly what I did, I took cabergoline to reduce its size. Though I had to get off cabergoline so I could breastfeed. But the tumor still continued to shrink after I had gotten off drugs luckily. I have completely normal prolactin levels nowadays. I should update this post a bit I think :)

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  7. As a sign of gratitude for how my husband was saved from pineal cyst , i decided to reach out to those still suffering from this.
    My husband was diagnosed of pineal cyst, and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he had weakness of the body , and he always complain of ringing in ears (tinnitus) and headache . we tried various therapies prescribed by our neurologist but none could cure him.one faithful day i decided to go for a researched and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar brain problem, and he left the contact of the doctor who had the cure to pineal cyst. I never imagine pineal cyst has a cure not until i contacted him and he assured me my husband will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and my husband used it and in one months time he was fully okay even up till this moment he is so full of life. pineal cyst has a cure and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on drwilliams098675@gmail.com on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my testimony

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  9. I am Sophie from Canada, I once suffered from a terrible and Chronic pineal cyst ,since i was 30 , the doctor told me there was no permanent cure i was given medications to slow down its progress, i constantly felt my health was deteriorating as i constantly go out of breath,and this illness was really terrible especially when am going out with my friends, i have this constant disorder for about 15 years, this was really a terrible ailment ,on thin one day that i was going through the internet,and i came across a post of Mrs Shelley on how his husband was been cured from pineal cyst through the help of Dr Williams herbal product, I contacted this herbal doctor via his email and explain everything to him and make purchase of his product,few days later he sent me the herbal medicine through courier service, when i received the herbal medicine, i used it for 1 months as prescribed by Dr Williams and i was totally cured within those week of usage,on thin now i have not experience any sign or characteristics again . for more information you can email him on drwilliams098675@gmail.com for help

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  10. MY NAME IS NITA,A LIVING CLAIM OF DR WILLIAMS HERBAL MEDICINE.

    Dr Williams,herbal treatment is the best to shrink pineal cyst naturally.

    Four months ago, I was scheduled an operation to remove a fairly large pineal cyst (approx. 8 mm), which had caused me a great deal of headache and tightness around my head. . My doctor insisted that there was no other choice but to go under the knife and I had reluctantly agreed (after trying several medications to decrease the size of the pineal cyst to no avail). It was approx. 2 months prior to the surgery when my husband comes across dr williams herbal remedies which my husband found and ordered for me online. With the help of my loving husband, I followed the step and procedure on how i should be taking it. and one months later I was scheduled for an scan check: it was shocking. The pineal cyst had completely gone, I had consulted my doctor and cancelled the surgery and with his dedicated counseling guidance I managed to completely treat the pineal cyst from my pineal gland , along with the pain and anxiety that this condition had inflicted on me. Thank you so much for your kind help DOCTOR,for more information on how to get his medication you email him on drwilliams098675@gmail.com

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  11. Dear FRIENDS,
    now i have a beautiful smiling face and so are which you all, after reading my testimony. My name is jessica, I am 31 years old,
    And live with my boyfriend in Belgium, but I am UK. I have been diagnosed with pineal cyst since 2012, which the Doctors told me the only solution to this condition was surgery. I know how you feel and what you are going through, I don't have a baby though. I just want to tell you that I am cured now,with the help of doctor Williams herbal medication, the last time I can remember having pineal cyst was October this year. It was a long and difficult process but I am so thankful to dr williams I don't have it anymore. Please know you can be cured too. Accept what happened and is happening to you, forgive, let the past go, love yourself and others unconditionally and be thankful. Everything happens for a reason. If you want to be in contact with dr williams and share your own testimony and thoughts feel free to e-mail him on; drwilliams098675@gmail.com for advice and for his product.

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  12. Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Dr Williams for everything he have done in my life. I have been in tears for so many years now, having found that am having a pineal cyst, lesion after some years of being under extreme stress., . I spent 24 hours freaking out and finally calmed down after reading some testimony on here about Dr Williams herbal medicine to pineal cyst. The moment came and I mumbled out to my husband about Dr Williams product (with a few tears) and he was AMAZE – . He was just worried about me been free from the constant headache , after taking Dr Williams medicine for just within a period of one month. We went to the doc together who confirmed that i was pineal cyst free.
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  13. Thanks to Dr Williams I am so happy today, my wife have been suffering from pineal cyst for the past 8 years now, and i have spent a lot on western drugs which has all proved abortive, i have tried all means in life to get my wife out of this , but there was no answer until i decided to try herbal solution and i found Dr Williams online and i contacted him and after she took his medication as instructed, my wife is now completely cure from pinela cyst within those week of usage, i am so much happy, thanks to Dr Williams for helping me get my wife life back again without any form of crisis, i promise to tell your name and good deeds to the whole world,if you have someone with pineal cyst you can email him on drwilliams098675@gmail.com for more information .

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  14. ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS WITH HIS HERB MY WIFE WAS COMPLETELY CURED FROM PINEAL CYST.
    Is my pleasure to comment on this site and i thank the admin of this site for his/her great work so far.one of the happiest moment in my life was when the doctor confirm that my wife is been free from this illness. this awesome moments makes me the happiest man on earth, I really don't know how to thank DR WILLIAMS for helping my wife get cured for over how many year of suffering from pineal cyst. i came across DR Williams contact through a headline news on internet about how DR Williams help a woman to get cured of her pineal cyst and so many other with similar body problem ,i contacted him and he told me how to get his herb,few day later he sent me the herbal portion which my wife take every morning for 28 days, and his medicine was able to cure her completely from pineal cyst. and now she very mush okay without any side effects whatsoever, If you have pineal cyst, you can contact him on his email address drwilliams098675@gmail.com for advice and for his product.

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  15. DR WILLIAMS HERBAL CURE TO PINEAL CYST
    I can’t believe this. A great testimony that i must share to all pineal cyst patient in the world. i never believed that their could be any complete cure for pineal cyst with out going for surgery ,i saw people testimony on blog sites and Facebook page of how Dr Williams prepare herbal cure for different king of illness,and with the help of his herb they where able to cure there pineal cyst naturally. i had to try it too and you can,t believe that in just few weeks i started using it all my pains stop gradually . Right now i want to tell you all that am now completely free from pineal cyst,and on thin now i have not had any pain, and i have just went for text last week and the doctor confirmed that there is no trace of any pineal cyst. Glory be to God for leading me to this great Dr Williams I am so happy as i am sharing this testimony. My advice to you all who thinks that their is no herbal cure for pineal cyst that is Not true ,just contact him and get cure from his email drwilliams098675@gmail.com and you will be free and free forever, Try it and you will not regret it because it truly works. i hope to see your testimony soon.

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