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 2  Pituitary Gland Tumor Fatigue, Severe irritability, nausea, dizziness when standing up, intolerance to alcohol, some constipation, gas if taken exactly with a meal (best to give food time to digest a bit) huge drop in motivation to do anything. All I feel like doing is laying in bed all day, but without sleeping because it also makes me restless. I toss and turn all night and feel like a sick old lady the next day. I have a 5 and 6 year old and Im starting to feel like this medicine is just taking the life out of me. I feel almost depressed. I know that health wize I need it to shrink or keep my tumor from growing, but I sometimes think that Id rather produce milk and deal with slight headaches. At least the symptoms of my prolactoma don't make me feel the way Bromocriptine does. Also I had a much higher sex drive before I started taking this medicine. I will try to wait out the storm and see if the side effects subside, however I know I will discontinue if they do not. I cannot live my life tied down by a medicine that makes me feel like I'm dying. F 27 1 months

BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE  (BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE):  Bromocriptine is used alone or with other medications (such as levodopa) to treat Parkinson's disease. It can improve your ability to move and can decrease shakiness (tremor), stiffness, slowed movement, and unsteadiness. It may also decrease the number of episodes of not being able to move ("on-off syndrome"). Bromocriptine is also used to treat high levels of a certain hormone made by the body (prolactin). High levels of prolactin may cause problems such as unwanted breast milk, missed/stopped periods, difficulty becoming pregnant, decreased sperm production, and decreased sexual ability. Bromocriptine may be used to treat a type of tumor which causes the high levels of prolactin (prolactin-secreting adenomas). It can help to reduce the tumor size. Bromocriptine is not recommended for stopping unwanted breast milk after pregnancy, miscarriage, or abortion because of possible serious side effects (such as high blood pressure, seizure, heart attack, stroke). Bromocriptine is also used to treat high levels of growth hormone (acromegaly). Bromocriptine is an ergot medication that works by acting like a certain natural substance (dopamine) in the brain. It also prevents the release of certain hormones (growth hormone, prolactin). Bromocriptine can lower these hormone levels, but it does not cure the causes of the increased levels.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)