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New medication?

I had my followup appointment with my endocrinologist today.  It went MUCH better than I was expecting.  I thought I would go in, have her tell me to do more tests, and we'll wait to see what the tests show.  Instead, I will be having consults with a radiation oncologist and an adrenal surgeon so I can weigh my options, I scheduled another MRI to check to see if we can see any more tumor, and I was prescribed a new medication that might help while we wait.  The medication is usually used to treat prolactinomas , which are also pituitary tumors but instead of secreting ACTH like mine, they secrete prolactin , which causes irregular periods, infertility, and lactation.  My doctor has had 2 patients with Cushing's on this medication and one saw great results from it.  It has very few side effects and I only have to take it 3 times a week, but the one (pretty big) side effect I have to watch for is any change in my depression status. One of my biggest struggles with Cushing'