I have been taking thyroid for about 10 years. First it was bioidentical then it was Armour Thyroid (pork) and now an endo wants me on synthetic thyroid (i.e. T4). However, about one month ago I ended up in the hospital for very low sodium, a pituitary macroadenoma was discovered, and cortisol stim tests showed low ACTH and I have been put on HC (and my father died taking prednisone). Surgery is scheduled. The endo says that 'with a good surgery' I might be able to stop taking the hormones (HC, thyroid, testosterone) while the surgeon says 'you will probably have to take these forever.' I guess surgeons like surgery and I have to have it because of vision issues possibly caused by the tumor.
Just wondering whether anyone has had recovery of pituitary function or hormonal function at all after surgery, either pituitary or otherwise. I am 62 and apparently I have had this thing for 10-15 years.