My IGF-1 was slightly elevated in December last year and in July this year it was 465. My doctor is not that familiar with pituitary tumors and I decided to hold off on getting an MRI. HOwever, I am dealing with strange symptoms in addition to having low sex hormones and cortisol for many years. My rings don't fit anymore and I am not a big person nor have I gained substantial weight. I am getting headaches, sometimes blurry vision, and backaches.
Does this sounds like a possible pituitary tumor? Probably a hard question to answer I realized.
Also, I sometimes take Xanax (1 mg) at night to help me sleep as I wake often. Not only do I sleep better when I take it, but usually have a good day the next day with reduced symptoms. Could Xanax somehow help if there is a pituitary tumor?