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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Thank you both for your input. Macie was on melatonin for about 10 months prior to starting the lignans. We did not see any change in hair growth or loss. She has not been on the combination of...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello, we're back for a quick update. The results came back from the blood drawn at the dermatologist. She was just checking the resting cortisol level and to my surprise, the level was well within...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Thanks for the responses. Macie has always only been given the Vetoryl with her morning meal. The only symptoms she currently has is the thinning hair/bald spots. The veterinary dermatologist drew...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Thanks Marianne. Any thoughts or history from board members on dosing 2X daily? It seems like that would be the standard as Trilostane does not stay in their system too long.
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello everyone. So we endured 11 weeks on Purina HA as a diet trial to isolate any potential food allergies. Macie tolerated the food and we were diligent on restricting her diet as recommended. ...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Happy New Year! So here we are closing in on two years living with Cushing's. Overall, I think my girl Macie has done very well. We have had a few ups and downs and I have learned that is to be...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    I'm back with another encouraging update. Macie had her Stim test done yesterday. Pre was 2.7, post was 2.3. Weight down to 11 lbs and except for the hair loss, she is doing great. Doctor is...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Thanks for the replies. The 3mg is for melatonin. She is still taking 20mg of Vetoryl daily.
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    We got her bloodwork results back and her thyroid was fine. Overall blood results were all in line with maybe one or two values being borderline. The vet has no explanation for the hair loss and...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Quick update: about 60 days since last test. Still on 20 mg Vetoryl 1X daily. Last STIM test done this week - results were great (pre 3.5, post 3.8). Vet is very pleased but Macie is having some...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Macie has been on 20 mg 1X daily of Vetoryl for about a month. We had her STIM test last week and results are in. Cortisol Pre ACTH was 1.3 and post was 4.2. Doctor seems pleased and wants to...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello, we're back! So another 6 month update. Macie has been doing fantastic. Changed her food to Honest Kitchen dehydrated lamb/chicken topped with Northwest Naturals dehydrated lamb back in...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello everyone. We completed the 6 month ACTH testing and had a full blood panel done just to gauge any changes from her last blood work which was done in February when Cushing's was suspected. For...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Macie did well at her vet visit and through the ACTH test. I don’t have all the test numbers but her post number was 6.8 and the vet was happy with her progress and response to the 15mg Vetoryl...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Thanks Marianne. She is getting a full blood panel screening done tomorrow in addition to the ACTH testing so I expect they will have a good idea of what's going on. Will definitely discuss the...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Thanks Lori - just a bit more information one more question. So before the diagnosis and as late as 4 weeks ago, Macie showed no signs of skin issues except for some dark patches. I was surprised...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello all - hope this message finds you all well and progressing through life with Cushing's. We have been at this now for almost five months. All in all, Macie is doing really well. I have been...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to provide another update. Macie has been on Vetoryl since March 20th and she is doing really well. We have also added a daily treat of Dasuquin. Her appetite has...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    OK - she has now completed two rounds of ACTH Stim testing since starting Vetoryl. The first, on April 3rd: Baseline 5.5, Therapeutic Monitoring 6.0. Second testing completed on April 17th: ...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello, thank you for the note and apologies for my delay in responding. Macie had her 14 day follow up and the Dr. said all her numbers looked great. I will get a copy and post the numbers this...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Thank you - I read that same thing about the 1.5 hr maximum level. Vet just got back with me and she said basically the same thing, so all is well so far. Have a great Easter!

    Keith
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello again. One additional observation I would appreciate some insight on. Not sure this is Vetoryl related, but about an hour after giving her the medicine, she appears very lethargic, but not...
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    Re: New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Thank you Marianne. In your opinion, how did the blood work and other numbers look to you? Our vet thinks we caught this early and we are hoping that the Vetoryl will be effective given the early...
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    New Diagnosis and 7 day update

    Hello and before I begin, let me say "thanks" to the administrators and all that contribute to this site. While I assume many if not all are not doctors, the information and observations provided...
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