33125Re: Appetite stimulants, useful experience
- May 9, 2008Deda,
My original stmt is below. This refers to auto immune diseases such
as demylineating neuopathy which Jasmin has. As I stated,
prednisolone is used in a very high dose for a short duration which
then often suppresses the symptoms for years - not in lower doses for
life. The below drugs aren't used in this manner for this condition -
in extremely high dose for short duration. Please note my original
stmt below 'They are not without serious adverse affects.'
Cyclosporine and Azathiopine aren't used in this manner. They are
used continually for life duration. They are also not without serious
> I must disagree about azathioprine and cyclosporine. They arebut
> immunosuppressors and are used like other immunosuppressive drugs,
> with much stronger effects and, unfortunately, worse adverseeffects.
> In cats, they are used in severe cases of lymphocyticrespond
> cholangiohepatitis, feline herpetic keratitis, immune-mediated
> hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenia and so on, when
> to corticosteroid therapy is poor.If I recall correctly, you brought up the IBD. Believe me, the stool
from pancreatic insufficiency is not always 'just loose, pale and
This is heart group, so we
> shouldn't "talk" about pancreatitis or IBD, but her stool wastypical
> small-bowel diarrhea, not just loose, pale and greasy stool like inI completely disagree with the stmt below. In an emergency situation,
> pancreatic insufficiency.
medications are often important but not always 'when disease
develops'. Yes, medications are important for some diseases but with
many, such as IBD, alternative treatments such as accupuncture,
Chinese Herbal medicines, supplements, etc. and diet changes work
very well. The methods don't have to applied on a long-term basis. My
HCM kitty had IBD (both diagnosed by ultrasound), and we successfully
used alternative methods. He no longer needs the accupuncture nor the
Chinese Herbal meds for it. The IBD has resolved itself.
Also, for HCM have you read the recent post where the one cat who
reacted adversely to Atenolol has had improvement with the supplement
Cardio Strength? At some point, he will probably require meds, but
the supplement has reversed the disease process to a degree.
> I strongly believe in medications. When disease develops, there is
> time for the use of less dangerous methods. Those methods must beYou're right, this is a heart group. If you would like to further
> applied on a long-term basis, and are irreplaceable for preserving
> health, but in the cases of serious diseases.
this discussion, feel free to email me.
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