SURVEY RESULTS FOR DOGS USING HMR LIGNANS AND MELATONIN FOR CUSHINGS

SURVEY RESULTS FOR DOGS HMR LIGNANS AND MELATONIN FOR CUSHINGS PAGE 2







Survey Questions For Dogs Responses      
Name Name Private, Eastern Maine Alan F Houston Tx Kimberly T Richmond TX Name Private
Dog Name   Lily Lucy  
Breed of Dog Boston Terrier CKC Spaniel Rottweiler Dachshund
Age of Dog 8 12 14 9
Weight of Dog 19 22 80 21
Gender Male Female Female Female
Neutered, Spayed or Intact Neutered Spayed Spayed Spayed
Diagnosis (C, AC, Suspect, None) Atypical Cushings Atypical Cushings Not Sure Atypical Cushings
Type of tumor (Ad, Pit, None) Adrenal None Adrenal None (that I know of)
Clinical signs/Symptoms Thirsty, hair loss, weight loss, lethargy Lethargy found w/ blood tests. gulped water, urinated frequently, did not concentrate urine found w/ blood tests. gulped water, urinated frequently, did not concentrate urine
Treatment (HMR, flax, melatonin) HMR, Melatonin HMR, Melatonin HMR, Melatonin HMR, Melatonin
Dosage HMR: 40 mg, Melatonin: 3 mg twice a day HMR: 40 mg/day Melatonin: 6 mg/day HMR: 2- 40mg in am Melatonin: 6 mg in am and pm HMR: 2- 40mg in am Melatonin: 6 mg in am and pm
Other meds Fish Oil Enalapril None None
Have signs/bloodwork/clinical symptoms improved No Symptoms improved, bloodwork has not been done since treatment Yes Yes
If so, what has improved n/a Much less lethargic gulping water and frequent urination under control/back to normal gulping water and frequent urination under control/back to normal
How long until noticing improvement no change 4 weeks a couple months a couple months
If using melatonin, change in lethargy no change less    
Post response (Y/N) N Y Y N
Additional Comments Stopped lignans and now dog is on Trilostane. Much improvement.   Been on lignans and melatonin for 1 yr, had no ill effects, urinates normally now, glad we haven't had to use harsh chemicals typically used for Cushings. Still not concentrating urine  



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