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Lulu

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Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« on: April 17, 2015, 13:31 »
indie has finally been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  It's taken mulitple blood tests, a constant ear infection ( 5th lot of antibiotics to start today!!) and a second opinion to get here.  But tablets start tonight :).  Has anyone else had experience of this in a dog?  I gather it's going to take weeks to make a difference.


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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 14:08 »
No, not a dog,  but I have experience of this with me. :(

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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 14:39 »
Not a dog -- a cat.

Glad there is a diagnosis now at least  :)
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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 17:12 »

I've just Gurgled that one and I have ALL the symptoms.  Must slide it in front of the old quack on my next visit!

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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 11:38 »
Sunshineband - how long before you noticed a difference please?? Mrs Bee - hope the pills keep you an even keel.
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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 14:12 »
In a cat.

After taking the tablets, small difference after a few days, within a week a big difference.

The cat was always unsettled, up and down, after a few days quieter and after a week, very chilled.

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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 22:10 »
Thanks I am looking closely :)

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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015, 22:56 »
Well its been nearly 6 weeks, his thyroid test was within normal limits - yay.  I was advised the dose could reduce if he was over active etc. He is not - he's back to normal - its taken a year since his major illness but even his ears are clearing up.  His skin is flaky still but I am hopeful.  We have spent a fortune on him but I have to say the insurance company have paid up - much more than I ever thought so all in all things are looking up
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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 00:38 »
That's good news! What a cutie  :D
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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2015, 09:51 »
How are things going now Lulu?

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Re: Hypothyroidism diagnosed
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2015, 19:57 »
He finally got his ear infection cleared up, had a benign growth removed from his leg in July but now......his skin and fur are poorly again.  Fur falling out. And very itchy flaky skin,so special shampoo and increased thyroxine. He gets very cold if he's wet but he's fine thank you for asking.  Still very loving and naughty at time and loves his new pet hottie which has sheep on it to help his furless state :)

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