Hi, I'm new to this site. My beloved pet was recently diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy. The vet said it is similar to MS in humans. Thanks to the internet, I was able to research and found ldn as a treatment. I was also able to find a vet willing to "step outside the box" and script me. My question is : is anyone else using this treatment? if so, how are you dosing? The vet was unfamiliar with ldn as a treatment so he is leaving the dosing pretty much up to me. Original script for 4.5mg [ at my request] but for the past 3 days I am giving 3mg because he is 92#. Thank you.
I think 3mg is a good dose for a dog this size; and am helping a German shepherd dog about this size with same dose for anal fistula and bowel involvement consistant with Crohn's. I would go with 2mg for a dog of 60 lbs. best, P.B.
My 2 year old german shepard had chronic diarrhea which was finally diagnosed as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. My vet had tried everything - he also tried chinese meds -all to no avail. My dog was 20 lbs underweight and my vet said his condition was serious. When I heard that was IBD was an auto-immune disease- I immediately knew I would try him on LDN, which I have taken successfully for MS for the last 2 1/2 years. My dog at the time was 160 lbs and I started him on 2 mg of liquid LDN. The following day- his diarrhea stopped completely, his personality changed- he's playful and spunky and has put on 20 lbs in the last two months. He has not had diarrhea since. Since he is now 180 lbs I tried increasing the dosage slightly- but he seemed to get loose stool - so I switched him back to 2 mg and he has continued to be fine. I have shared info re LDN with my vet and hope that he will use with other animals he treats after he has seem what it did for my dog.
I am also new to this site, but have found lots of great information so far. I have a pet Greyhound who has DM and I am going to try treating her with ldn. From what I can gather, I should use a child's dose (she is 61 lbs, so 2 mg according to a post I read by pbear). I live in Melbourne Australia and have found a compounding pharmacist that will make up ldn for me. I still need to get my vet up to speed so that I can get a prescription. What I was wondering is what time I should give Lizzie her ldn once I manage to get some. I have read answers on this from Brenda, but they always specify "if you are in the US" which I am not. Would it be a different time here in Australia? Also, is there anything special that I should tell the pharmacist regarding the making of the ldn? Thanks for the help. Cherie
Australia most likely does not up the clock time 1 hour in spring and summer like the USA making 9pm really 8pm during Spring and Summer. The earth's roatation does not change just because we americans change our clock time so I always make a time adjustment so I know for sure I am getting my LDN taken inside the proper time window.
So if Australia does not have what's called Daylight Saving Time then take LDN at your 9pm but not any earlier than 9pm.
Thanks Brenda. Australia does have Daylight Savings Time, it is just at the opposite time of year—Dec-March! I figured it would be the same, but just wanted to make sure. All the information I have collected about ldn is with our vet and he is making an assessment as to whether he thinks it is a good idea for Lizzie. Thanks so much for your help. I read that Dr Bihari had treated many animals successfully—would there be anywhere to see anything about those cases? Cherie
Post by partnernaturally on Sept 1, 2008 10:28:51 GMT -6
This is great to find this link. I have a dog that is rapidly deteriorating. He is expressing hind leg problems, esp. in the right. loosing control of urination and bowels. Having trouble getting up. Depressed, etc. He is on heart meds and thyroid meds. His blood work shows no sign of kidney or liver issues or any markers for tumors. We just lost another dog and he (Beau) went down hill real fast which I understand is common in dogs with Degernative Myelopathy (DM). He has been slowing down and we just thought it was his age as he is 15. However, with this drastic change after the stress and now the inability to even know that he is having a bowel movement, I am sure is it DM. I found this site from a member that emailed me personally and told me I could find information here about LDN even tho this was a human site. I need to find some source for this drug and I am still looking for this. I think my vet thinks I am crazy, but I dont think it would hurt Beau to at least try this drug and see if it helps him after all, all his other organs and his blood work are in very good shape. This dog is a German Shepherd Lab mix. Very proud and very sensitive. This is so hard for him. The other good news is auto immune issue run in my human family so this site just may be a god send in many ways!