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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-24 09:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Looking for adrenal advice

Hi Glenn,

I would be most concerned about the urinary straining. I believe in
these cases, Propecia or Proscar is an option.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Glenn Johnson" <johno@c...> wrote:
> Friends of the Ferret,
> I seek opinions re my 7.5 year old male, Chuki. He has adrenal
disease, first noticeable symptoms about 6 months ago. He got a 4
month depot Lupron shot Feb 10, 2001. While new stubble appeared on
his tail shortly after, that's all that happened. No further results.
He is also in a shed stage. Because he sometime strains to urinate, I
hesitate to wait any longer for the Lupron to work. Should I give the
shed another week or two, to see if regrowth follows (he's not bald,
just very sparse), try another Lupron, try a stronger Lupron, or try
an alternative, such as Casodex? I have melatonin but am afraid to
try it because he also has insulinoma and I've read ( I'd be hard
pressed to tell you where) that melatonin lowers the glucose level.
> In addition to adrenal, insulinoma, he also has an enlarged heart
and is on Enalapril for that, so surgery is not a reasonable option.
> Any thoughts?
> Glenn and Chuki