Message Number: YG7057 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-05 14:47:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Melatonin dose and results

In a message dated 9/3/01 10:09:08 PM,

<< estions seem to vary pretty wildly depending on who you
are reading... I'd be more interested in hearing if anyone has
actually seen results or if your experience is the norm. >>

We have an almost 8 year-old sprite who had one adrenal gland removed early
year. Classic signs of swollen vulva and hairloss at the base of the tail
spreading up the flanks. The vulva went back to near normal shortly after
the surgery, but the swelling returned. We tried melatonin at 1 mg/kg for a
month with no obvious results. We tried Lupron. The vulva swelling
decreased, but increased again within 3 months.

Hearing that the melatonin might take up to 3 months to work we put her back
on melatonin once a day. Within two months the swelling decreased; by 6
months it was normal and continues normal; hair has regrown.

Dick B.