Message Number: SG11009 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 16:05:20 +0100 (BST)
Subject: RE: How long for propecia to work?
Not this is going to help you any, but I haven't heard many good thinga about the 4-mon injection of Lupron. Apparently it's slow release mechanisms isn't exactlly substantianted. I would give up in thinking Hobo is one of the 10% it doesn't work for. The 4-mon version doesn't appear to help my Edgar either. I would recommend switching to 1-mon injection if you can. I used that on Ed for 2 months before switching to the 4-mon and had good results with that. Ed's problems didn't start until I switched to the 4-mon. Propecia does kick in fairly soon, but it takes a while to have a substantial effect on the prostate. Have you run a UA on him? I ask because if he has an infection, he should be on antibiottics, which won't exactly help directly with the prostate swelling, but will help calm any infection in it and or the bladder. Usually prostatic diseased ferrets need to be on antiobiotics for 6-8 weeks. I have Ed on Clavamox. Hope some of this helps. Good luck.
> Hobo still can't urinate and his hind legs are getting weaker still. He's
> had a 2 mg, 4 month Lupron injection 2 weeks ago and has started propecia
> last Monday. From Sunday to about Wednesday he emptied his bladder in his
> sleep a few times but yesterday he had problems again and his bladder got
> really big again. I now try and express it, when I squeeze it gently, he
> starts to strain and this way we seem to be able to (almost) empty it as he
> helps. But I can only express so much at a time, then he needs a few
> minutes rest before we express some more.
> My question, how long does it take for the propecia to work? The lupron is
> obviously not helping so I guess he may be one of the 10% for who it doesn't
> work. But if it is the prostate, how long does it take for the propecia to
> start working? And what do I do if he doesn't improve? I hate seeing him
> like that and don't want to keep trying one drug after another while he
> suffers in the meantime. He is in pain and has now been put on metacam.
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