Date: 2009-12-10 15:18:09 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Lysodren for adrenal carcinoma?
Our vet told us years ago that Lysodren was not a good option. He mentioned the affects on the blood glucose(possible endangerment of an insulinomic) but also spoke of damage to the liver & kidneys. I googled side effects for you. They include Vomiting, diarrhea, & weakness (which we knew about), but also possible irregular heartbeat & seizures. We wouldn`t recommend that his last days be filled with such discomfort. We wouldn`t recommend lysodren.
Lupron will not shrink this tumor, and it will not take the cancer away--but it should slow the growth, and hopefully remove most of the symptoms of the disease (the terrible, insane itching etc.) He should just feel better in general. I`d like to promise you hair here, but in our experience, when the fur didn`t re-grow, it was usually a carcinoma----so he may not get his fur back :( We don`t know how fast-growing this is. It may not buy him some time, but it should help with his comfort level--and that`s what it`s all about.
Ask your vet about a low dose of prednisolone to slow the growth (We have excellent results with this!)
Something else that helps ours is Essiac tea. We order organically grown herbs & brew our own. The pre-fabricated stuff with alcohol, or citric acid tampers with the balance, and it`s not as good. Essiac, when brewed & used properly, works WONDERS. We use this on our "hopeless" cancer cases. It soothes the tummy, boosts immune system, improves bloodwork results (good for anemia, which adrenal disease causes), and yes--This DOES shrink tumors! We have used it here for years now, with great success.
Last year, when that horrible mystery illness hit our room, we gave it to everyone. From the time we used it, there were no more new cases, and the sick ones recovered!
Email us, & I`ll send you the recipe.
> My vet is recommending Lysodren to try and shrink the tumor. I have been looking up some past posts on Lysodren and it sounds like there have been some problems and concerns with its use. Can anyone fill me in on what other side effects I might expect if I go ahead with the Lysodren (I know that it may cause hypoglycemia)?
> Right now Yoji is doing really well and I don't really want to make his last months harder on him...
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