One Year Seizure Free

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One Year Seizure Free

Post by frasalone » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:20 am

Lita, my 6-year old German Pinscher, has just now passed the one year mark seizure free. Because she required such a high dose of Phenobarbital in order to stop the seizures, her liver function has been regularly monitored. So far, so good!

Because of her progress, the Neurologist she sees wants to try a gradual reduction in the PB. So now we are going from 75 mg. every 12 hours to 60 mg. in the morning and 75 mg. at night. If she goes a month with no seizures, the evening dose will drop to 60 mg. as well. I consider this a huge milestone for her!

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Post by MK's mom » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:02 pm

Good luck with the reduction. If your pup's seizures were secondary to some other cause, then the reduction might be a success, but if she's enjoying no seizures because you've found the magic bullet, you might be disappointed if she starts seizing again. I don't mean to be a downer and rain on your parade, but there's been more than one pup on this forum that have gone thru reductions and experienced consequences. I know one year seizure free is the mark the vets use, so hopefully you'll be one of the successes.


3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 1/25/06
Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
May the shamrocks fall softly sweetpea

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Post by claires friend » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:45 pm

Morgan would like the "magic bullet" for Christmas , please !!!
Susan Marie
Morgan -Foster Golden, now ours FOREVER !!
First seizure Aug 16, 2006 @9 months old ,very low thyroid
She has been with me since the end of July 07
150mg PB BID
.5 soloxine BID
400 Kbr BID

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Post by frasalone » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:09 pm

The Neurologist warned me that the chances of her being able to come right off the PB are slim to none. But even if we can reduce only so much, that will still be good.

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Post by kbugs » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:53 am

I wish you luck! and congratulations on your one year! Truly a milestone.
Jezzabelle GSD
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First seizure 01/24/09
Last seizure 10/28/09

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Post by Carolyn » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:09 pm

Horray for Lita! A year is great. My vet also said 15mg at a time. Good luck.
Kiya 11yr Shiloh Shepherd
PB 60mg am 90mg pm, 1teas kbr 1200mg, turmeric paste
1000mg milkthistle bid
First seizure 11/27/05
Last seizure 5/21/15

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Post by Mandypop » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:34 am

Congratulations for Lita!!!! Fantastic news and let's hope that the reduction goes well - good luck!
Poppy - 9 year old whippet/greyhound (20 kg)

First seizure- 17th Oct 2006
Last seizure - 17th Nov 2009

90mg Pb twice daily
320mg KBr daily

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