On Aug 31 2006 Dilly had her second hormone injection (Lupron). At that exam there was no change in the size of her cysts or in her hair loss. The secondary infections on her sides were much improved though from the Bactrim and Silvadene cream.
The vet said that if we were going to see improvement it would be after this second shot.
Within a few days (Sept 5th) I started to notice hair growth on all her bald areas. When I palpated her cysts they did not seem smaller though. I put off palpating her cysts again for about a week so I would notice any significant change.
The day before her last hormone treatment and exam I palpated her cysts again. I could not find the one on her left and the larger one on her right seemed MUCH smaller (maybe half the size it was).
On Sept 14 2006 the Vet confirmed the reduction in the size of the cysts and the apparent success we were having. Dilly received her last injection of Lupron.
There is the possibility of a recurrence of the cysts and if that happens we will do a repeat of the Lupron injections. I don't mind though as it makes risky spay surgery unnecessary if the injections work.
I have pictures of her hair growth in her bald patches if they are wanted.
My Vet said the dose for Lupron in treating Female GPs with Ovarian cysts is injections every 2 weeks for 3-4 treatments
100mg for GPs under 1kg
200mg for GPs over 1kg
Dilly received 200mg every 2 weeks for a series of 3 treatments.
Dr Rich (my Vet) also said he is more then happy to get calls from other Vets about this or other treatments. If anyone wants his number I will be happy to supply it.
Dr Rich told be he has had several successes with this treatment, one with some improvement but not enough and one failure. The one which was a failure had a cyst the size of a golf ball though and with a cyst that advanced he was not expecting improvement. He has had no GPs suffer adverse reaction to the hormone therapy.
- Supporter in '14
Back bald spot before treatment (early stage of balding)
Back after Hormone treatment
Left side before (with secondary infection)
Left side after (sorry for the blur)
Right side before (with secondary infection)
Right side after
Chest and belly before (with secondary infection)
Chest and belly after