Meningoencephalitis - alternative to prednisone & cyclosporine - Looking for therapeutic protocal ...
My 9yr old dog is approx. 65lbs. She eats a healthy clean high meat no grain diet. Has not been immunized since she was 2 yrs old. She has been physically healthy all her life; but has always had a strange undiagnosed noise sensitivity. She started having seizures in July this past summer, had to be rushed to the emergencey and was dianosed with Immune Mediated Meningoencephalitis. (I have a hard time believing her immune system is turning on her body though). MRI, CSF was taken and tests ruling out tick born disease done.
She was put on Prednisone but because I didn't like the side effects she was having, was switched to Cyclosporine. Both are immune suppressors and both are ugly drugs.
First I took her off the prednisone, then the cyclosporine and finally seizure medicine by the end of August. she was so happy and appeared healthy, was having fun etc... but last week, Oct 5th she had a relapse. Prior to the relaspse she had about 4-6 small seizures between mid September and the end of the month.
This last episode happened when I drove the dogs to colorado where the altitude probably aggrevated the condition and she had full blown seizures and had to be rushed to the hospital again. She is back on Prednisone and Cyclosporine. Since the Prednisone reduced the inflammation she thankfully has not had more seizures. But every day she is on these meds she seems to be getting a little weaker and depressed. She shivers when she is resting.
I am looking for an intense protocal for her. Suggestions for therapeutic doses to relieve the inflammation, balance her immune system especially if it is attacking itself and get her off of these horrible drugs. I suspect a microorganism at the root, but have been told otherwise and that even if there was it would be hard to detect in the brain.
I have heard about plant sterols, zeolite, MSM, Transfer Factor, the use of high doses of vitamin C, etc... I just do not know how to use these for her considering her condition and the medications she is on. I would like to find someone to suggest a healing protocal for her and suggestion on how to get her off the immune suppressors. I have to find something that will take away the inflammation and heal her system.
If you cannot guide me, please please tell me who might be able to. Feel free to forward or share this post.
Thank you for your time.