My dog has been on Prednisone for GME since last July. I am worried now that he's showing signs of Cushing's disease. His prescribed dose has gone up and down and they have even added Cyclosporine with no visible benefit. He's gotten Cytarabine shots every 6 weeks as well. I'm determined to find alternative therapy because he can't be on prednisone for the rest of his life. When we recently brought him in for a digestive problem, they thought his GME had progressed and basically gave us pain meds to keep him comfortable until we were ready to put him down. They thought he was at death's door. Well, since he's been home, he's better but I want more. I'm looking into herbal medicine and acupuncture because I don't believe this is the best quality of life he's going to have. I believe he's at the point where the Pred is hurting more than helping and there must be alternatives.
It was decades later that the secret behind this spectacular success became known. The East German Sports Federation had, with the help of the Stasi, used Performance Enhancing Drugs or PEDs to ensure that their athletes gained international recognition by winning the Olympic events. This systematic plan had been initiated in 1974 as a means to guarantee international glory through the achievement of gold medals at the prestigious sporting event. Oral- Turinabol , a testosterone derivative was used extensively to improve muscle mass and cut down recovery time. This allowed the German athletes to train harder and longer than other world athletes.