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Nonfunctional Thyroid #451717
01/14/08 07:30 AM
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Riker's been on thyroid meds (L Thyroxine) for a few months now...I wanted to share some before and after pics.

Here's the BEFORE thyroid hormone therapy ones:

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Re: Nonfunctional Thyroid [Re: Xfilefan] #451719
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These were taken 2 nights ago during tent time laugh

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Jen/Colin :bb: Commander Riker 12 16 02-10 04 12 you will be FOREVER missed :wfb: Sinbad, :wfb: Gabby, :grey: Baby, and :grey: Alley
Re: Nonfunctional Thyroid [Re: Xfilefan] #451727
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Wow! The thyroid meds seem to be really helping him slim down. I bet he has a lot more energy too.

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He looks amazing Jen!

Re: Nonfunctional Thyroid [Re: BeckiT] #451735
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Jen, he looks much better! Thanks for sharing the pix with us hug2

For comparitive information, here's info. about my Mareki and some pix of her as well... As you know, my Mareki was diagnosed with hypothyroidism shortly after Riker was. She was started on Levothyroxine on 10/02/07. Initially, it seemed to be making a large improvement in her energy level and she dropped from 202 grams (weight on 10/15/07) down to 184 grams (weight on 12/10/07). Unfortunately, her weight is back up a bit to 190 grams (on 1/04/08). The vet retested her T4 hormone level on the 4th and it came back identical to the first test from 9/07. So, we've increased her dosage of meds and are hoping for the best smile Here are some pix of Mareki from "before" heart
Showing obesity and overgrooming on head:

Dry, flaky skin on lower back:

Thickened, yellowed nails:


And after... In December, when she was down to 184 grams smile




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Re: Nonfunctional Thyroid [Re: sugarglidersuz] #451769
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What is a good list of symptoms? I have one girl in a cage of three that is 184 grams, the other two are around 86-90 grams. Actually, most of my gliders are in the 80 to 110 range. I have 3 that are not. The other two, I know what their deal is. Sugar worries me, though.


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Re: Nonfunctional Thyroid [Re: USMom] #452199
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Wow Jen, Riker looks great! Thank you for the update and pics! I'm glad he is doing well!
Suz, I hope they can figure out Mareki's meds. It's amazing to see the difference in both gliders!


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Re: Nonfunctional Thyroid [Re: sugarlope] #452255
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I'm not positive these gliders are on the same med. I've offered to send Suz some of Riker's to try. It should be working better for her than it seems to be. crazy


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Jen, thank you for the update on Riker and the pics! I'm so glad that he's doing better. thumb

Suz, thanks for your pics as well, and I hope they can get Mareki's meds figured out. worried


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Re: Nonfunctional Thyroid [Re: USMom] #452647
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Originally Posted By: USMom
What is a good list of symptoms? I have one girl in a cage of three that is 184 grams, the other two are around 86-90 grams. Actually, most of my gliders are in the 80 to 110 range. I have 3 that are not. The other two, I know what their deal is. Sugar worries me, though.
Shawna,
Here is the list of Mareki's symptoms:
* obesity
* inability to lose weight
* lethargy
* fluctuating appetite
* dry, flaky skin
* thickening, yellowed nails
* overgrooming and/or self-mutilation
If your vet wants to run testing on your gliders to determine whether it may be hypothyroidism, then the test to run is a T4 blood panel. I'm sure that both Jen's & my vet would be willing to consult with yours if needed. Just let me know and I can send you their contact information...


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Re: Nonfunctional Thyroid [Re: sugarglidersuz] #452654
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Jen, Riker is looking MUCH better! dance

Suz, thanks for sharing pics also!

It's good to know these things and what to watch out for. Without the info you provide, most of us would be lost for answers! hug2


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