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    Misty's just had a strange and upsetting episode. I think it was related to her SM

    She has been scratching more over the last few days, she's just increased to 150mg of Gabapentin three times a day, from 100mg because of it. Plus her Zitac, and her Carprieve twice a day.

    She was sitting on my Hubby's lap, she had been for about five minutes, when she suddenly started yelping. She was just sitting there, he wasn't even touching her, he was on his laptop. She didn't stop or attempt to move, so I gently lifted her onto the floor. She stopped yelping, but was holding her front right paw out in front of her, and when she tried to get up she couldn't put it down. I petted her head, and she sat there quietly. The oven timer went off and I got up to turn it off, and Misty happily trotted after me.

    She has never done anything like this before. I found it strange and scary. Listening to her yelping like that was horrible. Is this something I should tell her Neuro about? I'm worried that she's getting worse.
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    Sorry Misty had this strange episode. That must have been really scarey for all of you. I can't help with any SM questions, but my instinct would be to call the neuro just to be on the safe side.

    Sydney has MVD/CHF and had something similar to that happen to him. He was on the floor and the same thing, his front leg jerked up he yelped and he couldn't put it down or walk on it for a few minutes. All was fine after that. His vet said it could have been a focal seizure.

    Hope it doesn't happen again to either Misty or Sydney.
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    Thanks, I'm going to call in the morning.

    She stole my bottle about 30 minutes later and chased it around the living room, and is now snoozing, but it does have me concerned.
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    Poor Misty. Hugs to you and her.

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    Poor Misty and poor you, must have given you a scare, lets know how you get on when you call xx
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    Poor, poor Misty. Let us know what happens.
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    So scary! Call her neuroloist. It does sound like it could be an SM episode. I have had similar episodes with mine.
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    Thanks everyone

    Allison(our Neurologist) agreed it sounds as though it was her SM. I've to continue to try her on the 150mg of Gabapetin for another week, she was on 100mg before. If I don't see an improvement by next week she suggested we may need to try her on Tramadol.

    Has anyone experience with Tramadol? I've used it myself, and couldn't drive or work because I was so doped up while on it. What kind of effect does it have on dogs?
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    Intermittent pain episodes can occur with SM. I have seen things like this happen in my SM dogs.

    This may be a one-off episode, if so it may only be necessary to take a detailed note of what happened and tell the neurologist when you next see them.

    If it happens again then it would be wise to check & see if her medication needs to be tweaked some more.
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    Good morning

    I noticed on your posting that your dog is receiving 150 mgs of Gabapentin three times a day. Does mgs = mils. My Charlie is taking 0.60 mils twice a day.

    Meanwhile I hope Misty is feeling better.
    Sandra
    Quote Originally Posted by murphy's mum View Post
    Misty's just had a strange and upsetting episode. I think it was related to her SM

    She has been scratching more over the last few days, she's just increased to 150mg of Gabapentin three times a day, from 100mg because of it. Plus her Zitac, and her Carprieve twice a day.

    She was sitting on my Hubby's lap, she had been for about five minutes, when she suddenly started yelping. She was just sitting there, he wasn't even touching her, he was on his laptop. She didn't stop or attempt to move, so I gently lifted her onto the floor. She stopped yelping, but was holding her front right paw out in front of her, and when she tried to get up she couldn't put it down. I petted her head, and she sat there quietly. The oven timer went off and I got up to turn it off, and Misty happily trotted after me.

    She has never done anything like this before. I found it strange and scary. Listening to her yelping like that was horrible. Is this something I should tell her Neuro about? I'm worried that she's getting worse.

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