I am brand new...my story to starting meds for SM is lengthy as everyones is, but is really quite typical. My 3yo Nelli has been dealing with progessive scratching and itching. During this time she has had 2visits to the vet for back pain....we've been treating " allergies" with benadryl, cortisone, and now our 3rd food change -mult vet visits for these too....I approached our vet about it before and was assured it wasnt sm and like many of us...it was whatbI wanted to hear...this week, has been a bad week for her and Karlin was kind enough to give me the nudge I needed....luckily my vet was willing to work with me and gave me a script for neurontin and we started that and tagamet today....no MRI yet....

The point of the long story....once you start a med...how long until you typically see improvement??