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Could adrenal stimulation be more effective than pain receptor blockers?

Asked by Blueroses (18190points) July 14th, 2014

I work in the pharmaceutical field, but this question is based on a more personal observation.

I have a small dog who has an unexplained neuropathy. He can no longer coordinate his front and back legs easily. He has to be carried up stairs and he has limited bowel control when excited or asleep. This has been his condition for about 4 years.

Today, I had a crew of roofers come to my house and the little dog (never had to worry about him going far) got so distressed that he slipped under the gate and ran over a mile from home.

Thankfully, he was rescued and returned to me.

I could explain his rush of energy to panic and adrenaline, however, the benefits continue. He “forgot” his affliction.

He can climb stairs and rush around like his old self!

So, I’m wondering. Could neuralgia be treated more effectively with adrenal stimulation? Has it been tried?

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Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Oh my. I have no idea how to answer your question but I’m so glad your dog was returned. Poor little baby. You must have been very relieved. Old age is a bitch. Glad he has a good carer!

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canidmajor's avatar

What a terrific question! Yeah, I can’t answer it either, but it raises so many more! Could adrenal therapy help with other neurological issues? I have a close with MS who is willing to discuss it with me, I’ll ask her if she ever notices a difference when she’s angry. (I don’t think she’s ever actually scared. :-) )

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friend, a close friend. missed my window

canidmajor's avatar

How long did the effects last with your dog?

Blueroses's avatar

So far, it continues. He is pretty tired now, but still followed me upstairs. That is something he hasn’t been able to do for a very long time. It honestly made me jump/screech when I came out of the bathroom and saw him there. What the ???? You don’t Do stairs!

Dan_Lyons's avatar

My dad suffers chronic back pain. Instead of meds he rides his bike 26 miles a day on an adrenaline packed marathon with a bunch of buddies. He’s in his 80s now and swears by it.

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