Hyperthyroid cat has Hypothyroidism due to excess Methimazole drugI am seeking help for my rescued cat Bu-Bu who has underactive thyroid diagnosed on November 9th. Vet checked teeth and thinks that she is 5 years old.
She was initially diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism late September. Her T4 was extremely high, greater than 10. I gave her 2, 5 mg pills twice daily for 3 weeks. Blood results on October 18th showed Hypothyroidism, T4 was 1.1, Normal range is 1.5-4.8 ug/dL. Pill dosage reduced to 7.5 mgs per day. Cat rechecked on November 9th. T4 was lower, < 0.5. Pill dosage reduced again to 2.5 mgs twice daily.
Last week about 10 days after visit to Vet, Bu-Bu ate small amount of wet food only for 3 days. Vet told me to discontinue pills for 5 days. She started eating again. I gave her 2.5 mgs on Monday and within hours she was curled in a ball and refusing food again. I spoke to Vet and no longer give her the pills.
Since taking Methimazole cat's behavior changed, sudden body twitches, staring into space, ignoring me, hiding, fussy and extremely lethargic.
Her Bloodwork shows Cholesterol, 236, Normal Range 90-205 mg/dL GGT liver enzymes elevated 5, Normal Range is 0-2 U/L. Kidneys and heart are normal.
Bu-Bu has decreased appetite since Monday. I feed her grass fed wet canned food, no fish, and she eats small portions. Her stool smells offensive. I put Milk Thistle drops in her food as well as pumpkin.
I hope that someone can help my cat. Thank you. Declan
declan on 2021-11-24
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Vet was shocked that previous Vet prescribed high dosage Methimazole. He agreed that Bu-Bu is ill from overdose of drug. Perplexed that cat is not displaying symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
Blood results show High ALT liver enzyme 450U/L Normal Range is 12-130
TT4 is 19ug/dL Normal is 0.8 to 4.7
Kidney function and heart are normal. Liquid appetite stiimulant prescribed, one dose only along with Methimazole transdermal gel 2.5 mgs, once daily application. Follow up recommended in 2 weeks.
Cat ate more than a half can of grass fed canned beef yesterday and drank more water. Used litter box. Energy very good. Spent a lot of time outdoors. She purred at times, quiet and calm. Weight stable, has muscle wasting.
I give remedies as requested. I noticed that cat food contains calcium iodate. I contacted manufacturer about iodine amount.
I do not want to harm Bu-Bu so I have decided not to apply the Methimazole gel. I am hoping that a low iodine diet will help her. Thank you. Declan
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