Cushex Drops Reviews - a Personal Story
DISCLAIMER: I'm not a vet and I have no veterinary or medical background whatsoever. This information on Cushings disease in dogs is not meant as a substitute or replacement for veterinary advice. It's meant for educational and informational purposes only, as a starting point for discussing the diagnosis and treatment of canine Cushings disease with a qualified vet.
I had been scouring the internet for more information about Cushings, and someone had mentioned Cushex Drops. Reviews on various websites that sold the drops were generally positive, but Cushex got mixed reviews on forums. I was hesitant to try it since there are no scientific studies to back it up.
At one point, my dog's Cushings symptoms started getting much worse. It felt like it happened so quickly. He had been panting more than he used to, but he never had excessive drinking or urination up until then. Then, in the space of a month, he started:
- Panting even more (nearly constantly - even staying up at night, panting);
- Had trouble settling at night, constantly getting up to pant and drink;
- His water consumption doubled;
- He started asking to go out every 2-3 hours during the day, and usually twice during the night. Previously he went out 2 or 3 times throughout the entire day!
My dog is rock-solid housetrained, and he was having accidents in the house when we didn't notice his requests to go out. He just couldn't help himself. And it distressed him.
This is the time that I seriously started to consider Cushex Drops. I wasn't sure they would do any good, but since the vet said she didn't think it would do any harm, I figured we might as well give it a go. Another dog owner who lives near me swore by it, saying that it had relieved his dog's symptoms for years.
Anyhow, I picked some up one day and started giving my dog 3 drops twice a day. In about 2 weeks time, I did notice that he was sleeping better. But his water consumption and urination did not ease (they also didn't get worse, they just didn't get better). Even after 3 months there was no noticeable change. And now his sleeping patterns are back to what they used to be (he shows some restlessness at night).
So do the Cushex Drops help to relieve the symptoms of Cushings Disease in dogs?
I'm not convinced they work. They don't appear to hurt. It's very difficult to objectively determine whether these types of "supplements" do any good -- before using Cushex, I've noticed that my dog's Cushings symptoms come and go, seem to get better sometimes on their own and sometimes get worse. So perhaps it's one of these normal "cycles" that made it appear as if the Cushex Drops helped with his sleeping at one time. The other thing that could have happened was that one of the other supplements or medications he was taking (and he's taking plenty!) helped to relieve the symptoms. There's really no way to know for sure.
You can easily find lots of Cushex Drops reviews online. Take them with a grain of salt. Perhaps the drops work to relieve Cushings Disease symptoms, perhaps they don't... but because they don't seem to hurt, I will continue to give them just in case they do help. Remember that every dog's health situation is different, so ask your vet's opinion first if you decide you'd like to try Cushex Drops.