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I'm so sorry Monty has had another fit. Hope he stabilises soon and tummy problems settle. I don't remember any ear connections to Alice's fits, but it does sound entirely reasonable that there should.
Do hope you're coping. Take care,

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Monty has been having fits again every 2/3weeks for the last 3 months. The last one was yesterday morning in the early hours. We were hoping that having a new pup would help - it has in that inbetween he is happier livelier and less wobbly. But the fit yesterday was only 11 days since the previous one.

I have been reading up on alternatives again - does anybody know anything about melatonin with epilepsy? I have read it can help with night time fits, which are about 80% in Monty's case.

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So sorry the pup hasn't benefitted Monty; perhaps it takes time. Do hope his fits become less frequent. I haven't heard anything about melatonin, but I'm sure someone here will.
Hope all is well, despite your worries over Monty.

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I've never heard of melatonin, but hope it may be of some help for Monty
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I'm so sorry that the seizures are becoming more frequent. It is not unusual for a dog's body to adapt to the medication so that either more of the med is needed or a different drug has to added. That's part of the great adventure of riding the seizure rollercoaster.

Melatonin is sometimes used to treat sleep disorders in people, but I haven't seen any information about using it to treat seizures in dogs. I hope that it works and that you will let us know whatever you learn about it.

Wishing you and Monty a happy, seizure-free weekend.
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I have today spoken to our vet who has spoken to the consultant. She said that she had been at a conference of some sort and that melatonin had been discussed, but there is no real proof of its worth. At least it is a natural hormone. She has however suggested that we triple the Keppra. I am not really happy about doing this, but we have increased it double. I think that triple is too drastic a step. We will see how he goes.
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So sorry to hear about Monty's seizures. Hope they settled down soon and the new Keppra dose helps!
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So sorry to hear about Monty's seizures. Hope they settled down soon and the new Keppra dose helps!

Thanks hope so. How is Rosie doing at the moment?
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If there is anybody around on this thread tonight, please think about us tomorrow. We think Monty has eaten a sock and will probably have to have an op to remove it. One disappeared yesterday and today he has started to be sick. I am very worried tonight, especially with the epilepsy involvement. The vet has given him an antibiotic injection today in case it is just coincidence and it a tummy bug, but I do fear the worse. Strangely enough there was another GR yesterday, also with epilepsy, that had a stone removed from her tum.
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oh no !!! poor Monty and I will certainly be thinking of you and Monty and really hope he hasn't eaten a sock
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