Prednisone is a corticosteroid drug that people use to treat some inflammatory diseases such as asthma and crohn's disease . Besides this major use, it is also prescribed to treat some autoimmune diseases and even in some cases cancer. People use this drug because of its immunosuppressant properties, . preventing the activity of the immune system, but the truth is that it has many side effects harmful for the body . The use of this drug for a long period of time can harm our health, especially when people stop taking it, as there are many symptoms of Prednisone withdrawal that can be avoided; so it is important to know which alternatives we can take to help ease the pain in an alternative way.
My dog was prescribed Prednisone 10mg, Doxycycline 100mg and Simplicef 100mg to help raise her platelit levels and to help kill Woolbachia, the secondary parasite assoc with heartworm disease. She also had some vaccinations, heartworm treatment and medication applied for fleas. A month later I took her to have her blood count rechecked and there was no improvement with her platelit levels. I was told she has an autoimmune disease (Evans Syndrome). She is currently on 20mg of Prednisone and 100mg Doxycycline. I would like to know if probiotics, digestive enzymes,krill oil, ubiquinol, joint support with biovaplex, cod liver oil, mushroom extract supplements, amino acid supplements, vitamin & minerals will ineract with the Prednisone and Doxycycline? If some that I’ve listed will, could you please list them and any other supplements that should be avoided? I strongly believe my dogs immune system was weak prior to the vaccinations, heartworm &flea medications and so her immune system was triggered by the toxins. Also I believe the underlying cause for her anemia has to do with the heartworms, could you give me your opinion on this? I was told to watch out for any bleeding and I seen a red tint in her feces earlier today as the sun light hit. Stools from yesterday appeared somewhat black in color as charcoal. Does this mean she is bleeding internally? I appreciate any and all help/advice you can give me, thanks in advance.