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What Does VNS Mean?

What Does VNS Mean?

posted over 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It's like a pacemaker for the brain. The lead/wire is wrapped around the Vagus Nerve in the middle of the neck, but the incision is made on the side of the neck. It is than connected to the battery, which is placed in a flap of skin( which they re-open when they replace the battery every 3-5 years or longer depending on how high or low the VNS is set). For me the battery has lasted 3 years the first time, 6 years second time I had it replaced. Battery replacement is only a Day Surgery. The first time you get a VNS installed you are totally out though. This procedure is done by a neurosurgeon.

posted over 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Vagus nerve stimulation I have one it tickles your throat and changes your voice each time it goes off.

posted over 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That VIticule Neaver Stimulater . Is a joke if you ask me. When it went off on me. It was like someone strangling me. They ended up turning it down. It didn't work at all..

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Vagus Nerve Stimulator. I actually have one!

posted over 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Could I be a candidate?

posted almost 2 years ago
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