i want to know as much as possiable about it they r talking about doin this on my daughter
Have had my VNS for 19 years. Don't know how I ever lived without it. The feeling of freedom and not being afraid to go out in public is unbelievable. Have gotten of off a lot of drugs, feel a lot better because of that, have gotten the battery changed 3 times. Very simple and quick surgery.
Any questions just ask.
I had my VNS 2001, replaced battery 4 times. It works fine!
I got mine put in at Duke in North Carolina
I have it and it works I was one of the first people to get it I have had it for more than 20 years now
The Epilepsy foundation is informative to a degree however speaking from first hand experience the device differs between one person to the next the scientific information just confuses people I have generalized epilepsy which spreads all over my brain I have a VNS and the DBS stimulator and while both work towards the same goal they work in different compassities. The Vagus Nerve is behind your left ear and runs alongside your neck and has two leads that connect the battery in your chest to another lead the stimulates the nerves upon the area which is having the most seizures. Where the DBS has 3 leads that are placed in the center of the brain and stimulate the intiror brain that also runs alongside the right side of your neck to the battery in the chest area to control or minimize the frequency of seizures as well the amount of seizures you have along side the medication you already take