What kind of seizures does VNS help reduce? What "requirements" must you meet to have it? I see my neurologist next week and I'm going to ask him about it. I thought I would get your opinions first.
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The procedure was done incorrectly. I went back the next day, saw my neurologist and she fixed it after I threatened to sue Yale/New Haven Hospital and the surgeon. My neurologist fixed it. The surgeon had put it in incorrectly. One night in 22 years is not that bad.
Thanks @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member . I'm having a 72 hr VEEG starting Thursday. I don't think VNS is anything I'm interested in after reading more about it, though.
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The Vns helps stop your seizures when your body has decided to go into one ... And you will have to talk to your doctor about this because I have been having seizures for a long time and I asked about the vagus nerve stimulator and my doctor explained what it was and asked if I wanted to try it... And November will be 3 yrs I've had it so far and it helps right when I go into a seizure and it helps with my anxieties also
I believe it is for anyone experiencing seizures partial and clonic tonic. I was disappointed to find out that it would not allow me to be off of AEDs, so since I only occasionally have clonic tonics and regular partial seizures I chose not to try it. I am also extremely sensitive to foreign things in my body, I am super sensitive to medications and I can't keep a piecing without being very choosy about the jewelry. It is still worth talking to your neuro about though because every persons situation is different.
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