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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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.
I have no idea what the whole "bickering" thing is about. I hate to think a question I posted led to some kind of misunderstanding.
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.
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member The battery life of VNS is actually closer to 8 years, now. In 2012, I had a new unit put in me with a new battery, and the battery almost died last month. I had two partial seizures while doing yard work. One each week. Then I went for battery replacement on 10/27, but the doctor screwed it up. I am in terrible pain. So I am going to see my neurologist on Tuesday to get this fixed.