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VNS Magnets

VNS Magnets

Do VNS magnets run on batteries? Just wondering. My husband was wondering how they could damage computers, cell phones , and the like.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I also use it to pick up hair clips and small coins and bits and bobs I can't see..very handy little thing :)

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I don't know how old you and your husband are but if you look ir even remember them real old stereos they would work with batteries or plugged in the wall just imagine the VNS working like that that's the best way I can think of for you to understand maybe like that

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Because the pacemaker we have inside us is electrical and the magnetic is what makes the pacemaker stop our seizures when to us it looks like just a magnet you could say it is electrical if you look at a pacemaker you will see all them wires we have connected to us

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

VNs magnets dont run on any batteries except for the "battery" that is put inside your chest.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The battery in the vns will last about 5 yrs give or take . And it’s the magnet they give you to swipe across your chest to activate the vns when you have a seizure is what you want to keep away from thing mine is on the dining room table easy to get to not to far away

posted almost 3 years ago
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