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My Doctor Recommended I Get The Newer Version Of The VNS. Since So Much Has Changed Over The Years

My Doctor Recommended I Get The Newer Version Of The VNS. Since So Much Has Changed Over The Years

I got my VNS in 2008. My doctor recently recommended I get the newer VNS version since it does a lot more than the one I have now. Has anyone had the older version and recently go the newer one? How has it worked for you? Better, same or nothing changed?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I just had my vns replaced to the new version in May of 2019 so far nothing has changed they just told the battery life of the new vns is a longer battery life.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Vagus nerve stimulation is a device implanted in your chest by your heart to prevents seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain by the vagus nerve. By a wire going up from the device is wound around the vagus nerve in the neck. If I feel or start having a seizure someone or myself holds the magnet over the device in my chest for a couple of seconds to send extra burst of shocks to my brain to stop the seizure.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Why did they put u on this, never herd of this

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Well I cant have a VNS due to mu Shunt i have in my head is reason to keep me having sz from water in my head pressure

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizure...

posted over 2 years ago
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