Vagus Nerve Stimulator. Serves for making a seizure less intense, bringing down rapid palpitations and eases depression. This depends on the model implanted by your neurosurgeon. More information… read more
I saw my Epileptologist today ( Monday ) . We were going over some other options to help improve my seizures. Maybe even stop them . She is planning to up the does of a couple meds and brought up the option of doing the DBS . She gave my wife and I a information packet on it . We will read through and make up our minds ( well I will decide that ) if I do it or not . I have 4 months until I have to see her again.
Here are details about Deep Brain Stimulation from the National Library of Medicine https://www.ninds.nih.gov/deep-brain-stimulatio...
And from Massachusetts General Hospital: https://www.massgener… read more
Does anyone know if ECT treatments, where they use electrical currents to shock your brain waves could be a contributing factor to Epilepsy? I am going to talk to my neurologist tomorrow, but wanted some feedback as well. TIA!
There are 3 treatments to help Epilepsy
VNS ( Vagus Nerve Stimulator)
RNS ( Responsive Neuro Stimulation)
DBS ( Deep Brain Stimulator )
Then theres the other ECT treatments for ……
Resistant and… read more
Does anybody have a VNS and an RNS that work together? Im trying to get the RNS but at a Previous meeting my dr said they were unsure because i already have a VNS. The last time we spoke to her she said shes spoken to other dr’s and they do have patients who have both and that they work together somehow? My VNS doesnt help me thats why she told us that, i told her we can turn it off and she gave us that info. I’d like to know if there’s anyone on the app who has both and how they work for… read more
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member my medicaid wont remove it, they can just turn it off, but i see no point in doing so because it could be helping slightly for all i know.
Where can i get a replacement magnet
You should have all the paperwork with you that came with everything and call the company bout parts and service and explain that your magnet is broken and you need a new one. My computer was broken… read more
Passing along question from Kenneth Clark to those of you who have had VNS implants: I am getting ready to have my second brain surgery and they are talking about putting the VNS in me. I was wondering if someone could tell me more about it and if it works. I kinda like the idea of the computer chip implant one (RNS) instead of having the VNS. Can anyone help? Thanks!
The question how it works depends really on a that has ones persons opinion. Ex: what do You really want it do-that is a simple answer, everyone wants it to stop 🛑 seizures from happening. What mine… read more
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?
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… read more
A friend who has more seizures and generalized the doctor had it to go off every 8min. I have c/p and s/p it goes off every 0.17 seconds. I don't understand
I thought about it I might do it
i want to know as much as possiable about it they r talking about doin this on my daughter