7 patient evaluations for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with a cost of < $25

stickyfingers
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stickyfingers
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 27, 2013 (Started Aug 26, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Still balancing meds. I have about 3 hrs on time and 3 hrs off presently when meds wear off.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mary60
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mary60
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 17, 2011 (Started May 17, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Still take meds q 2hrs--must increase volts slowly over time to improove this ; one month later, meds still the same. I'm nauseated --is this related?
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Word fishing

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Shaky Paws Grampa
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Shaky Paws Grampa
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 7, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Blog article posted at http://shakypawsgrampa.blogspot.com/2011/09/deep-brain-stimulation.html
Cost: < $25 monthly

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TomBerdine
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TomBerdine
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
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Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 7, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 12, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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pdmomof3
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pdmomof3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 8, 2010 (Started Feb 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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browncat87
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browncat87
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 18, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: ask lots of questions and do lots of research before the procedure and know your doctors,make sure they know you well
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood

Nov 9, 2008 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Huge mobility improvements and overall increased self sufficiency
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood

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LA Hazmat
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LA Hazmat
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 1, 2006 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: If you are considering DBS as and option, you can always leave me a message with any questions you may have. It is a tough decision to make. A very individual and personal decision. I am very fortunate to have been a good candidate for the surgery and it has proved to be a good decision on my part. But it does come with some risks as well as its benefits. My PD is much more manageable now than it was a few years ago because of the DBS along with some medication changes.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory Loss

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