Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

About Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) (Procedures)

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive treatment for certain types of intractable epilepsy and major depression. VNS uses an implanted stimulator that sends electric impulses to the left vagus nerve in the neck via a lead wire implanted under the skin.

Learn more about Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) in our Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Community Report.

trice's Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) History (Ongoing)
As needed Dec 01, 2010 - Last Update

trice's Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is for…

  • Epilepsy

trice has not reported any side effects for Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS).


Jan 19, 2011

As needed
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
Thus far it has been only 20 days that i have been on VNS the compliance factor is great and there is a slight cough when i use the magnet otherwise the impact of VNS is dramatic -- i have had only 1 seizure since the operation and it was controlled greatly with the magnet.
< $25 monthly