31 patient evaluations for Deep Brain Stimulation

Jul 6, 2020 (Started Feb 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fear of embarrassment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

Jun 16, 2009 (Started Feb 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Just go for it. you've got to be desperate to let a surgeon drill holes in your head and i was. I've had 10 years of quality life.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2020 (Started Feb 22, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stutter step, soft voice, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Boston-Scientific (current-controlled) is best DBS manufacturer, Soft voice is a minor problem. Stutter steps happen when I have not set current high enough.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 22, 2020 (Started Feb 22, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stutter step, soft voice, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Complete cessation of tremour; no more dyskinesia, no bradykinesia; WOW!!
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 28, 2019 (Started Feb 22, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are in good physical and mental condition, insist on vanning DBS. For me, it has turned the clock back years! Up front cost was $120,000 US.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 12, 2018 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My mood improved with my confidence and improved abilities
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Huge mobility improvements and overall increased self sufficiency
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressed mood

  • 1 helpful mark
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