31 patient evaluations for Deep Brain Stimulation

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Apr 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (mobility decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: DBS is the new technology that alleviates all shaking and dykinesia and allow almost full body functionality. My DBS surgery is performed improperly. The leads were too close together, placed at a bad angle 35 degrees from the "floor" and the sutures were on top of the hardware
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: mobility decreased

Mar 10, 2010 (Started Apr 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (mobility decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Have DBS performed by a knowledgeable surgeon. It works!
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: mobility decreased

Sep 14, 2008 (Started Apr 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mobility decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: The best solution for PDers.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: mobility decreased

  • 3 helpful marks

Nov 10, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (loss of balance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: increase mobility, no tremors at alll,filing beter
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: loss of balance

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: every day i improve more, and i feel better and my motion is faster
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: loss of balance

Feb 2, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Personally it was me very easy to make the decision since i had the opportunity to know a patient that had been already operated and my only question to him was it is that he had to be operate again and he told me that If without doubting it one minute. also i had the opportunity to know a youth from another social stratum to which they operated very recently for the epilepsy to the day that we saw each other and it was one of people that more push myself to operate me. Regarding other benefits I consider that the benefit is to have recovered the initiative of finishing quick very fast anything that I start. What also produces certain frustration for what the last 10 years of my illness I cannot recover it in 6 months
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: loss of balance

  • 3 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2012 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: DO IT!!! Find an excellent Movement Disorder Specialist go through all the evaluation process and get the implants. It will change your life. Very little and mostly no shaking any more. I am completely off the medications (I insisted). I can now sleep again (that is the best benefit) although my body is still trying to catch up for all the nights that I only got 2~3 hours sleep.

  • 3 helpful marks
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