How do members experience Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)?

Top 5 reported purposes & perceived effectiveness

Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 104 97
Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic) 42 21
Seizures (complex partial) 35 65
Major depressive disorder 9 4
Depressed mood 8 6

Common side effects

Side effect Patients Percentage
Voice changes 7
Hoarseness 4
Difficulty projecting voice 3
Neck pain 3
Raspy voice 3
Chest pain 2

Side effect severity

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 9
Moderate 25
Mild 57
None 48

Member evaluations

Chris Kringle

evaluated on Jun 15, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for epilepsy: None
  • Side effects: Severe

Cherishx2

evaluated on Jan 03, 2009

  • Perceived effectiveness for epilepsy: None
  • Side effects: Mild

Tonialpha

evaluated on Oct 20, 2011

  • Perceived effectiveness for epilepsy: Moderate
  • Side effects: Severe