19 patient evaluations for Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

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Mar 11, 2010 (Started Jun 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2010 (Started Jan 28, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I never thought that this would change my life, as much as it has, but I would, and have recommended this to many others.

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 10, 2009 (Started Jul 17, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: this treatment stopped almost all my heavyl seizures!!!
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 5, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Wonderful I recommend the VNS too all Epileptics...

Aug 20, 2000 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Wonderful saved my life!!!

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 3, 2009 (Started Jan 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (voice changes, chest pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I want this device removed but so far none of my doctors will do so.

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 12, 2008 (Started Jun 28, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Shock the vegul nerve)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty sleeping on left side)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: They give you a magnet to you you to where one yourrist or you can clip it to your belt.I clip it to my belt.Its probly better to where it on my rist but I dont because beaple ask me what time it is!!.If I where it on my belt when I need it I always end up thowong it!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty sleeping on left side

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 21, 2007 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

Aug 10, 2006 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 18, 2006 (Started Sep 18, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 22, 1996 (Started Nov 22, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (speech problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Along with my AED's, now I have better control with my VNS and my medication. Using the VNS allows me to take control of my life, rather than allow epilepsy to control me.
Side effects: speech problems, trouble turning neck due to pain

  • 1 helpful mark
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