18 patient evaluations for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with a adherence rating of Always

pdmomof3
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pdmomof3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 8, 2010 (Started Feb 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
kw210
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kw210
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 12, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
browncat87
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browncat87
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: none
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 18, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Huge mobility improvements and overall increased self sufficiency
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood

  • 1 helpful mark
nanuq50
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nanuq50
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 9, 2009 (Started May 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: Allowed me to reduce my sinemet dosage 80%, eliminated agonist and amantadine, since have restarted to reduce sinemet even further. My balance and speech has declined but cannot say whether due to DBS or progession of disease as it's been 24 years since diagnosis.

  • 2 helpful marks
DWEST
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DWEST
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 18, 2008 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: I recommend everyone who has PD to at least be evaluated by a neurologist and neurosurgeon to see if they are candidates.

Nov 17, 2008 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I recently had DBS in Denver, it was the best decision concerning my health I have ever made. I can now walk, my tremors are essentially gone, I now have my balance, and do not fall any more.

  • 2 helpful marks
guineapig
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guineapig
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
40 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Oct 31, 2008 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: This is still experimental. Patients must be able to recall a time free from depression, even decades ago. The surgery was very painful, and took longer to recover than I expected. Once I did, the results were apparent. Not so much for the depressed thinking, but completely eliminated the slowed thinking, lack of verbal fluency, eyesight much improved (details, colors), hearing improved-able to follow conversations, fine motor skills definitely improved. I would choose ECT over this surgery for depression if insurance would pay indefinitely. This is more an option for people who need continued ECT once a month. It doesn't replace drugs, but seems to make them more effective. The drugs seems to help more with the hopelessness, sad thinking. The implant more with the slowed down stuff.
Side effects: Tingling near implant, Mild pulling sensation in my neck from the wire threaded under the skin, Visual disturbances (ie seeing stars and light flashes), Speech problems

  • 1 helpful mark
Yuman
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Yuman
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 29, 2008 (Started Oct 18, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage:

  • 0 helpful marks
LA Hazmat
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LA Hazmat
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 1, 2006 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: If you are considering DBS as and option, you can always leave me a message with any questions you may have. It is a tough decision to make. A very individual and personal decision. I am very fortunate to have been a good candidate for the surgery and it has proved to be a good decision on my part. But it does come with some risks as well as its benefits. My PD is much more manageable now than it was a few years ago because of the DBS along with some medication changes.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory Loss

  • 1 helpful mark
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