24 patient evaluations for Deep Brain Stimulation with a adherence rating of Always

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Mar 7, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Blog article posted at http://shakypawsgrampa.blogspot.com/2011/09/deep-brain-stimulation.html
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dependent on doctor, problems with focusing eyes, excess saliva)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: no problem at all EVERY THING ; TREMORS; PHISICAL ; THINKING WORKING:DRIVING I AM FREE AGAIN 100%
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: problems with focusing eyes, excess saliva, dependent on doctor

Feb 16, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dependent on doctor, excess saliva)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: I have all ready explain this, i am more or absoluty streight, much more alert , less depresion,i am working in nano technologic and electronic, i have already practicing golf again, reading much more. beter position and beter balance out side off home i don´t know wy probabily because i tray harder. and my steps are more longer and slower. The impact was all ,to my family and me i am a more hapier person i have a new pet that it is a cokerspaniel blcak who i take hin out every day to play at a park
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: problems with focusing eyes, excess saliva, dependent on doctor

  • 1 helpful mark

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 29, 2010 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for My purpose was more than jus one I had tremors in hands and legs,stiffness and dyskinesias all of which were not being helped for long by the meds they still helped but not very long so for a better quality to my day my dr. recommmend DBS.)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: ware of was the fact that it takes time and it might seem worse before it gets better.Some of my answers to the above question are due to newness of this procedure so whatch for updates.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 7, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 12, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 2 helpful marks

Feb 8, 2010 (Started Feb 08, 2010)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 12, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jan 9, 2009 (Started May 15, 2005)

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