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

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txpanhandler
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txpanhandler
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
TomBerdine
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TomBerdine
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Off
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
GoCats76
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GoCats76
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
pdmomof3
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pdmomof3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
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)

  • 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
browncat87
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browncat87
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
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)

  • 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
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 )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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 )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
42 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Oct 31, 2008 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    Mild (Visual disturbances (ie seeing stars and light flashes), Speech problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

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