What is Alpha-Stim?

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Generic name: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Both the ALPHA-STIM 100 and ALPHA-STIM SCS (Stress Control System) treat anxiety, depression and insomnia. The ALPHA-STIM 100 also treats acute, chronic, and postoperative pain and the ALPHA-STIM PPM (Personal Pain Manager) is designed as an alternative to TENS for localized treatment of pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 8 4
Insomnia 5 6
Fibromyalgia 4 1
Anxious mood 3 2
Generalized anxiety disorder 3 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alpha-Stim

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 2
Nausea 1
Spinning dizziness (vertigo) 1
Tension headache 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Alpha-Stim

Dosage Patients
daily 5
m,w,f 1
three times daily 1
twice daily 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 6
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1 patient evaluation for Alpha-Stim

Jul 8, 2016 (Started Jun 10, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: improved my sleep
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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