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(also known as VNS)
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive treatment for certain types of intractable epilepsy and clinical depression. VNS uses a stimulator that sends electric impulses to the left vagus nerve in the neck via a lead implanted under the skin. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Epilepsy & Seizures
91
82%
Depression
5
100%
Bipolar Disorder
3
100%
Chronic Pain
2
100%
Cerebral Palsy
1
100%
Overall, 85% (104 Members) find Vagus nerve stimulation helpful
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Vagus nerve stimulation Reviews

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very severe seizure disorder. this implant helped me immensely. It must be regulated. seizures are starting up again. in summary it is a good thing to have.
I have had the Vagus Nerve Stimulator since 2005 and it has helped me tremendously. I have not had a gran mal seizure in 8 years.
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Im thinking it works but he still has a lot of seziures
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this has help me a lot I have had it done 8years ago and i have not had a seizure just aures
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Has saved my butt several times from big falls during a seizure I headed off.
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works most of the time, but not always.
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Pretty good treatement!
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Had one put in June or July last year; works great. Can get annoying talking when it goes off though; currently at 1.75mA
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Tremendous help along with meds.
The first VNS pacemaker was donated to me by Cyberonics and they gave me a defective pacemaker the second one Mediciad and Medicare paid for and works 99% of the time so you are talking to 1999 recieptant and I would not be a spoke person for them because t did not work the first time they wanted me to lie and I said no.
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