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Epilepsy Treatment

Posted Oct 21 2008 12:51am
A relative of mine in California is about to have a vagus nerve stimulation ( VNS ) implant installed for treatment of epileptic seizures. Her quote: "My new neurologist, who is an epileptologist, suggested I consider VNS to control my seizures since they are considered intractable if not controlled by taking two medications (and I take three). I know there are no guarantees, and there are (generally) minor side effects. My doctor gave me names of other patients to talk to, and Cyberonics' representative met with us to answer questions in advance. It's an outpatient procedure at Kaiser."

Anyone out there want to offer comments on their personal experience with this therapy to help her in anticipation of her surgery next week, and the device being turned on a couple of weeks after?
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