Wow - that is a bummer. I was wondering about the vagal nerve stimulator? They have done quite a few implants where I get my treatment and have promoted some good results with them for depression in people with drug resistance. They originally started using the vagal nerve stimulator with good success in patients with epilepsy. My of the patients also had comorbid depression. They found that the stimulator which sends a current to vagal nerve helps for both diagnosesl
So when I read your posting I was wondering if all else fails, might this be an option for you? Maybe they have trials like they do for the intrathecal pump and SCS.
It was just a thought.
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Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atroph; muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – an intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator). Extra fun little toys and gadgets; O2 generator and assorted wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and orthotic braces. Meds - too many too list or even care about!