Is anyone getting and or has VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulater)

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   Posted 5/20/2008 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello I'm in the process of possibly getting a VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulater) I want to know if there's anyone out there who's had one put in them or is in the same process.

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   Posted 5/20/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there and Welcome to HealingWell,

I have not had the VNS implant as I am very well controlled by medications but I want to re-assure you that it has a good success rate and I know that there are people out there on HW that have had or are considering the VNS implant so hopefully you will get some more information on that soon.

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   Posted 6/7/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi RatFink138,
I do have the VNS implant.I had it done about 3 years ago and between my brain surgery,and the VNS my seizures are MUCH better than they use to be.The VNS it's self is no big deal.At first it's a little hard to get use to cause when it comes on I would cough,my voice would sould horse,but as time went on you get use to it and don't know it's there unless they turn it up.So really I think depending on the type of seizures you have,and if your recommending it then I think it's a great thing.Good luck.

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   Posted 12/16/2008 2:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Are you considering VNS for depression or epilepsy? I just had one implanted for depression which will be turned on tomorrow. I'm hoping to find other people who have the VNS for depression.
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