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Posted By : triley - 7/9/2017 9:48 PM
In 1975, I broke my back, leaving me with chronic pain. In 2004, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease which compounded things. On Christmas eve 2014, I had my stimulator implanted. It worked beautifully for 15 months. Then I started getting random jolts, stabbing pains in my right side and periods of time where I have a "pins and needles" feeling all over. When I charge the unit it has very good (8 bars) connection and takes 4-6 hours to go from 50% to 100%. When the reps look at the unit with their controller they say there is nothing wrong, it's working as it should. I'm going to a different doc from the one that put it in, (the first one skipped back to Russia ahead of an FDA investigation), so there's not a lot of ownership by the physician. Anyway, the doc says the leads and the pack are still where they belong.

I think there is a problem with the pack that only one side is working but I can't convince anyone of that. I've done everything I can possibly do except cut this darn thing out myself. This morning I was having brunch with my wife and daughter and her boyfriend when I was hit with a jolt so bad that I ended up on the floor screaming in pain until my wife could get my controller to shut the blasted thing off.

Posted By : straydog - 7/10/2017 5:39 AM
Hello triley & welcome to the forum. So sorry to read about what you are dealing with. Your situation is one of those that unless this happens when they are checking your unit they don't see the problem going on. It is a real problem for sure. You have two potential options, have the unit removed or insist that a new one be put in. Take your wife in to see your new dr & insist something be done. Last resort not use it & then where will you be. What you have going on is very common. We have many posts about these units in our archives here.

I hope that you can get something done & soon. Take care.
Susie
Moderator in Chronic Pain & Psoriasis Forums

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