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DBS Generator Replacement

DBS Generator Replacement

I recently had my generator for my DBS replaced (last Fri). I'm healing up fine from the surgery and have my post-op programing at the end of the month, my pre-op programs have already been put into the new generator. I've been having episodes of tremors that come on suddenly, last for about 5 minutes than end as abruptly as they started. The tremors are in my right(dominant) hand and are as severe as pre-DBS. Could this be an issue with the new batter? Anyone else with DBS who has gone… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband had intermittent off/on of his DBS about 3 months after it was installed. We accidentally discovered when he was buckling his seat belt that it would come back on. If he found it was not working, he would breach across his chest like he did buckling his seat belt, it would come back on. We went to doctor about it and they said they may have to do exploratory surgery to discover if there is a short in the wiring. This went on for some time intermittently (about 2 months) and after a while it quit doing it. He had the battery for 2-1/2 years and it was replaced. His other side started having tremors and he had another DBS implanted. We have had no further problem with the intermittent on/off of the DBS for either side. Just wanted to share this situation and hope that your problem is remedied soon. Do be proactive.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

What is a DBS?

posted about 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi Doug.

Good day,

I bid you greetings from down under Australia.

RE- negative erratic response to battery stimulator change.

This clearly sounds like the battery/stimulator needs setting or fine tuning.

I note that you are due for another consultation soon.

This would be the time to raise this issue with you treating specialist, that is,

if he/she does not broach the subject.

I wish you well.

MAY YOU DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN, A WINNNG POSITION.

ALIVEO/STEWART

posted about 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I am unfamiliar with DBS generator. My guy has DBS and had his battery changed. Is that the same?
Big hugs

posted about 2 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband had his battery replaced one year ago. No problems with it. I agree, you probably need to have yours fine tuned. Good luck

posted about 4 years ago
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