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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

After dbs surgery a period of one month thereafter i experienced depressive symptoms. After switcging off the right-hand side stimulation the depressive symptoms as well as lack of appetite disappeared. But obviously motion stimulator which was working very well, stopped working . Has anybody experienced the same and is there a setting that would work to stop the depressive stimulation as well as not affecting by appetite.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

It helped the tremors like a miracle; freezing, balance, walking, and other it did not help. I would do it again because my tremors are wild.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Depression before DBS but didn't recognize, after DBS apathy a better word I think, to at least supplement depression. Or in other words....... yes :)

posted about 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Yes that is a for sure, staying active is key! I had a DBS PROCEDURE done last April . I'm taking half the meds I'm off for less time but I still have those roller coaster days. My bad part is I now am shuffling my feet quite a bit . And yes I would do it again.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I am 72yrs, not on any meds no DBs or any other treatment to date. I look after my kids and myself 7/11. Right hand shakes a lot but can stop it and use it to do things. Circulation feels poor always cold. Apathy and Confusion bad I was so Active before this Parkinson,s kicked in last year, it's a bummer but could be worse. Think activity is essential.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My microphone is not working correctly and my iPad and I could not edit my answer above. What I tried to say was I had a severe depression before my surgery, Dr. put me on a low-dose of @Cymbalta . After my surgery he upped my dose and it works great on my depression, my appetite was not affected.

posted over 2 years ago
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