I have heard that dbs only lasts for about ten years? Everyone out there that has had dbs for over ten years can you tell us what, if anything, is starting to happen to you? Do your symptoms go back to the same as when you first got dbs? Do they gradually get worse? Bean
How long have you had yours? For what it is worth I was 38,(I think 🤓) when they diagnosed me. Have had dbs for about 5yrs now and am on my second battery. I started with a Medtronic which was good, I also remember total frustration and disbelief at the prospect of not shaking anymore. Hell I would have settled for a cut in half!! Medtronic had a five year warranty and I am not the greatest patient in the world so after about 3yrs noticed the battery was draining quicker so started researching and Boston Science has a rechargeable battery that has a 15 yr warranty, replaced it with that last year and love it. Haven't taken any medication since about 6months after first install. Sorry this turned into a book, it takes time to integrate "fine tuning" as my Medtronic rep would say
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, since you had your dbs now for 14 years, can you give me any advice? What worked and what did not work for you with the dbs? Also, it is taking me some time now since dbs to get my programming right. I have not had any relief from any symptoms so far. My parkinson is even a little worse since I had my dbs procedure. Bean
I just got the Boston Scientific box installed (rechargeable battery) am completely ecstatic about it. They took out the Medtronic which lasted 3 yrs. Good luck with it all. T
Dbs is different for every one their is no time limit to its life so whom ever told you 10 years is talking tosh.
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