A 48-year-old female asked:
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What are Vegas nerve stimulator implants removal side effects effects ?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Disagree with Rx: First, not clear to me if you possess a VNS device, but removal can increase sz frequency. Furthermore, you are taking too many seizure meds, as after the first two, the benefit of the third is NO MORE than 3-4% improvement at best and the 4th is clearly egregious. You are best served by either surgery or the VNS unit, and you need to see an epilepsy specialist to get some direction here.
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

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