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Can I use my magnet to turn off my vagus nerve stimulater?

Can I use my magnet to turn off my vagus nerve stimulater?

Yes: Taping the magnet directly over the stimulator will prevent it from working temporarily. When you remove it, it will restart. If you want it turned off permanently, see you epilepsy doctor. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can I put my magnet over my vagus nerve stimulator to turn it off for a while?

CAUTION!: Unless you have been specifically told to do so or shown how to do this, it would not be advisable for you to do anything to a vagus nerve stimulator. If you have questions or concerns, call your doctor or the doctor on call for that doctor and discuss this or see your doctor soon in the clinic. If emergent, go to the er. Don't do it! ...Read more

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Do any of you know what a vagus nerve stimulater is?

Seizure treatment: Vns is an fda-approved treatment for patients with refractory partial epilepsy (over age 12). It is a matchbook-sized device implanted under the skin in the upper left chest with a wire that connects to the left vagus nerve (in the neck). It is programmed by your neurologist to provide electrical stimulation for 30 seconds at 5 minute intervals. It can be a very effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the vagus nerve? Can gerd/lpr stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

What is the vagus nerve? Can gerd/lpr stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

Nerves in the neck: The vagal nerves, 1 on either side of the neck, control the vocal cords; the left vagal nerve also gives parasympathetic innervation to the heart. In theory, gerd shouldn't stimulate the vagal nerves, because the esophagus is further back in the throat, while the vagal nerves are close to the front of the throat. ...Read more

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What happens if we cut vagus nerve?

What happens if we cut vagus nerve?

Vagus nerve: Cutting the vagus nerve, especially bilaterally can led to severe heart problems along with lung issues such as pneumonia, bronchitis among other issues. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged vagus nerve?

Depends: Really depends on where the nerve is damaged and what caused the damage to assess whether the nerve can be repaired. ...Read more

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What is it like to wear a vagus nerve stimulator?

Not very visible: Cosmetically, the stimulator/battery unit is placed below the collarbone. It may not be very visible under the skin. ...Read more

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What are the indications for a vagus nerve stimulator?

Uncontrolled sz: Those with uncontrolled partial epilepsy should be evaluated for resective epilepsy. If not a candidate, those with uncontrolled seizures may consider vagus nerve stimulation (vns). Vns should be thought of as another anti seizure medication (aed). It rarely eliminates the need to take aeds. It is palliative, not curative. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms if the vagus nerve is cut in the neck?

What are the symtoms if the vagus nerve is cut in the neck?

Depends: I f below branch called recurrent laryngeal- there may be no symptoms. This is a concern with neck or carotid artery surgery ...Read more