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Vagus Nerve Stimulation for diabetic seizure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my wife has been diagnoced with diabetic seizures,they want to or may insert a vegas nerve stimilater,just want to know your thoughts.                                                                 
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Since when is she diagnosed with condition?
User :   hi,she is 42,she is type 2 diabetic and has been insuline dependent for 8 months,just consulted doctor today but have been in and out of hospital for months
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   she has been very sick for almost one year,unfortunatly we dont have family doctor so we have gone to hospitals for long time now
Doctor :   I'm GP.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You will have to consult a neurologist for this.
User :   do you know anything about this stimulater
Doctor :   I just have a basic idea.
User :   ok,and your thoughts,is it common
Doctor :   It is a treatment option for patient who are not controlled by medication.
User :   iam just worried and iam not sure if it will stop seizures,yhey are very bad and almost dayly
User :   i understand your a gp,just want to research for more info
Doctor :   It is tough to predict the effectiveness of it every patients.
Doctor :   this therapy known to reduces the
Doctor :   number of attacks.
Doctor :   Also reduce the duration of the attack.
User :   what is your thoughts,who should i talk to or where can i go to get more info
Doctor :   You can consult a neurologist for further assistance on this issue.
Doctor :   Or any epiletology
User :   thank you,we have a appointment coming up i was just trying to research before we talk,thanks again
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?

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