I have a medtronic device

April 12, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Last year in April, my neurosurgeon decided it was time to implant a neurotransmitter for my CIDP pain. I have gone through all the medical therapies, at least the pharmacutical route without any luck. I suffer from both burning pain and also from stabbing pain. Looking back, I am not too sure I would do it again. See, it helped greatly with stabbing pain, but not at all with th e burning pain. I still haven’t gotten used to the constant electricity that is shooting through my body, so I don’t know if I would do it again. It is constant electricity and at times can be very uncomfortable. The best thing to do is a trial run. The only problem that the trial has is that the trial period is only 5 days. That is not enough time to judge whether or not it is worth having the stimulator implanted. Basically the benefit is just not worth it. At least not for me. I hope you get better results than I did, or that my experience helps a bit. Good luck……