I received my Neuro-Stimulator Implant from The Reed Migraine Center in Dallas, Texas July 18, 2013. I am so happy I have my implant!!! Thank you Dr. Bulger!!
I keep my stimulator on 24 hours a day because I have chronic daily migraines. If I turn it off then I will have a migraine in less than 1/2 hour. I have 80% of the migraine pain gone. Which is HUGE! Going from everyday 24/7 to 80% gone is amazing.
I have 4 leads. 2 leads in my neck and 2 leads over my eyebrows. I have tingling in my head 24 hours a day. I can adjust each lead individually too. Which is huge because sometimes with migraines one side of my head is having worse pain. I haven’t had any pain in the back of my head since the stimulator has been turned on. I have had a few chargers break and then it’s back to the emergency room.
The trial is easy and best way to determine if this implant will work for you. I know some people who only have an Occipital Nerve Stimulator (ONS) but mine is more than that. I have 2 leads over the occipital nerves and 2 leads over my eyebrows over the Supra Orbital nerves. I definitely would not have relief if I only had the ONS. I’m always happy to answer any questions if you email me.
I wish everyone had the opportunity to do this to see if would get rid of their pain.
It is not a cure! Please know if you do this that it is not a cure. It masks the migraine pain. My implant has been a key stepping stone in figuring out the cause of my migraines. As of April 12, 2017, I still get 80% relief and an very happy I have it. As you can see on my blog I finally after 19 years of daily migraines have determined the cause of my migraines in 2015., Lyme Disease and many co-infections.
You can read about that journey here : My Migraine – Lyme Journey
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