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Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000279065.64261.d8
Department: Letter

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy

Seals, Susan

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I would like to recommend a treatment for epilepsy that has improved my life greatly. It is called Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS), and it was a godsend for me.

Almost a year after starting it, I have only had two seizures and am on less medication. I believe it's been in use for nine years and also works on uncontrolled depression, a common side effect of epilepsy.

I know it is working for me and expect to be taken off of the anti-depressant drugs this month. Please tell your readers about this wonderful advancement—they can check out Epilepsyfoundation.org for more information.

Susan Seals

©2007 American Academy of Neurology

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