dbs cause for concern?

Hi PD forum.

My partner has had DBS and had it turned on last week while off medication. It had no apparent effect other than some pins and needle-type feelings. Should I be worried?

Many thanks.

Hi tiredcarer,

If you have concerns about any potential side effects, the best thing to do would be to contact your partners’ GP or speak to his Parkinson’s nurse. They’d be able to properly assess his condition and can give you both a detailed medical evaluation. You can also contact our helpline on 0808 800 0303 and speak to one of our advisers as they have a lot of knowledge on DBS and can offer more information and support on this.

Do let me know if you find this information useful and please feel free to come back to me with any more questions.

Best wishes,

It takes a while to get the settings right and meds give it time