Had my DBS November at Addenbrookes last year and electrodes were placed on both sides. It has not been easy, in fact my surgeon, consultant and nurses are perplexed by my reaction to it!! The operation was for a tremor on my left side and was carried out under general anaesthetic and had to wait two weeks for the "switch on" - understandable as the brain has suffered certain trauma. Since then, in spite of some good times when I felt so well and thought I could tackle anything, I have now developed a severe tremor on my right hand and left leg is off again. The left arm is ok (for the moment). Those good days were wonderful.
I have tweaked till I am all tweaked out, I have tried going without PD meds; that didn't work because all the other symptoms got worse. Switched off, that was horrendous! Upping the amps to far makes my head fell weird!
I had a visit to the hospital couple of weeks ago for pains I was getting in my head and the tremor on the right side and after an hour or more there were three people shaking heads, shrugging shoulders, because and they will tell you they really haven't got a clue!!
So what next, keep going, keep annoying the doctors, keep positive.......
I might get a second opinion? Does any have any experience of having a second opinion?