Anybody had DBS at the Walton Centre?
DX with PD 42 now 50.
Been told I am an ideal candidate for DBS.
I still work but the side effects (dyskinesia )off the meds I am on are starting to interfere with me working. Also started getting the dystonia some mornings … I take125mg stalevo, amatadine & rasagaline first thing then 100mg stalevo 4 times a day also wear a 4mg neuro patch.
I have gone through the tests and various phone calls with the specialist / psychologist and surgeon , all so far seem happy for me to proceed.
My questions are
what are recovery times once the initial surgery has been done ?
How long realistically on average does it take to get the DBS fine tuned?
And how much can you reduce your meds by ?
Last of all , I think that from what I’ve been seeing on the web that I will go for the Boston Scientific one , is this a good choice ?