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Posted by Barbara on June 01, 2000 at 14:01:58:

Hello, I'm new here. My name is Barbara, and I have had seizures sine I was 12 (I'm 30 now). My tonic-clonics are controlled by the carbatrol and lamictal I take daily (1400 mgs carb, 300 mgs lamictal), but I still have quite a few simple partials and complex partial on a regular basis. And the medication makes me sluggish, so I don't want to increase it any more than I have to.

I am considering having a vns installed in hopes of improving my seizure control. I'd like to hear from someone who has had it implanted. I'd definitely like to hear if there are any who have had a poor response, or who have chosen to have it removed.

Appreciate any help you can provide,
Barbara

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