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Old 05-22-2002, 03:22 AM   #1
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Question Brain pacemaker???

Fact or fiction??? I have heard of individuals WITH MORE SEVERE CASES OF EPILEPSY recieving a 'brain pacemaker'... an item implanted in the brain that somehow regulates 'the mail' from going to the wrong spots with the wrong frequency. I believe that these 'gadgets' are reserved for WORST CASE epileptics, to REDUCE THE FREQUENCY of occurances in an epileptic that usually has thirty or so seizures a day! But, hey, don't we ALL have the right to be DRUG FREE, AU NATURALE? Where can I find out more about this?

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Old 05-26-2002, 12:50 AM   #2
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You are refering to a VNS "vegus nerve stimulator". Try a web search on that phrase (use the quotes).
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Old 05-26-2002, 08:09 AM   #3
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VNS - Vagus Nerve Stimulator...I believe that is what it's called. Or, at least, that is one of the surgically implanted gadgets to help reduce the amount of sezuires. Look it up in the different search engines...try *********** or

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