Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

After the operation

23 February 2009
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You will continue to take your AEDs as prescribed and your doctor should only ever alter them.

The patient uses the magnet when they get an aura/warning or by the family member or caregiver if the person is unaware they are having a seizure. Each person has different results from using the magnet. Some people say that the magnet stops all or most seizures, shortens them, or lessens their intensity or their recovery period afterward. For other people the magnet has little or no effect. The magnet can damage computer discs, credit cards and other items affected by strong magnetic fields. The magnet should be kept at least 25 centimetres away from any of these items.

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