SCS and know
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klauspabst posted:
Hi got a scs 6 weeks ago. Since then the scs rep programmed it 3 times,and each time she said to me it is to early to get it programmed right.I always got the feeling that i have to throw up,i get terible headages and it did not help one second for my leg or pack pain.My doctor only wants to see me every 4 weeks.I dont know what to do and i feel so help/hopeless.I would apreciate any help ideas what i could do to get better!
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bj1208 responded:
HI Klauspabst - welcome to the support group -

I don't like what the rep informed you stating it's too early to get the SCS programmed right and by now it should be giving you some relief.

I would see a PHYSIATRIST Pain Management Specialist and speak with them - have them refer you for a 2nd opinion with a surgeon that implants these and see what they say.

http://www.spineuniverse.com/treatments/what-physiatrist

most times relief is almost immediate as they do get the programming corrected so there are things that do not seem right.

I hope you can get some answers on this. please keep us posted~~
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dawngri responded:
Hello Klauspabst..........I also has terrible nausea with my SCS. I had to turn it on very low and I used Reglan which did help.......I tries Zofran and a few other anti emetics. There is a very low percentage of people that have the GI tract stimulated. Your doc may say he's never heard of that happening. Well it does! Unfortunately my SCS was a failure and it caused more damage, more pain and significant problems, which I still suffer from today, thus it was removed. I do know that the techs are supposed to make adjustments when YOU feel it is needed. The doctor doesn't feel what is going on inside you. Some people have constant adjustments.............