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southwest2012 posted:
I am facing the decision to go forward with Deep Brain Stimulus (DBS) surgery for my PD. I currently take up to 1400mg Sinemet/day with increasingly bad side effects at meds time.(extreme dizziness, poor balance; etc.) I'm interested in hearing any feedback on pros / cons of DBS. Thanks!
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susiemargaret responded:
hello, S --

i googled ("deep brain stimulation" parkinson's pros cons); take a look at http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=toolbar-instant&hl=en&ion=1&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4DMUS_enUS305US305#hl=en&gs_nf=1&cp=48&gs_id=1c&xhr=t&q=(%22deep brain stimulation%22 parkinson's pros cons)&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4DMUS_enUS305US305&site=webhp&oq=(%22deep brain stimulation%22 parkinson's pros cons)&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=ba8047ecf031fabe&ion=1&biw=1280&bih=715 .

-- susie margaret
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.


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