If you feel like something's not right with your therapy, or you're not getting relief from your symptoms, you should call your doctor. You can call Medtronic DBS helpline for help with your device.
Call your doctor if any of the following situations occur:
There may be changes in the level of your symptom control over time. These changes may include:
In many cases, your clinician can correct these changes by reprogramming your DBS system. However, surgery may be required to reposition or replace the lead, replace the system, or remove the system. When the neurostimulator is turned off, your symptoms will return. Some symptoms return quickly. Other symptoms may take longer to return. Because your disease changes with time, your condition may improve, may worsen, or may remain unchanged with stimulation.
Carry your patient ID in your wallet or purse at all times in case of emergency. It shows that you have an implanted medical device. You will also need your patient ID when going through security at airports.
Our DBS helpline is here to answer your questions about your implanted system or treatment. We can provide general educational information about Medtronic devices and answer technical questions about Medtronic devices and therapies.
TO REACH THE DBS HELPLINE, CALL +44 (0) 1923 205101