My DBS stimulation settings are lower than they were a year ago and I am taking less Parkinson's medication and yet, I am doing better physically.
This makes no sense to my former and current Parkinson's specialists or my Medtronic representative. I saw all three of them when I spoke to the Medical School students in November 2016.
According to the Medtronic rep, my DBS settings are below "clinical therapeutic values."
I don't know why these settings work for me, but they do.
|DBS settings Nov 2016|
I got a new camera since my three year update, and it isn't compatible with the Movie Maker software on my ancient PC, so I can't provide a video update.
This was one day's worth of medication prior to DBS.
|3 Requip, 7 Sinemet, 1 Thryoid|
This is one day's worth now!
|1/2 Sinemet, 1 Thyroid|
Quite a difference, right?