Testimonials: Charles

"And then one day my doctor mentioned VNS Therapy."

"The benefits increase over time. So things that I would not have done the year before the implant, I found myself doing. So I was socializing a little bit more, going out to public places a little bit more, started to develop an interest in the outside world that previously I had shut down.

"Right now, I don't know what the future brings for me, but I'm very optimistic about it and I'm very excited about it."

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"I had completely withdrawn from my family and my friends. I wasn't working. Just leaving my home was a burden. I was living in a prison without bars. I was a shut-in. So simple things like going to the grocery store, going to a department store were stressful, and I hated to do that. It put a lot of pressure on me. And I turned down all social invitations, just completely withdrew. And there are people that I was friends with for 20 to 25 years that I just didn't talk to for many years.

"As I was thinking about VNS Therapy, I was intriqued by the fact that it was a unique and new approach, completely different than everything else that I had tried. I completely reviewed the VNS implant procedure with my doctor, and he made me completley comfortable that the procedure was safe.

"I went home from the hospital the day after the surgery, and I thought I should be in more discomfort.… And within a few days there was no pain or discomfort."

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The VNS Therapy System is indicated for use as an adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures in adults and adolescents over 12 years of age with partial onset seizures, which are refractory to antiepileptic medications.

VNS Therapy (or the VNS Therapy System) is indicated for the adjunctive long-term treatment of chronic or recurrent depression for patients over the age of 18 who are experiencing a major depressive episode and have not had an adequate response to four or more adequate antidepressant treatments.