2018-06-15 – A beneficial effect.

It’s now a week since I turned the left hand side voltage down on my neurostimulator, and it has had a beneficial effect on my eating problems.  I am still catching the inside of my mouth with my teeth when I’m chewing, but only about 10% of the time, and with much reduced impact.  Prior to making the adjustment I was biting myself around 80-90% of the time, with enough force to draw blood, so my mouth is a whole lot less sore than it was a week ago.

On the negative side, I have a lot more tremor breaking through on my left side – particularly in my left leg, but I’ll just have to put up with that for the time being.

It is (perhaps) possible to modify the programming of my device to control my tremor without causing me to bite the inside of my mouth, so I’ll mention it next time I go for a DBS tune-up.

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