Anyone with a Medtronic Stimulator that they're not happy with?

Posted by stormcruzzer @stormcruzzer, Jan 5 2:44pm

My trial was great, it brought my pain from a 8-9 down to a 5-6. I'm currently having to recharge my battery daily, where I have to sit for a full hour and a half at a time. Sitting with Arachnoiditis is absolute hell, so charging causes my pain to skyrocket and lasts throughout the rest of the day/night.

During the stimulator trial I was able to sit for quite some time and not deal with the pain near this bad. Doctor is extremely concerned and said it is not normal, but doesn't have any answers yet of why I'm not getting the relief, so I'm being juggled back and forth with Medtronic and Pain Management and nobody seems to have any answers.

Anyone else have a similar experience with either a Medtronic's device or another brand?

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Hello @stormcruzzer and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am sorry that you are not getting the relief you were expecting. I wonder if members @gcranor @marcya @pita99 and @carol228 can join you to share their experiences with Medtronic Stimulators.

How long have you had yours?

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One should question why Medtronic is allowed to continually use illegally measures surrounding the pain stimulators if they are actually safe & effective – and why FDA does nothing to stop this kind of repeat offender conduct.

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@hotelito

One should question why Medtronic is allowed to continually use illegally measures surrounding the pain stimulators if they are actually safe & effective – and why FDA does nothing to stop this kind of repeat offender conduct.

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Yes, the initial test was great; however the implanted device did not provide any additional relief and the Metronic’s staff gave up trying to help with the setting “they” control. If I didn’t have the best and understanding pain doctor I would still have the dam thing implanted.
Now the Metronic’s pain pump has provided relief since it was implanted 5 years ago and to this day.

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@hotelito

One should question why Medtronic is allowed to continually use illegally measures surrounding the pain stimulators if they are actually safe & effective – and why FDA does nothing to stop this kind of repeat offender conduct.

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Why aren’t the patients like me who had to get the Metronic’s stimulator removed. I had pain after the implant and after the removal of the Stimulator. Plus I had to deal with the lies of the Metronic’s staff who did the settings; they knew it was not going to work.

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I had a Medtronic Intellis implanted in 2017 and it has brought me life changing pain relief. I am charging for about one hour every 5 to 7 days. Can you lie down while charging instead of sitting?

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