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Sun, Jul 12 8:45am · Peripheral nerve stimulators in Neuropathy

I ended up with a $6000 bill, despite having medicare, am paying $100 a mo. on it. I called medicare and they said it was because I didn't go to approved provider. They always had covered it there, but changed and didn't advise me. Made me very mad!

Sun, Jul 12 8:42am · Peripheral nerve stimulators in Neuropathy

Had mine installed in March 2019, I never had good results, the pad on my back would not stay in place. I'm going to try to have it taken out this summer and a spinal fusion done. That way, I can get away from morphine and stool softeners. Never can seem to get it regulated right. I want to have bowel movement in morning, which I usually do but sometimes it doesn't work until evening. If it does work in morning, then I have gas starting about noon, feeling like I have to go all the time. I hate it!

Mon, Jun 29 4:24pm · Peripheral nerve stimulators in Neuropathy

After the initial visits to see what was going on, I just got tired of making the trips over to get the settings changed when it would not stay in the right place, I didn't think there was anything I could do so I just gave up. He would have had me going to the office every week and I didn't want to keep doing it. It takes too much time and too much gas! Maybe I give up too easy but I was so disappointed in it. Have a wonderful week!

Mon, Jun 29 4:21pm · Peripheral nerve stimulators in Neuropathy

They had told me that the stimulator was the last thing they could do for me. I'm old but I think in fairly good health, but my balance is terrible. I pray with every step I take that I won't fall and break my hip. I've had 30 some operations and never had a problem, I hope my luck, blessings haven't run out.If I could get out of pain and be able to walk right without feeling that I'm going to fall down that it will be the biggest blessing that God could give me for these last yrs of my life. I'm going to be 79 in Oct, I'm an antique! You look pretty young. I hope that you do well.

Mon, Jun 29 4:15pm · Peripheral nerve stimulators in Neuropathy

Sorry to hear of your experience. I now just use morphine to control the pain, plus, i use arthritis strength tylenol with caffeine and aspirin. Sometimes, I'm entirely free from pain and sometimes an ache. The drs tell me the pain is coming from my back, not where it hurts, it sure is hard to see that. Sometimes I want to cut my leg off. Before morphine, when I went to dr, I was in insufferable pain. I wanted to die and told him that if I had to live with that the rest of my life that I wanted to end it and even tho I'm a christian, I couldn't help it. I told him that if his wife were in the same pain that I was in, that he would give her something to ease the pain. Before that, I had Salon Pas patches up and down my leg where it helped the most and slept with an oversized heating pad laying down my leg. I'm hoping that I'm a candidate for spinal fusion and that it takes the pain away eventually. I don't mind a little pain but what I was going thru was horrible. Good luck finding something.

Mon, Jun 29 2:12pm · Peripheral nerve stimulators in Neuropathy

I hope you like the stimwave better than I did. I'm having mine taken out. I had it a year ago. I followed rules for 3 mos and got so frustrated that I just quit using it. It advertises wireless. That's a laugh! it may be inside you but you still have to rely on a battery that you have to keep charged. I had everything tested a couple different times.and it showed everything was working ok, but I could not get the antenna to connect to the end of the lead. Rarely could I find the pulse even when I put it on the highest it had.I couldn't keep the battery in the right place. I have a roll around my tummy and when I moved, the battery would move off the end of the terminal. This was the first time I tried to look up reviews. I just hope you have better luck than I did. Perhaps if you are curvy in the right places, it may stay in place. Let me know how you get along with it. I can't offer any advice. I'm having mine removed so that I can possibly have spinal fusion to keep the bones in the right place, L4 and 5.