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« on: February 15, 2009, 10:52:06 AM »

Our son makes a loud noise while he breathing during sleep.  Has
anyone else with a VNS experienced this and have you been able to
solve it?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 02:45:42 PM »

:D HI Dave &  :Welcome: to the VNS Message Board!  We're glad you joined us!

Myself and another Moderator responded to your original post in the Guest Forum.  I hope you were able to read what we wrote.

It is not uncommon for people with VNS to develop sleep apnea (breathing difficulties while sleeping) & have problems sleeping.  This is something you should talk over with your son's doctor-you want to make sure he is getting adequate oxygen supply while he is sleeping.  The vagus nerve is responsible in helping regulate quite a few vital things in your body including the respiratory system.  From the main page of the board you can access the Patient & Physicians manuals (if you haven't already received the manual), and it states in those that sleep apnea is a possible known side effect.  Patients and/or their caregivers aren't often given the manuals until after implant.

Plese keep us updated on how things are going.  We look forward to learning more about you & your son, and hope for a quick resolve to the situation.

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