I was awake during the trial, as the tech needed my verbal reply to where I felt the sensations. The only part that hurt was the initial injection, but it wasn't bad.
Any of the sensations that you feel due to the temporary leads wing misplaced, or migrating, will not be the case with the permanent. There are some restrictions during the post-op period. These are in place to keep the leads in place while healing.
Since what happened cannot be changed, talking about why you didn't have anesthesia during the trial may not be the best use if your time.
May I suggest a better option may be to discuss the anesthesia, analgesia, conscious sedation plans for the implant surgery, if you decide to go ahead with it?
For me, the trial went very well. My leads didn't migrate at all. I has minimal discomfort at the insertion site, and I was 100% sure that I wanted the permanent implant, all based upon the temporary experience.
Please tell your MD of all your concerns at this time. The better prepared you are, the better result you can expect.
Last, regarding the removal of the leads- there were two sutures holding mine in. They were snipped and the leads came out with no resistance. It didn't hurt at all.
Best of luck, and please come back and tell us how you are and what you're thinking.
If you have, you'd probably recognize the symptoms.
If you haven't, if the discomforts continue for another day or so, you may need to be seen by your MD, or a walk-in center.
Meanwhile, Tylenol, Advil, sudafed (if you have high blood pressure, do NOT take sudafed), saline nose spray,
Regarding Afrin,mor other nose sprays/ drops- these should be used with caution. If used for more than two-or-three days, you may get something called rebound congestion, so these products should be used with judicious caution.
If you do suffer from regular headaches with other symptoms of migraine, the sooner you get medical care, the sooner you'll get relief.View Thread