Learning to Control Your Symptoms
Your DBS system offers directional therapy designed to maximize your symptom control while minimizing side effects. All therapy adjustments can be made on an Apple‡ mobile digital device. You and your doctor can fine-tune your therapy over time to find the settings that work best for you.
Connecting to your stimulation device
- Tap the patient controller icon on the Home screen to launch the app. Your St. Jude Medical patient controller app will automatically connect to your device.
- If you have two generators, select the generator you want to connect with from the list.
Starting and stopping stimulation
Start and stop stimulation by tapping on the Therapy is ON or Therapy is OFF button on the Therapy screen.
The Strength button shows the current stimulation strength level. Tap the Strength button to adjust the stimulation level.
- Tap Side 1 or Side 2 Strength on the Therapy screen. On the Strength screen you can adjust the strength for the selected side.
- Tap the + or - buttons to increase or decrease strength levels until you feel a comfortable level of stimulation. The number and green bar will increase or decrease as you increase or decrease strength).