Don't wait too long to get DBS--' if you're Parkinson's gets too severe it won't work as well . Also you might not get accepted into a program - if Sinemet stops working entirely you won't be able to find a program that will take you! There are surgeons around that can do DBS on you when you are asleep (I found one) so don't be misled. Ask a Movement Disorder Specialist today! !
DBS reliably reduces or eliminates tremor and dyskenesia. It can also help with cognition, balance, swallowing, gait, hand coordination , speech and other symptoms. Neurologists say DBS only helps a few motor symptoms, but they haven't spoken with their patients! After having the surgery myself and speaking with other patients, I am convinced DBS can potentially help any symptom affected by the lack of dopamine.