Hi Marie Louise!
I am 7 months after the procedure in Poland today. I have a stent in my left lower jugular vein. My procedure was fine - no pain I only felt pressure for 2 seconds. I have never felt my stent. I was even sleeping on my left side that night. I had 1 follow up so far with Dr. Simka - 77 days after my procedure. The flow in my left jugular was not still as strong as in my right healthy jugular. But it was zero before the procedure. Couple of doctors in Slovakia told me before my procedure that there is no reason to be scared as they use stents for jugulars in Slovakia as well just not for MS patients.
Well, these days they already use it for MS patients.
An interven. radiologist and an angiologist who do the procedures in Slovakia would like to see my jugular next week.
I think MS is much bigger risk than a stent. On the other hand I knew I can go to Poland again in case of emergency and I was sure at least 4 doctors will be able to check me here and do for example angioplasty or anything. We do not pay for this in Slovakia.
I have been in contact with Dr. Schelling as well and Dr. Leonardo Corcos as well.
I felt and I feel safe about stents. I have informed my neuros and my GP as well.
I understand your situation might be different.
Good luck with any kind of decision and the procedure!
Aug. 7, 09 Doppler Ultras. in Poland, left Jugul. valve problem, RRMS since 1996, now SPMS,
- Nov.3,09: one stent in the left jug. vein in Katowice, Poland, LDN, never on DMDs
- Jan. 19, 11: control venography in Katowice - negative but I feel worse