Hello all, was wondering if anyone else had issues such as my fiances. At the end of 2012, he had a SCS implanted. The trial went well, and the first few weeks, the SCS seemed to be working great, and he was able to get off all of his pain medications. About a month later, thinks went drastically down hill. He started getting headaches, and constant diarrhea. At first, we thought he was sick and went to our family doctor who gave us antibiotic, but it didn't help or get rid of his symptoms. He resorted to buying immodium at the grocery store, and I can't tell you how many bottles he has gone through of it, and STILL has diarrhea! He also noticed that if he turned the SCS off, the diarrhea would subside and his bowel movements went back to normal, if he turned it back on, the diarrhea would come back shortly after. We went back to the person who did the SCS implant, and met with our rep from Medtronics to discuss these alarming symptoms! But sadly, that didn't help at all. They told us they NEVER heard of anyone having diarrhea from a SCS, and that it is completely impossible. They tried reprogramming his stimulator, as he did note that it felt like the stimulation was going into his stomache. After they successfully removed the sensations from his stomache, we went home. Upon arriving home, with the SCS on, his diarrhea came back. After a few days of this, he got another symptom. His left buttcheck has a TON of pain, which he did not have before being implanted (Mind you, the battery is in his RIGHT buttcheck!). Accompanying the horrible left buttock pain, he also had numbness feeling by his "area". Alarmed, we went back to the person who did his SCS and met with the Medtronics rep again. As like before, they continued to deny that his SCS could be doing this. We went home with absolutely no resolve. The next day, I took him to the hospital as the pain in his buttocks was radiating and becoming completely intolerable for him. They did cat scans, and thought his disc was ruptured. They transferred us to another hospital, where they injected his spine with contrast for a clearer image on the cat scan. The specialst told us, upon reviewing the new scan, absolutely NOTHING has changed in his back, and wouldn't be causing his symptoms. He told us the only thing he could think of that he had done that changed recently, was the stimulator! And he believes that is the culprit. While in the hospital, the person who did the SCS was suppose to see us, and never did. He was discharged with pain meds, and told to see his doctor to get more until this was resolved. Several messages was left with this person, who never called back. Our Medtronics rep now is on our side, and believes the best thing to do is take it out and see if it clears up the symptoms. We are so upset by all this. He was so happy to be off pain meds and live life, only to go back to it and have no resolution. I wouldn't reccommend this to anyone after what we have been through.