I got a vp strata last year. It's healed me so much. It is programmed. I've not had a low pressure headache since a leaky LP. I got a blood patch for that one! Ouch!
Amrita, your doctor is misinformed. I have one. I've had it for 13 months. They can program it with a magnet ( I'm told) there's still minor side effects. Sometimes it's sore, and sometimes the CSF stings. I wish you the best in your treatment.
Mark, dude I hope your feeling better. I'm sorry you had troubles, I hope your headaches are better. Did you get a vp?
I wish you all well. Xx