Posted by TypeR03260 on 2013-06-19 12:33. 0 comments. 4 reads
Hi all, I had my PM replaced around 6 weeks ago, now have three wires in situ but all seams to be working ok. I have been suffering from a range of symptoms over the past few week but nobody seams to know why.
A couple of weeks ago my left arm started to go numb over about a 1/4 of my forearm, it has stayed that way since. In the area of numbness there is a slight swelling that appears to follow a vein along my arm.
A few days after the numbness I started to get a 'pulling' feeling around the same area when I tried to use the arm.
There is a vein in the front of my left shoulder that is tender to touch, the PM pocket if still slightly tender to touch.
In the last few days I have started to get l...
Posted by belle on 2013-06-19 10:20. 0 comments. 3 reads
I have to have a new defib put in, and 3 new least on 7/23. Whenever I get a cbc blood test my red cell count is a bit low and my white count is a bit high. Well, when it first came back with those numbers, I had to go for special blood tests, stool test (yuck). After all the tests came back, the dr told me Oh, I guess this is normal for you! Even when I went to the gastro dr and he looked at my numbers, he said why did your doctor send u here ur numbers are on the low side of normal, any similar situations?
Posted by belle on 2013-06-19 10:16. 0 comments. 5 reads
Hi I am having a new defib with 3 leads put in as for the pre testing blood does any one know how many tubes they take, I should not be worried as I get blood taken every 4 months with cardio. All my life when I go for a CBC I got a few points in the red and a few points higher in the white cell count. I had to go through a battery of tests to see why and, in the end the tests came back normal and the drs told me after scaring me half to death that those numbers are the norm for me and have been consistent for the last 5 years.
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Posted by Cnh93 on 2013-06-19 03:39. 4 comments. 69 reads
I got a pacemaker implant last thursday and ever since then i have been having constant irregular heartbeats/skips and i called my doctor last night. he told me to come in this morning and be prepared to be admitted. i got my pm for bradycardia. i am 19 yo male. very scared. please say a prayer
Posted by Apk on 2013-06-19 01:41. 4 comments. 43 reads
I'm 47 and got a pm 4 days ago. I had AV2 block. Very sore and fairly anxious about this whole thing. Please send healing vibes!
Posted by spoe on 2013-06-18 22:07. 1 comments. 40 reads
I had a pacemaker put in March of 2012. I have had pressure in my chest or diaphragm area everyday since I came home from the hospital. It's not pain just intense pressure. They have done an echo and treadmill and say they can't see anything wrong with my heart but they are not sure what is causing the pressure. The pressure gets intense at times. Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this pressure?
Posted by jGirling on 2013-06-18 19:30. 1 comments. 58 reads
I'm a 63 year old man, and I had a pacemaker put in my upper left chest when I was 59. I have had occaional shocking chest pains while lying down since I received my pacemaker, like being shocked or stabbed with electricity. It's always 2 pains, the first pain causes me to be disoriented, then the second pain brings relief, as if it is correcting what the first pain started. -- This has been going on since I have had my pacemaker put in on April 9, 2009. - It only happens occasionally, and only when I'm lying down on a bed or recliner. It never happens when I'm up and about. -- The doctors and pacemaker techs seem baffled about it, as if it shouldn't be happening. -- They can't find any pacemaker connection to it, yet I never ever had t...
Posted by debbiedsd on 2013-06-18 15:53. 4 comments. 109 reads
Hi, I had a pacemaker/defib implanted about 3 weeks ago. I am pretty much over the surgery and was feeling good up until 4 days ago. I am now feeling very lethargic and also have a pulse rate of 135 at resting. This is not consistent but it goes back and forth with none being under 110. When it gets above 110 I usually get light headed and shaky.
The only thing different that happened was that four days ago I was using my cellphone and even though I had it down in front of me about 15 inches away from the pacemaker I could feel it disturbing it so I then stopped using the cellphone.
I also have CHF with my heart pumping at 35% and since this happened I have had a lot of congestion and coughing.
What I am w...
Posted by belle on 2013-06-18 15:45. 2 comments. 56 reads
had my defib put in 2007. Now my battery is low and I have to have 3 leads replaced, of course, the pacemaker itself. It sounded really scary to have it replaced. Can anyone share their experiences with me, i.e., how long u were under, etc. When I was first diagnosed I really put myself into a terrible depression, but since then and with the meds, I feel ok, a bit tired none of my drs will put me on disability. any info would help
Posted by AntonioS on 2013-06-18 13:05. 2 comments. 56 reads
Interested in the discussion about pacemaker Y/N. Wife's bp has been systol over 200, now controlled mainly via atenonol and anxiety pill. Wife's pulse usually low 50's sometimes high 40's. When bp controlled (130/77 - sometimes 120/65) she has headaches and generally feels lousy. I believe raising her pulse via pm would increase tremendously her quality of life.
(She was born 1935 in Nebraska.) (Her mother lived to 100, so I don't want her to have many years of substandard life). (Her physician has been negative re pm.)
Your thoughts and recommendations!