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Posted by Miaria on 2016-04-02 13:48. 4 comments. 375 reads
 
I had an ablation in early January, felt terrible after the procedure for days and days. Three weeks later had a pacemaker installed because while in the hospital my pulse dropped to 20. I felt ok on and off, more off. Had an adjustment made after 2 weeks, felt ok for a few days then went back in last Thursday (two weeks later) because pulse is constantly in high 80 at resting and if I walked 20 feet it would spike over 100 bpm and I would struggle to breath. Doctor said I was in a-flutter now and would need another ablation. I decided to go in on Monday and have a cardioversion to see if this will knock it back into normal rhythm and hold. I had a hard time with the first ablation and was wondering if the second one would be easier....


Posted by ScarletDev on 2016-03-28 14:09. 10 comments. 458 reads
 

I don't have a pacemaker, but I decided to post on this board because I think many of the people on here have faced similar health issues.

The problem is that after 10 years I'm finally done avoiding the fact that I might have a problem and it's really, really uncomfortable.

I have my first appointment with a cardiologist in a few weeks and I don't want to go. I have only recently found out that I have a resting heart rate in the 80s and 90s, but when I stand or move or walk it drops to 40 beats and becomes very erratic. For a long time now if I do anything other than sit I've felt sick, I'm always exhausted, I'm dizzy, I come close to fainting. In the past I have almost blacked out while driving and had to pul...


Posted by azagalfayan@gmail.com on 2016-03-24 22:26. 0 comments. 246 reads
 
Good Day,
We are looking for Males and Females 55-70 who have a Pacemaker device implanted to help manage their heart condition. Must be aware of make and model of device to participate in a Paid Market Research Study taking place March 31st, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

If you or anyone you know fits the above profile please contact us ASAP!

You may call Maryann at 818-464-7519 ext 360 or 310-279-4343 ext 360

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone that may be interested!

Thank you for your time,
Azatui Galfayan

Jackson Adept Research
Project Director
www.jacksonadept.com


Posted by laupek9 on 2016-02-27 10:15. 0 comments. 474 reads
 
I did raise this problem about a month back. I went to GH for physiotherapy (only twice) and was taught to do some excercise which I do at home. At times when I overdid the excercise or accidentally streched my hand to get something higher up then my shoulder muscle would ache the rest of the day. Lying down and sleeping time is the most comfortable time. The pm seems to have settle in when I am lying down. I dread getting up. Sitting up from a lying position is a real discomfort. The pm seems to push itself into a position to accommodate my upright position. The pm will protrude out prominently. I can feel the heaviness of the pressure exerted by the pm to settle in when I am upright.
Anyone experience the same situation after more t...


Posted by hailsmac on 2016-02-21 02:11. 2 comments. 519 reads
 
Hi all 😊 im 33, from queensland Australia. Married with 3 kids. I had a pacemaker put in 2 days ago for Sick Sinus Syndrome with a Tachycardia-Bradycardia component, i apparently also have a right bundle branch block. Holy hell im sore! I wasnt expecting it to hurt this much!

Posted by Simba on 2016-02-13 12:38. 4 comments. 662 reads
 
Anyone know of any Facebook groups for People With a Pacemaker?

Posted by jcritt on 2016-01-17 02:13. 2 comments. 748 reads
 

will my golf ball size pacemaker ever flatten out. My previous
pacemaker wasn't that noticable. this one is very uncomfortable and very close to my arm. i'm short of breath and feel worse than i did before. i'm very unhappy with it.

Posted by ccryer42 on 2016-01-08 19:03. 5 comments. 800 reads
 
hi!!! I'm 42 my name is Cassandra I just had my pacemaker 3 weeks ago due to arrythymia and my heart rate dropping down to 30 in my sleep amd 250 in the day time.. I feel tied at times.. when am I going to feel normal??

Posted by RowdyRam on 2016-01-08 07:10. 10 comments. 883 reads
 
Im happy im alive but i feel like a failure and a broken toy. I just sucks worring about getting shocked and nit bring able to do dtuff i could before. Im only 34

Posted by SkipB on 2016-01-01 20:06. 10 comments. 894 reads
 
Good day : I live north of Spokane Wash. In a little town ( Elk Wash.Hoping to find a lady friend on a pacemaker dating site or something ?Looking to have a adventure Iam still very active at 60 .No strings attached single gentleman been divorced 7 yrs.and thought perhaps I should go on a date .

Posted by gabrielledea on 2015-12-28 23:47. 1 comments. 634 reads
 
Hi, I've had my 3 leads Pacemaker for about two years now, what has happened over the last one month is that every time I enter a store my Pacemaker constantly keeps beeping, not good for me as everyone looks at me as if I've stolen something. The pacemaker has never beeped before, now it even beeps when I'm in the store for a few seconds. Do I need to worry that it's not working as it should. Any feedback would be appreciated.


Posted by Lifeisgood on 2015-12-28 21:58. 3 comments. 655 reads
 
Hi! Have had palpitations every day for a couple of weeks.
When should I get worried? Palpitations are mild - not severe and I saw doctor on 12/10. He did not comment on palpitations and EKG, etc. was OK. My PM recorded 3 episodes this year 2 in August & one on 11/26.Lasted almost 2 minutes each. Someone out there have these palpitations and any advice? Thanks - Happy Holidays. PS I have had PM since 5/2010 &
this had not happened before.

Posted by lkhughes77 on 2015-12-26 16:59. 6 comments. 561 reads
 
I received my pacemaker 12/14/15 and was SO happy to be able to run on 12/24 and 12/25! It is comforting to know that my heart will beat like it is suppose to now. I feel that I am still a bit winded with my running but hoping this will get better. I go back to my technician in 3 months. Any thoughts for a new pacemaker would be appreciated. Thanks, Linda

Posted by Peyton on 2015-12-14 20:23. 6 comments. 670 reads
 
Hi my name is Peyton and I am a 47 year old male from NC. Just received my pacemaker last Wednesday. While I am an optimist and usually handle life changing events relatively well, I am sure there are times when I will need more or a different kind of support than my family and friends can provide. I imagine that those without these devices just don't understand as much as they try and as well intended as they are. I'm no stranger to having foreign objects such as titanium plates and screws in my body but this seems different to me. I'm looking forward to getting to know people in this club and gleaning information from y'all.

Posted by kamlesh on 2015-12-02 19:01. 1 comments. 622 reads
 
dear all,


my self Rahul singh.recentally my friend kamlesh soni came to know that he has heart problem and doctors has suggest him to go for pacemaker as soon as possible. the problem is financially he is not capable to arrange amount of 6 lakhs that was told to him by doctors.so if anyone knows any trust or organization that provide finical help so please revert me back on my email id

rahulsinghg26@gmail.com.

Posted by Athena on 2015-11-18 04:09. 9 comments. 948 reads
 
Hello everyone. I had my pacemaker implanted September 2015. I am a married mother of four. I don't have any support from from Husband who feels that this is my fault. I have been healthy my entire 43 years. In August 2015 I had a few episodes of fainting and went to the ER 3 times. Did a Tilt Table test and my heart stopped for 28 seconds. In September I was diagnosed with "Bradycardia with a Pause". I am in need of some major support because I am feeling so alone. Does anyone know of a support group in the Phoenix, AZ area? Or are there any other places I can get some support? Thank you Everyone!

Posted by ellishunter on 2015-11-11 16:46. 0 comments. 742 reads
 
I had my 2-wire ICD/PM upgraded to 3-wire just prior to an AV Node Ablation two weeks ago. Since a Mitral Valve Repair in January of 2013, I have lived with extreme fatigue and an inability to walk more that 20-30 linear feet without having to stop or sit down for a minute or two. I also have Atrium Fibrillation and BP typically runs 90/60.
After my upgrade procedure, I was expecting some level of symptom relief. This did not happen. Prior to the procedure, my EF had been a steady 20 - 25%. My Cardiologist now tells me it is 35 - 40%. However, I am still fatigued and become SOB with minimal activity. Has anyone had similar experience? I guess my questions are:
Can I expect a later reduction of these symptoms (fatigue and SOB)?

Posted by lychee12 on 2015-11-10 00:55. 5 comments. 725 reads
 
Hi all,

I am completely new to the world of pacemakers. My mother is scheduled to have one implanted in her tomorrow and honestly, I am a bit worried. I understand this is a normal, very common procedure and I know she will be back on her feet in no time! I was hoping to see if there are other folks like me who have loved ones who have pacemakers.

What is the best support you can give a loved one? What should one be mindful in regards to pacemakers, aside from what is already available online or through your cardiologist? What are ways to make this transition as smooth as possible?

Thank you!

Posted by pani on 2015-11-01 17:56. 10 comments. 845 reads
 
Hi dear friends
Maybe u think my post is like a kid post but I'm too worry my husband will have a surgery for next week and I can't sleep and I can't breath I don't know what to do I want to make him relax but I really can't help him he will change a pacemaker and the only thing makes me too worry is about angiography and pls help me even a very short message from anyone makes me a bit better I can't even sleep

Posted by dfscaggs on 2015-10-31 01:59. 1 comments. 680 reads
 
Are there any pacemaker support groups near Dublin, GA?



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