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Posted by Kimber on 2012-12-05 17:03. 6 comments. 419 reads
 
I am looking for someone to talk to about the affects that having a pacemaker causes. I am wondering what is considered normal behavior... with pain, fatigue, moodiness, isolation... And mostly what can be done by me to help and support the one I love that has a pacemaker.

Posted by abbassbagheri on 2012-11-30 06:25. 7 comments. 561 reads
 
I'm 75 yeas old and have been in good health all my life. I've had 1st degree heart block for approximately 7 years and about 3 months ago while driving, I had a near syncope episode which took me to ER. The EKG showed that my 1st degree HB had converted to 2nd degree HB " Mobitz 1". My symptoms ever since have been dizziness, palpitations, and occasional shortness of breath which are typical, however, I've had episodes of nausea and headaches as well. My EP tells me that these symptoms are not typical of 2nd degree HB. I'm scheduled to have a pacer on Dc, 5th, my question is: any member have had these symptoms and did the pacer took care of it or not. Thanks

Posted by Lilmisstraveller on 2012-11-26 23:21. 2 comments. 274 reads
 
Hi everyone,
Is there anyone in Sydney, Australia who would be interested in meeting up or even emailing, some one to talk to? Or know of any support groups that already exist?
Thanks :)

Posted by jonimo on 2012-11-20 15:59. 7 comments. 478 reads
 
Hi,
Just was told I need a pacemaker. Only 54 and freaked a bit. Have had arhythmia, brady-tachhy, for several years, but first visit to Cardiologist was yesterday. Did have a pass-out accident 4 years ago caused by arrythmia, as best we can tell anyway.Luckily no one was hurt. At the time I was told by family doc that med i was taking likely was causing the arrhythmia. He wrote a note to the DMV stating the same, anad that I was no longer taking the med, and my license was reinstated. Cardiologist told me I should NOT be driving, it was NOT the med, an another spontaneous pass-out could happen anytime - yikes!.
Questions:
1) What are possible complications, risks, downsides of pacemaker, surgery and living with one?
...


Posted by conchfm on 2012-11-10 16:01. 2 comments. 259 reads
 
Does anyone in the Fort Lauderdale / Davie area of Florida need support? I have had my ICD for 18 months now, and I have no one to talk to. Have gone to head doctors, but without knowing the feeling of a ICD and shocks, lightheadedness, panic attacks and vertigo, they are not much help. There are no support groups here to help, and no one to talk to.

Posted by Duke Heart Patient on 2012-11-07 11:17. 5 comments. 353 reads
 
Does anyone feel comfortable exchanging emails and chatting ?
I need support , dealing with trama a year ago.
38 Male ... open heart surgery at 2 months old , had a single lead pacemaker implanted last December ...

Posted by golden_snitch on 2012-10-19 09:51. 7 comments. 375 reads
 
Hi!

The UK based heart rhythm charity "Arrhythmia Alliance" has set up a new forum for people with arrhythmias:
http://heartrhythmcharity.healthunlocked.com/

Not that I want to lure people away from this wonderful site, but I thought that it might be nice for the Brits to have a forum where they can find other patients from their country.

Best

Inga

Posted by Workjunkey on 2012-10-19 02:01. 6 comments. 288 reads
 
Hey anyone in the middle Tn area. looking to maybe start aupport group.

Posted by Alrajhi on 2012-10-15 17:43. 4 comments. 296 reads
 
Hey everyone I'm 32 heart failure patient and I'm getting my CRT-P tomorrow i just want to say thank you all for the good information hope my operation go's well wish me luck

Posted by electricmom on 2012-10-07 21:53. 1 comments. 303 reads
 
Anyone in the San Antonio area? Would love to get a support group together here, Thanks Sheila


Posted by traci on 2012-09-27 03:21. 3 comments. 366 reads
 
I don't know of anyone in my area who has a pacemaker

Posted by redrose64 on 2012-09-21 10:08. 1 comments. 250 reads
 
Hi All, Im so glad I found this site, but I would love to have someone to talk to also. Anyone in the BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY area? any groups out there in this area? would like to hear from you. Thanks!

Posted by pani on 2012-09-14 10:21. 0 comments. 278 reads
 
Dear members and friends
Many times i send private text message to some of you to help me ,i just want to tell you all thanks alot for your respose and you all help me to know more and when i know more my stress becomes less .love you all.

Posted by jamie669 on 2012-08-28 00:30. 2 comments. 366 reads
 
So this is what I know now.

Dont let military recruiters tell you are medically disqualified without first following the provided info below.

According to Volume II COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8J- Eligibility requirement, Command, Navy Recruiting Command 2011,
Number 1.

(1) If applicants are rejected for enlistment or affiliation because of medically disqualifying conditions, the examining physician is responsible for informing the applicant of the disqualifying condition, either in person or in writing. Only
physicians may convey medical information concerning a disqualifying diagnosis to the applicant.


Number 2

According to COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1131.2E which holds the list ...


Posted by elenaiyog on 2012-08-23 03:06. 2 comments. 709 reads
 
my son was implanted his 1st PM last 2005 then 2nd time last august 2011,but where asking for help for those kindhearted for his PM..we haven't pay it yet...

Posted by miked on 2012-08-22 12:36. 9 comments. 541 reads
 
Im A 18 year old young man that went threw cardiac arrest at age 17 i died and came back im still wondering why this happen to me at a young age . some time i just wanna give up because i feel like i cant do nothing now that i have an icd . can anyone give me thoughts on what i can do ?

Posted by aihersh on 2012-08-18 22:52. 12 comments. 498 reads
 
Hi,

Just had my PM installed 3 days ago so I'm still very concerned with determining what lifestyle changes must be made. I was unaware of this club and stumbled across it while web surfing.. I'm overjoyed to see the great support available. I'm in the Boston area and would to make contact with nearby members .
Thanks, Art Hersh

Posted by zimcocomp on 2012-08-15 21:36. 5 comments. 490 reads
 
I am so new I don't have the installation date yet, but I was informed I would have to limit my weight lifting on the side of the implant. Also, mobility would be limited and I shouldn't raise my arm above my head. Anyone have any knowledge about this after the chest implant?

Mr. Lynn Zimmerman

Posted by asims10 on 2012-08-14 23:56. 2 comments. 295 reads
 
Hi group wondering if anyone lives in the south florida area that i may speak with, that has or will go through the same situation that I am going through. If so please let me know.

Posted by shermac on 2012-08-06 20:27. 2 comments. 312 reads
 
Hello All

Just reading and joining the club. My mom 80 yrs young just had a PM inserted 7/23. She is now tired everyday and have no appettite, is this normal? and if so, when will it subside/pickup? SM




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