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Posted by garydiamond on 2014-05-12 01:20. 34 comments. 1153 reads
 
Well I had mine done 4 25 14, and I must have had a bind shaver,

who missed 5 spots one real big one right under the pacemaker,

than i get another blind nurse to put more very sticky bandages on

top of the missed thick hairs all around my new pacemaker.

Of course i could not sleep at Yale 20 York street New Haven

because of all the dam noise and alarms going off I leave with

almost no pain. then i go home, and go visit my poor wife who

because of all this crap ended up in a locked up mental ward,

everything was still fine at that point.

I go home and i'm all pumped up finally i start to fall asleep around

2 am, and i fee...


Posted by jagmach1 on 2014-05-11 21:50. 1 comments. 137 reads
 
I have pm/df since August 2013. I have a problem with bumping the side of implant every time I reach up or out quickly.
The pain is quick but bothersome. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I was told the unit would have to be moved to fix problem. Not sure I want to go through another surgery. Thanks for your help.

Posted by dreams on 2014-05-11 04:26. 2 comments. 222 reads
 
Had a new pacemaker almost one year ago, and yesterday and today pacemaker, is visible in my chest with beats, is that normal? thanks

Posted by cgomez on 2014-05-09 15:23. 9 comments. 213 reads
 
Here I am 6mos post surgery from my pacemaker and it hurts itches burns stabs n is so irratating to me. I feel like I cant take it anymore . So the pacemaker company rep says I cud be allergic to it . Now I have to wait for testing on it. And my doc said he might be able to put it behind my muscle. Does any one else have this problem ? Cuz I need some advice on how to deal with this.

Posted by ghw on 2014-05-09 12:26. 1 comments. 188 reads
 
I have had a pacemaker since June 2008. For the last three weeks I have been having a lot of PVC. Went in this week and had pacemaker checked was told it was working alright. About three weeks ago I hear something come from my pacemaker, sounded like a spark. Now my pulse is set at 65 but I have 2 beats then a PVC then 2 beats. This is not comfortable. So in one minute I have 40 beats about 25 PVC. anyone have idea what is going on?


Posted by CCBlock on 2014-05-05 23:48. 4 comments. 124 reads
 
I'm wondering if anyone on here as a Connective Tissue Disorder and has a PM? I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrom and they have told me that my PM could wander because of the collegene deficiency in my connective tissue. They said that basically because I don't hold stitches well, the pacemaker could begin to wander. I know this could obviously happen to anyone but I'm wondering if others with CT disorders have experienced this?

Posted by annie49 on 2014-05-04 17:36. 5 comments. 301 reads
 
I posted a week ago about my symptoms when exercising: SoB, irregular pulse, feeling unwell. I've had my PM 7 weeks now (for AV heart block II at>140 bpm), and reported these symptoms and have just been told, after exercise with a holter monitor was analysed, that the symptoms are due to Pacemaker Wenckebach Phenomenon over 140bpm. I've been advised to avoid exercise over this threshold until they can get me in for an appt, and that altho they'll look for a reprogramming solution, they don't sound very hopeful. I feel very shaken and disappointed, as if i'm back to square one. If I'm dropping beats and feeling unwell with gentle jogging, it seems no better than the heartblock! When i looked up Wenckebach PM, it said 'adverse prognosis' whi...


Posted by Traciek on 2014-05-04 10:17. 5 comments. 259 reads
 
Good morning,

Had pacemaker fitted 3/24, everything seemed good, but last week just one little part of the incision hadn't healed a little bit of puss an blood came out, nurse called antibiotics called in and drs apt tomorrow, BuT every time I move I find the whole pacemaker site sore, it feels like the device has moved and is hitting. Something it shouldn't. Rather than being slightly lower than the collar bone it feels like like its hitting it, I can't get comfy or lie on my side, I don't think it should still be bothering me after all this time should it? I'm also having weird pains almost underneath the breast deep in side and on the left hand side. Not sure if I'm just being anxious or this is "normal" any one had similar ...


Posted by ph1l on 2014-05-04 07:49. 4 comments. 235 reads
 
Hi I am new here so hello to all. I have had a DDDR pacemaker fitted two days ago and I have started experiencing some pain in my solarplex area. It sort feels like indigestion, is this a normal feeling?

Posted by awcraig37 on 2014-05-03 11:46. 2 comments. 555 reads
 
I am on my 3rd day post pm implant and I have encountered an unexpected complication. I had the pm installed because I have had sinus bradycardia (37-47 bpm) over the past 4 years after I was put on a low dose Sotalol regimen a few months after a failed PVI ablation. The Sotalol had stopped my afib/aflutter, but with the side affect of getting easily fatigued and feeling tired all of the time. My EP suggested that I could either try another ablation or have a pm installed, so I decided to go the pm route. So, anyhow I had the pm implanted on 4/30/2014 and the procedure seemed to go without complication, and my post-op x-ray showed the pm and leads were OK and my at rest heart rate has been at a steady 70-72 bpm. The problem that...


Posted by Angelcat on 2014-05-02 15:06. 28 comments. 594 reads
 
Good evening, I had my pacemaker fitted on Wednesday morning, by the afternoon I was back having a lead redone as it had moved. Not a very nice experience. However I asked the cardiac technician whether it is safe to use my induction hob which is 7 years old and he said no. So I have done research and get conflicting results.
Has anyone come across this problem, if so your advice would be appreciated.

Posted by JBM on 2014-05-02 09:23. 7 comments. 242 reads
 
Everything seem to be going along very well and then I went in for 10 day check up and found out I have some AFib.So this has not shown up until now. At one time,20 years ago,I had a slight flutter and took a beta blocker which seemed to take care of it. However,when my heart rate became so slow they took me off the beta blocker. Anyone with that experience ? Also my blood pressure has gone up since PM installed,now have to go to PC Dr.to rework that - good news I have more energy ,so it is not all bad. Also I was and am dieting before and now PM implant - not anything radical just a pound or two per week - could thatkpme have triggered any of this ---

Posted by Daicompacifica on 2014-05-02 01:57. 2 comments. 146 reads
 
2 months ago I had a single lead pacemaker implanted, today I went into the hospital for the A/V node ablation, I explained that over the last few days the pacer site was turning red and was starting to hurt, they put off the ablation and are doing a blood culture to see what's going on. Any insight on what could possibly happen now? I was told it possibly might need to be removed and re implanted.

Posted by Mojo on 2014-05-01 18:13. 2 comments. 256 reads
 
I am a newly 60 year old female with Medtronic Dual Chamber Pacemaker inserted in June, 2013. I have had months of feeling good heart-wise. I've been down for a month with a nasty asthma attack and was on heavy oral steroids for weeks an weaned down as usual. I just saw my great cardiologist 2 days ago and all was fine. This morning I woke up feeling out of sorts, a little dizzy, nauseous at times, my chest is tight and for hours my heart rate was 125-155, and now is beating, hard, very slowly, between 51 and 59. My normal rate has been 78-80. I just don't feel well at all. Why would it change so drastically in a matter of hours? I haven't done anything different. Any suggestions? Have had call in to the doc but no call back ye...


Posted by ahuett23 on 2014-04-30 22:38. 2 comments. 102 reads
 
23 years old had a pm put in on April 11th 2014. I have been having same symptoms last couple days as I did before I had the pm put in. I heard the tech that checks the pm say something about sinus tachycardia. The cardiologist originally diagnosed me as having sick sinus syndrome. I wasn't having chest pain or anything yeah I have bronchitis and asthma. I'm worried because the tech said everything looked perfectly fine but was talking to the doc about tachycardia and few other things that we're hard to make out. They did a x ray and about 2 hours later wanted to do a ct scan with iodine of my chest. Could they have seen something on the x ray or what I've never had an x ray and than a ct scan

Posted by ahuett23 on 2014-04-30 15:16. 3 comments. 242 reads
 
I'm 23 I had a dual chamber pacemaker put in April 11th, 2014. Last several days I have been feeling like I have been before the surgery and something new but don't know if you may know or had this but my body feels like it's radiating heat, usually when I leave the air conditioner on I wake up freezing but last 2 nights I wake up drenched in sweat and only wearing a pair of short shorts and husbands beater I sit in the room with the air conditioning on 8 and I'm drenched in sweat like I just took a shower. Yesterday I almost passed out feeling like I have no energy and was standing up brushing my teeth when I started feeling out of it my hubby took my pulse and heart rate was about 115-120 standing up. The only thing that's new now is exc...


Posted by ahuett23 on 2014-04-29 15:43. 2 comments. 174 reads
 
Im 23 I had a pm implanted on April 11th 2014, it's April 29th. I haven't had any problems except the last 3 days last 3 days I have almost no energy at all and than today I feel like I'm going to pass out and almost did I haven't felt like that since before the pm being put in. My hr races I was standing up and could feel my heart rate start goin fast and it was at least 116. Had the air condition on all day and all night and woke up sweating and still am. When normally I would wake up freezing. My body feels like it's radiating heat. Its frustrating going from not being able to do to basically nothing and doctors not being able to find anything wrong to them finding out having surgery feeling great and than that being taken away.

Posted by JoFosqk226 on 2014-04-29 13:33. 1 comments. 133 reads
 
Mothers in the group! I am currently 5 months pregnant with a baby girl. My doctor proposed to me that I MIGHT be able to have a vaginal birth if I take an epidural. I have long Q-T syndrome and have an ICD implant (pacemaker and defibrillator). Here are my concerns:
1 - My heart tends to beat fast normally and makes me very tired in certain strenuous situations. I am still able to exercise, quite intensely actually. But what if I get too exhausted to continue with my labor?

2 - and this is the big one - What happens if I shock during delivery? I know this scenario won't happen, but I have this terrible visual of getting shocked and my baby comes flying out across the room. If I do get shocked, there is no way I will be ab...


Posted by morgee on 2014-04-29 11:36. 1 comments. 116 reads
 
Good afternoon to all. Has anyone experienced feeling lightheaded with palpatations. Worse when sitting down. I had pacemaker 12 months ago for cardiomyopathy. Thanks. morgee

Posted by Lizzie on 2014-04-29 03:17. 5 comments. 250 reads
 
Hi everyone,
Had my metal mate since 2009 for SSS,I was told the bottom rate was set at 60.
I also get Afib.
Yesterday had bout of what I thought was Afib but pulse very slow at times 48 or 50.
Now I thought it couldn't go below 60. Is this correct or am I just a bit dumb.
Returned to sinus rhythm in about 2hrs after taking a flecainide 50 mg and a soluble aspirin.
Episodes of Afib increasing.
Appreciate any comments.



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