Intermittent pain


I made a moved my arm backward yesterday and got a sharp pain over my pacemaker site. It last about half an hour. It was a sharp intermittent jagging pain. It is still happening every so often. Could it be a box or wire moved over a nerve or something. Would be grateful for any info. Thanks.



by hooimom - 2007-05-28 05:05:54


If you have been through this before and it feels different, I would call the clinic. Maybe they can tell you something over the phone. I would hate to see you travel five hours, but it would be worth the trip if the pain doesn't go away.

I'll never complain about my 2 hour drive to the doctor again!


by hooimom - 2007-05-28 09:05:40

Hi Majella,

I am assuming you have recently gotten your PM. I was so worried in the beginning about every pain being a disconnected lead--I almost drove myself crazy. If you are worried, call your doctor's office and schedule an interrogation. They can tell if something has happened. I had quite a bit of pain in the beginning. Nerves are irritated, muscles are affected-there is a lot going on in our bodies after a PM is implanted. Nothing was wrong with my PM, leads or site. My body just had to heal and adjust. I promise, it does get better.



by majella - 2007-05-28 12:05:45

Hi Michelle,

thank you for your comment. This is my fourth pm, I had it implanted in January. The pain is just a little strange, as it is jagged and sharp, not consistent with movement etc..just intermittent, almost like a little shock. So I don't know what it is, I just hope it goes away!!! I live very far from my pacing centre, five hour drive, Im in the 'outback' in Ireland. I am pacing dependent, so guess if it gets more persistent or worse I will have to go my doctor. Thanks again


by dettiger2003 - 2007-05-29 03:05:52

I see that you have a medtronic if you have the over the phone testing you can call them anytime and tell them that you think something is wrong that is the fastest way to ease your concerns and worries

You know you're wired when...

Your pacemaker receives radio frequencies.

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