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pain and achiness behind PM

My PM is implanted in the upper portion of my left breast. Lately I've been having some pain behind the PM, or underneath - basically between the PM and the ribcage.
Implantation was 4 months ago.
I've also had itchiness and burning/tingling at the site, mainly the scar and above (where I can feel the wires).
Anything I should worry about? Or just more "new normal" stuff?

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Back again, update for this endless fiasco

HI everyone,
Endless fiasco it is. Sorry to vent the frustration. I noticed the other day the swelling starting to occur in another part of my arm. The pain has gotten so bad I haven't been able to sleep well for several nights now and because of the fatigue I haven't been able to eat well. I told myself enough was enough.

I went to the ER to see if I can get some help. Well, not only did they treat me like I was not a priority, it was the most useless 4 hours of my life. The doc...

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soreness

Hello. I had a pacemaker 10 weeks ago now and am already feeling the benefits - its amazing! I have just one main problem though....soreness and swelling around the wound/scar. I don't necessarily have to do much at all for it to become lumpy and sore. It is beginning to bug me and i just wondered if anyone else experienced this?
In some respects, it would be nice to be reassured that this may be normal.

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breathing heavy

I had my pacemaker put in on may 29, 2007. My heart rate was down to 36 so I really needed it. I feel better b/c I can walk but I do get short of breath and breath heavy....especially going up stairs or a an incline. Yesterday I had a stress test done ..I lasted only 50 seconds on the treadmill so they finished the test another way. I don't know if I have any arteries that are blocked until my cardiologist calls me with the results. But as I was taking the stress test the doctor said that someti...

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fireworks

just going to watch the american fireworks over the lake. they have been amazing the last few years will let you know just how spectacular they were. jessie

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Bradycardia and Sleep Apnea

I have recently been diagnosed as a candidate for a pacemaker; Bradycardia is my ailment (more specifically, Sick Sinus Syndrome). My father and older brother both have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. My wife claims I stop breathing during my sleep sometimes and due to her urging I have had a sleep study session (last night) and now I await the results. As with many of you, with heart issues I have educated myself reading a lot of articles and comments from people such as in this forum. One...

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Newbie

Hi all, I had a pacemaker implanted on 7/1/2007 for what my doctor described as severe Bradycardia which came on very quickly (weeks). I was a very healthy 52 year old fitness nut. I am now having a difficult time adjusting as I have some days that I feel great and others that I feel very tired and still have some dizzy spells if I get up quickly etc. I am interested to know other peoples' experiences after implantation.

Dave

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Give yourself some time.

Just a note to let the newbies know that it takes time. More time than the Doctors will tell you to get to feeling like your old self. My pacemaker was put in at the end of Oct. 2005 for VVS and Bradycardia. I know now that I was sick for at least a year before getting the pacer on an emergency basis. My heart stopped 2 different times for 18 to 20 seconds and was running at 10bpm on the way to the hospital. It took about 6 months time to get the correct settings for me. It has now been a year w...

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Happy 4th of July!

Thank you Auntiesamm and Jessie for your holiday wishes. We can indeed celebrate this Independence Day, thanks to our troops keeping us safe from harm, while serving in the Middle east.
A big salute to each and everyone of them. May they remain safe.
Happy 4th of July!
Jessie, enjoy the fireworks over the lake this evening.

~ Dominique ~

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crawly sensations?

Hi all..God bless. It's me again...i know...i ask a lot of questions dont i? sorry...but you guys are the only ones that truly know what im going through and how to help. Well i have been having weird creepy crawly sensations all over my body lately and im a little scared. I do have a pacemaker. Im 24. I take florinef, nadolol, depakote for migraines, and also midrin. I know i take a lot of stuff. Anyway, i dont really have itchiness its just that i feel like bugs on me and when i look there is...

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Happy 4th of July!

To Everyone in the USA - Happy 4th of July. As you celebrate with family and friends please remember those who helped make this the ""land of the free and the home of the brave". My stars and stripes fly proudly! God bless the USA on this Independence Day.
Sharon

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Pacer affecting vision?

I've recently developed strange synptoms. I see lights in various forms and intensities. There also seems to be a circle of light in front of me. Has anyone experienced problems like this?

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susan-queen-beez

hi susan just read where you said you were not feeling well to-day. hope you are feeling better to-night and that by to-morrow you are back to your old self. i hope that you are taking good care of yourself. jessie

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fyi

I recently found why I was getting a "shock" every night at 8:40 pm. It's because my pacemaker is programmed to run a test every 24 hours if I am resting.I am usually watching TV then . I may start taking a walk instead . No one told about this test . I found out this morning, I was worried sick for the past couple days when I realized I was a getting a KICK type thing at the same time each night . My previous pacemaker did not do this. I could find nothing on the internet a...

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Kickboxing anyone?

I've had my pacemaker for about 8 months now and I've been doing various bits of aerobics and things but haven't tried my real love - kickboxing! Now, I know they said "no contact sports" but I was just wondering if there's anyone out there who's doing any sort of martial arts? Can anyone recommend somewhere to get a protective vest? I'm based in the UK, female and about 5ft2, so I'm finding it tricky finding one that isn't designed for enormous rugby players! Thanks!

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Re: Praying for relief (Posted by carismendez)

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows how carismendez is doing? It's nearly 8 months since I was fitted, and I'm doing fine (touch wood! checkup tonight!). I'm still on midodrine and feel like I'm really alive after 24 years of fainting and low bp! Hope Carismendez is doing okay... Life can feel like an impossible challenge while you're waiting for your battery!

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My ablation was a success

It's been over a month since my ablation. I have been feeling great. My breathing and energy level has returned to normal, well at least normal for me.

I have yet to have my follow-up check-up, but I'm almost 100% sure I'm back in sinus rhythm.

You may recall that I told my doctors (and wife) that I was going to buy a new mountain bike if the ablation was a success. Well, guess what? I'm the proud owner of a new Trek bike. I've been biking everyday for nearly a week no...

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leads affected by airbag?

Hi all,

Last week I was involved in a car accident where my airbag deployed. I have some bruising across my chest so I scheduled a check-up with my cardiologist to make sure that the PM and leads are all okay, but the appointment hasn't happened yet. I'm curious if anyone else has been in this situation before.

Thanks,
Michelle

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elton john

did anyone see elton john sing candle in the wind to-day for the anniversary of dianna's death? i thought it was lovely he sang it for the boys even tho he had said he would never sing it again at the time of her death. she would be proud of those sons who are a credit to the royal family. it is nice they thought so much of her. jessie

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Symtoms after pacemaker implant

Hello All, My Dad just had a pacemaker implanted one week ago for bradycardia, he was also prescribed beta-blockers for papatations. He is still having episodes of palpatations and funny sensations like heart "thumping," and he can feel cold at times and yet flushed at other times. The Doctors have checked the pacemaker and all results show that it is running properly. Can anyone tell me if they experience similiar or even different, or funny sensations or changes since their pacemaker was im...

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