Symptoms back

Hi,

I had my pacemaker implanted July 2005. It has since then removed most of my symptoms. In the last fornight I have started to feel the irratic hearbeats rythmes again and yesterday they returned like pre pacemaker days. iIwas very unwell. I have had a pacemaker checkup last week and am now wearing a halter monitor. Today has been as bad. I do not understand what is going on as they say my pacemaker is working perfectly! Anyone had similar or has any idea what may be hppening here. I am fairly devestated at the thought of my symtoms returning.


4 Comments

symptoms

by Pookie - 2008-05-28 10:05:41

I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing your pre-pacemaker symptoms again.

Hopefully the monitor will be able to explain something.

Perhaps someone on this website will be able to respond and might know or have experienced what you are going through.

Pookie

Re: symptoms back

by harley63 - 2008-05-28 10:05:48

Tracey~

Why did you need a pacemaker to begin with? Daignosis? And since the initial placement has the MD indicated how much you are using the pacemaker? Have you taken a blow to the chest or fallen which might have cause a lead to fracture or be dislodged?

The halter monitor is going to give the MD the information needed to determine what has changed and what needs to be done. I know the waiting is difficult, try to hang tough. Call the MD office if the heart rate/beats continue to be irregular or worsen.. or go to the ER for further evaluation.

Let us know how you are doing.

Harley63

Symptoms back

by traceylatham - 2008-05-29 03:05:55

Thanks for the response this is the first time I have tried this website. I got rough ideas from my doctor today there are an number of confusing irregularities going on. I need to go and see him tomorrow for further explanations. As they say 'none are life threatening' this is comforting but does not explain what is going on. the pacemaker was inserted because of blocks and arrythmia. I was canoeing for the first time for years a fortnight ago and as Harley63 suggested I wonder if something has shifted?

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by harley63 - 2008-05-29 09:05:32

Tracey~

Sounds like a pretty decent report from the MD and fast appt. to be seen. So that is good. Let us know what they decide and if you need to talk.. we are all here for you. This site is the best place to find information, support and to share your experiences. You maybe helping someone else by sharing what is going on with your life. Much can be learned just by reading what others post and are working through.

Harley63

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