Pin type sensations

Decided to google up my “pin type” sensations when I came across your site. I hate to say that I was “encouraged” to hear others had these same sensations but I feel better knowing that I am not just imagining these pin type pricks around my pacemaker. I have been bothered by the fact that I can have just a few per day to having many. The degree of the sharpness can vary as well. 

Just had mine installed in January of 2019. My second checkup is in April. I’ll ask the doctor about the frequency and degree of sharpness at that time. You all take care...


Ant bites

by Theknotguy - 2019-03-09 07:46:42

The pin prick or as some people call them, "ant bites" types of sensations are the nerves healing in your incision site.  It's normal.  They can vary in intensity and quantity.  Eventually the sensations go away.  I think I was a couple of years out and would still get an occasional twinge.  It's still normal.  

I volunteer at a charity woodshop.  I get into situations where I'm tossing wood around.  On one occasion we were moving planks at or about 40 pounds at a pop.  I got really sore because my pacemaker was being pinched  between my shoulder and my ribcage.  I'd work one day then spend the next four days with hot and cold packs and Tylenol.  But, then again, most people don't toss around 40 pounds of wood at one time either so I created my own problem.  Depending upon what I did there were days it felt like my pacemaker was covered in sandpaper and I'd be sore for a while.  Now, after five years (almost six), I can do what I want and don't have any soreness.  

Hope everything else is going well for you. 

Ant Bites

by Grateful Heart - 2019-03-09 11:16:54

I'm the one who calls it ant bites.  I was a tomboy and if you have ever been bitten by an ant ...that's what it feels's sharp and it hurts.  It is the nerves regenerating after having been cut.  Not everyone feels the sensation but you are normal.  :)

Ask your doctor about it.....but be prepared....some doctors say they have never heard of it??

Grateful Heart


by BigFish - 2019-03-09 11:42:40

Thanks for the responses. Initially I was worried but feel more comfortable knowing there are logical answers out there. Thank you!

Little Zaps!

by BigFish - 2019-03-10 08:38:34

Yes to those! Bad thing is that I can be in front of a client or at a restaurant having dinner and ZAP! Certainly causes a reaction....

one time

by Uelrindru - 2019-03-30 14:39:58

I only had it one time that I remember but it was awful and lasted forever. after that never had any pain at all.

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