I’m being constantly zapped when I touch things etc, so loud my partner can hear it not sure why
Build up of static charge can be reduced by increasing the humidity of your environment, changing your clothing to be less static generating - in *general* natural fibres are less of an issue than man-made, *but* silk is particularly troublesome, avoiding rubbing against things (brushing yourself down, crumbs, habitual movements), and considering changing flooring or footwear. Shuffling across a nylon carpet can generate a lot of static. Walking across a polished wooden floor should be less of an issue.
Increasing the relative humidity is often the easiest. In the meantime, you can hold a key in your hand and earth yourself to avoid the nasty shocks, as it will remove the static charge without making you feel a shock. It will look very odd...
Oh wow. This doesn't happen often, but I've seen it before.
Sounds like your Electrphysiologist forgot a key piece of your implant...the earth ground which would prevent static discharge. Look down and all the way around, if you don't see a braided metal strap hanging he forgot.
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Did you figure out yet I'm pulling your cord? The problem you are experiencing has absolutely nothing to do with your pacemaker. It is an environmental condition it'll pass. Then again the helmet couldn't hurt
I see you're in Australia, where it's winter.
Because the air indoors is so dry in the winter a buildup of static electricity is very common. Indeed, I'm surprised you never noticed it before. Maybe you're wearing some clothes or shoes you haven't worn before?
Way back when I was in college, we had these nylon gym shorts we had to wear, and when we had to touch the exercise mats, also covered in nylon, you could get a really nasty zap--and yes, sometimes you could even hear it crackle.
Try using dryer sheets in the dryer to reduce build up of static on your clothes. To tame flyaway hair, spray hairspray on your brush before brushing.
The problem is not caused by your pacemaker.
You know you're wired when...
You can finally prove that you have a heart.
I am 100% pacemaker dependant and have been all my life. I try not to think about how a little metal box keeps me alive - it would drive me crazy. So I lead a very active life.