Tingling - Doubtful That It's From The PM

So I've had my Medtronics Dual Chamber PM (Sparky) since May 2017 and never had any problems with it.

Over the years, perhaps 2 or 3 times at most, I get a tingling on my right side, from the neck down and the to the right shoulder and maybe 2 to 3 inches down my arm.

It feels like a low level "stim" and can last a few days to a few weeks and then goes away.

I have no idea what it's from and fully doubt it has anything to do with the PM.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.




I would have a word with your general doctor

by Gemita - 2021-04-25 11:27:40

Hello Sparky, I hope you are behaving yourself.

I would look cervical neck/spine.  I would also go along to see your general doctor for a few tests to rule out any other conditions which could be causing this.  Do you have any numbness, changes in skin colour, swelling anywhere, loss of normal function of a limb or do you just experience tingling?  Your doctor could make a number of checks.

There may be a nerve related compression type injury somewhere, especially as we age, due to stenosis.  I get tingling, with some numbness frequently in my right cheek.  It is likely due to cervical nerve compression, although it is still being investigated. Also many other conditions can cause tingling of course including diabetic neuropathy and other serious conditions like MS and also vitamin deficiencies, so a few checks wouldn't go amiss.

I note you have had sciatic nerve problems in the past. Any chance this might be radiating pain type symptoms? 

By the way, which side was your pacemaker implanted?  I still get symptoms from my pacemaker, three years on.  Any trauma to the nerves during implant can take a long time to heal and may continue to cause symptoms (intermittently).  I hope you get some answers from your doctors


Really Appreciate Your Notes .....

by MartyP - 2021-04-25 12:06:21

Pacemaker on left side, tingling on right side (and at this moment it's gone)

Sciatic from a few years ago - Nope - I don't think so.

Nope, no numbness, no changes in skin colour, no swelling anywhere (other than my belly for my 15 pounds of Covid eating), no loss of normal function of a limb or do you ....

Yes, just experience tingling - it's sort of weird, so I'm guessing a nerve decides to fire now and then.  

I will check with my GP, I have a "telehealth" call with him tomorrow morning.

Sparky says "thanks" for taking the time to respond :)



by AgentX86 - 2021-04-25 19:06:34

My bet is also on a pinched nerve, likely being compressed by the vertebrae in the neck. Not all nerve/spine issues are like sciatica.  Well, nothing is like Sciatica.

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