is this normal ?

  • by Aztec
  • 2007-12-01 06:12:00
  • ICDs

hi there, Dose anyone know about this i have a icd inplanted for my cardiomyopthy and yesterday i got my first shock since i got it in june, well all of the sudden it was bang and a bright light and my ears were ringing no pain at all, oh yes i was having a episode before it went off i felt faint... i know its working but is the flash normal....

Thanks :")


The nurse in me says

by scpck - 2007-12-01 09:12:41

When in doubt call your doctor. I don't know much about ICDs but it seems a flash is something shall we say ODD?


by Terry - 2007-12-02 05:12:35

Did you faint; that is, could the flash have been associated with fainting? If so, that could be an explanation for not feeling it.

thanks for the support

by Aztec - 2007-12-02 09:12:30

WEll iam going to see my doc on wed this week, and no i dint pass out as a matter of fact the fast heart beats was passed i was just resting with no warning it went off on me , just a big bang and bright flash, but since then ive been at a normal heart range bpm ?


yes, the great white light

by mo-dixie - 2007-12-04 01:12:21

I try to explain it to Dr., everything goes white, then BOOM, you get kicked, The white light knocks out all other visual fields---sometimes I get the white light and then go back to normal but mostly, it is the warning shot to getting knocked down across the floor, or off the lawnmower, smacking into the door, last time I ended up under the stove in the kitchen. The great white light---it is either heaven's door opening or I'm gonna get the "squirrels" knocked out of me again.
Dixie from Mo.

ok i gess its normal

by Aztec - 2007-12-11 12:12:15

hey dixie, wow!! i never got knocked across the florr but wow i can imangine it....maybe it us dying we see the light and get zaped


it must be normal???

by recharged - 2007-12-29 12:12:39

i was having a bad day (9/28)...had been cleaning and was feeling a little punk, kept going and finally got home and decided to take a shower to see if it would make me feel better. well, it wasn't so i thought maybe the water was hot. OMG i thought i had been electrocuted. as soon as my hand touched the hot water valve, my icd fired (as it turned out) and besides the huge BOOM (only in OUR heads of course) came the blinding light. i turned off the water, carefully climbed out of the tub, bent down to get clothes and it fired again!!! that is when i KNEW that it was the icd. pretty horrible sensation isn't it? i almost panic when i start having that punky feeling now. i guess it beats the alternative though.


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