really nervous

hi all im new to this site and i hope all u pacers dont think im mad....i got my first pacer in 2003 due to heart block in aug 2006 i started to feel unwell one of the leads came out causing pacer to pause vry scary i tought i was going to die.now sometimes i feel it is happening again i feel funny like its going to pause but it doesnt i have all the symptoms except the dizziness i had as before its like i have a lump in my throat does this make any sence to any1


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This is too weird!!!!

by Stepford_Wife - 2007-08-27 07:08:55

Hi Pinkypie.

Welcome to the Pacemaker Club.
No, you are not mad. The weird thing about your post is that today, I experienced the same thing.
Then I come on the site, and there you are describing exactly what I've been feeling, pauses and all.
I've had my pacer since July 2004, and I didn't think it was possible to pull a lead after so long. I guess anything is possible.
I have my 6 months pacer check next week, hopefully, I'll find out what's going on, if I can wait that long.
Meanwhile, see if you can make an appointment to see your doctor, you don't want to risk getting worse, in case it is a pulled lead.
Take care,
~ Dominique ~

dominique

by jessie - 2007-08-27 08:08:05

good thinking dominique. you could have had a lead dislodge. anyone can at anytime. when i wanted to join curves my dr. said yes but don't do the exercises gung ho just easy does it. one never knows everyone is different. anyway so glad you are going to be checked. take care jessie

Hello Pinkiepie!

by Rewiredaussiegirl - 2007-08-27 09:08:30

Hi pinkiepie,
Just missed you in chat.
I got my pacer in 2004 as I had SSS.Had a few problems at first but feeling great now.How do you think you pulled your lead?I am very scared I may do this one day ! I keep myself pretty active and I have always wondered what sort of activity would cause a lead to pull out.!Are you having it checked out again?Let us know how you go.Take care-Kay

thanx all

by pinkypie - 2007-08-28 04:08:08

thanx all its good to know im not mad.i dont know how my lead came out ,i had a check up last week and was told that one of the leads was too high and the problem should be fixed but it not ill pop up again soon and have it checked,i worry so much which doesnt help....thanks again

Hi, Pinkypie,

by Gellia2 - 2007-08-28 08:08:16

I really can relate to what you are experiencing. For me, I can tell you it has been one of two things. I have always experienced a feeling like the pacemaker would pause and then I would feel a very "heavy" type beat. Finally this was explained to me as a PVC (premature ventricular contraction). The pacer doesn't prevent these from occuring. When I would get a few in a row, it will make me feel dizzy and lighteheaded. A deep breath, or getting up and moving around takes care of it for me.
The other possibility is a scarred over lead. This is similar to a dislodged lead in feeling because either way, the electrical impulse is not reaching heart muscle.
Your doctor should be able to tell you if you can document the time in which you feel these. He can then go back to your pacemaker readout and see if they are PVC's. A scarred over lead needs immediate attention.
Best of luck to you,
Gellia

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