Most Recent Messages in General Posting

Safari on iphone not showing latest posts

When I go to recent posts on Safari on my iphone, it keeps referring back to 10/2/19.. I have reinstalled the site, but that does not resolve the issue..   Anyone else having this issue?? If so,  anyone have a resolutuion.. the site works fine on my laptop and Google Chrome.  Thanks for any resolution.

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wheelchair bound

I had a fall 4 weeks ago and broke a bone in each foot, as you can imagine it has been extremely difficult.  I have become reliant on my friends wheelchair but am now having alot of pain on my pacemaker side and wondered if this was just muscle.  I am worried I may be moving the wires with the continual repeated movement of my arms.  Hopefully the plaster will come off this week and I will be able to stand again and stop using wheelchair. 

Has anyone else had this pr...

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Pain

I have had my PM for 6 months, and recently I have noticed a dull small pain that last for a few seconds in the heart? It is random and mild pain, but enough to make me curious. It is about a 3/10 pain level. Is this normal?

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Frequency specific micro current therapy

Can someone with a pacemaker use "Frequency Specific Mico current  (FSM)" therapy as long as they avoid placing it over the chest/left arm?

Am interested in it for low back and feet pain

Thanks

 

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Abnormal heartbeat

Hey guys, 26 been dealing with heart issues, rundown real fast,born with tof got valve replaced in Jan 2019 then in March...had to have pacemaker for slow-fast heart rate... past two months.... we still trying to figure out what's happening....long story short in June is when I first noticed my heart rate was beating to fast over little things....walking to long.....working out.....sex....getting nervous.....it would be fast then slow down from 130s then drops to 60-70 beats for a while t...

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Scared PM is scheduled for 10/24

PM is scheduled for 10/24 as well as loop recorder removal and I am so nervous about it. Scared how it will change my life and put limitations on my life. I am 43 and was told my bradycardia has gotten to the point I need a PM. My heartbeat just randomly drops and I get lightheaded with shortness of breath. Heart issues have taken my brother, sister and most recently my mother. I have been very proactive with my heart health but coming to the realization that this is happening has me que...

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questions

 I have a low EF ( 15-20%) and my cardiologist is recommending a pacemaker. i have no blockages, never had a heart attack. i have hypothyriodism and they think that is the root cause of my heart issues. i have been only taking medication for 2months for the heart ( basic/low level meds) and just started 2 weeks of thyroid meds. i seen a drastic improvement in my thryroid but no change in my EF.

I feel like i could run a marathon or play golf or do the things i used to do before hav...

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pacing percentage

I am 80 years old and my pacemaker is set at 75 beat - it is pacing 80% of the time I am told.  Does a pacemaker keep you alive indefinitely?  LOL  sorry - just wondering - I really dont want to live to 100! lol

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Left Bundle Branch Block

So, I have a pacemaker because I was fainting due to Heart Block 2 due to LBBB.  What happens if my Righ Bundle branch fails?

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AV NODE ABLATION + PACEMAKER AND A PVI ABLATION.

I posted previously regarding the fact that even after these procedures I am come out of sinus and are picking up arrythmias on my BP machine.  My BP is all over the place and I am breathless most of the time especially after eating.  I know when I have an arrythmia as I feel really ill and breathless and when it goes away I feel better and can go shopping or do my housework.  This is done at a slow pace otherwise I come to a fullstop.  My pacemaker is working as it should...

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ulta Fitbit measuring low heart rate readings

My ultra Fitbit has been registering a low heart rate reading of 59-64 lately. I wear it loose on my wrist. This is a low resting rate for me. Do you find that your fit bits are not accurate with readings?

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Famous recipients observation

Interesting that “famous recipients” is 99% men. 

Is that representative of all recipients being majority men? 

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Medtronic ICD 3-wire upgrade

Monday, I will get a new 3-wire ICD implanted. This will replace my 2-wire ICD.  Will this unit be compatible with my "Mycarelink" patient monitor?

Thanks.  ---   EdP

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pace maker and wood splitting.....yes.

Hello folks...i got my PM in February 2019. So far no problem.

But is there anyone who can and would reasonably answer this question:

is it ok to split wood for the fireplace? Is it ok, border line or down right dangerous? with a moderate swing or a little harder?

I posted this question months ago but I got no comment-no reply...

Please anyone come back to me, a "I wouldn't know/never heard of it" answer would be better than nothing, it's a clue.

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AV node ablation and pacemaker

I had this done as drugs were not effective and my shortness of breath increased.  My pacemaker is set at 70bpm.  I am due to return to my EP next month after having a further pulmonary vein isolation which left me after 8weeks back in AF and breathless.  It is the breathlessness that is my big problem which only shows itself on exertion.  I am fine whilst sitting and laying flat.  I feel very  despondent that the breathless continues after the work performed.&nb...

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Pacemaker- Rib Tenderness

I got my pacemaker in April 2019. I have had rib tenderness before the procedure. Now when my pacemaker goes off I feel it in my ribs. Anyone else experiemce this?

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Off topic, sorta. What do you know about Iora Health?

In truth, until about 10 years ago I didn't know much about dealing with USA Healthcare. Except for innoculations, I never bought into the whole "preventive medicine" deal. Blessed with excelllant health, years passed between visits. I was willing to take responsibility for my own well-being and knew I could do more to maintain my health than physicians could.

Times have changed. Today, juggling the sometimes conflicting recommendation of four specialis...

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new pacemaker very visible

I had surgery on September 20, 2019 to replace my almost 11 year old pacemaker.  I have a Medtronic Azure now.  My first packemaker was barely noticeable under my shirt.  This new one seems to stick out a lot further than the old one.

Normally this is wouldn't bother me, but it really is right now.  Will this get better in time, being I'm only 10 days post surgery?  I was surprised that this newer pacemaker was a lot larger than the old one.

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SUDDENLY STARTED SETTING OFF STORE SECURITY ALARMS

i have had my pacemaker for 2 1/2 years. For the first time since I got it, I have been setting off store alarms when I walk through. I frequent these stores almost everyday and this has never happened before. I have also had what I would call “an electric day” meaning I feel a little keyed up ... not really stress just a feeling I had when I awoke this morning. I have never set off alarms before. Has this happened to anyone else? Is this normal?

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medic alert

since i obtained my 3 lead pacemaker i have a bracelet. also because i am often by myself now in the car i thought it might be wise to do this. i also carry a list of my meds from pharmacy in my wallet. having at one time worked in e.r. it was common to check wallets for list of meds in motor vehicle accidents where someone arrived unable to communicate. in our ambulances now they can look up my medical history and it will have an alert on it that i have a pacemaker. my husband died a few mon...

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Since I got my pacemaker, I don't pass out anymore! That's a blessing in itself.