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Walking

I got my pm April 4th in Milwaukee and my Dr instructed me to start walking 3 miles per day, now I'm in St Louis...

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Help needed

I am 31 years old and recently breast fed my baby for a year. I weight 102 lbs. and the breast feeding left me with concaved looking/ and very flat chested. I have a pacemaker submammary- which means its under my breast muscle. They cut and went in from the bottom of my breast. 

Im looking for ANY information anyone has about breast implants and submammary placed pacemakers since they seem to be located in the same region. 

Thank you immensly!

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Blood pressure affected by pacemaker?..

I have had a pacemaker fitted recently. My BP seems to have gone down to 80/50. Can this be due to the pacemaker or not

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Limitations

I am new to the club and currently waiting for a pacemaker to be fitted. After speaking with some friends last week, one mentioned that the pacemaker would be very limiting which isn't how I have been looking at it. However, she mentioned that fun things like rollercoasters were out of the question once it's in place. I am quite the adrenaline junky and was disappointed to hear this and didn't quite believe it.

Has anyone been on any rollercoasters since having their device...

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I'm moving to another city, anything I should tell my cardiologist before moving?

I'm moving roughly 500 miles south of where I reside now and I'm not sure if I need to let my doctor know or not. I know I scan my pacemaker with a device every six months or so I can imagine it may be thrown off if I am residing in another city. Am I overthinking this or should I let my doctor know so proper precautions should take place?

P.S I got a copy of my medical records from the office but have not spoken with the doctor yet at all.

Thanks,

MJAN2017

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Pacemaker has moved

Hello! I know there are lots of posts about this already but just interested to see peoples recent experiences. The other day I was awkwardly reaching to the back of a cupboard (for snacks obviously) and felt a sudden sharp pain over my PM site. I immediately recoiled my arm. The next day I had my arm up on top of the sofa and felt the same pain. Overnight, and this is very very hard to explain but just to the left of my PM scar I now have what look like 2 new tiny scars. Like the scar a stit...

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Drinking a Beer with BV ICD CRT implant

I am a 54 year old man who is on my 2nd device in three years. I had a dual lead pacemaker installed originally, and now had to be upgraded. Over a week ago I recieved the BV ICD and am on CRT with it. I had developed cardiomyopathy for some unknown reason and had to be on a life vest for over four months. Primary doctor believes it's due to a virus? I am in recovery, and am feeling good. Still a little sore in the upper left shoulder as the device and insicion heal in place. I am no...

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Shoulder pain

Hi. I had my pacemaker fitted nearly 4 weeks ago, my would seems to be healing well & everything was ok at my hospital checkup, however i have noticed that i seem to be getting pain on the top of my left shoulder almost like a stiffness and this happens especially when i wake up in the morning and my wound site also feels particularly sore in the morning like a tight feeling also notice pins & needles in left arm during the night. Could this be just the healing process? Thanks ...

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Changes

So iv had the same wires and box since August 8th 2010 I'm 20 now never had a change but on my last reading I was told my battery is between 6 months and 2 and a half years left but recently I'm more and more tired harder to wake up and less energy. Is this normal x 

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Hello There!

Just wanted to introduce myself.  I'm a musician who joined the "Cardiac Arrest Club" in late Jan. of this year and am currently fitted w/ an S-ICD.  I was wondering if there are any drummers +/or guitarists (electric) here at Pacemaker Club who have been living w/ an S-ICD or ICD.  Just wondering about your experiences since device implantation.

Thanks!

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Defibrillator

I had defibulator installed 04/18/2019.  Doctor took out by old pacemaker and two leads and replaced with defribullator and 3 leads.  When laying in bed on my back or setting hunkering over using my cell phone I noticed a regular jumping in my chest that I didn't have if I was walking around the room or setting in a different position.  Any comments would be welcome as to what might be causing this chest jumping or when it will go away.  Thanks.  

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New Here

Hi all. Just got my pacemaker in on Monday. Apr. 15. Had several questions but found the answers in many of the posts here. Nice to see a site like this.

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Advice RE: telling employer about health status

Hi all!

I'm 33 and got an ICD implanted January 2019 because I had a sudden cardiac arrest at work mid-December. Here's the situation - I've generally had a hard time finding work that I'm happy with and "passionate" about. Since my SCA, I've been re-evaluating things quite a bit and thinking to myself "Do more of what makes you happy." My SCA actually happened 1.5 weeks into training for a new job. I was excited because I finally landed a jo...

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What shows after healing? NSFW? (Puberty+ ok)

NSFW? đŸ˜‚Nothing profane, simply human sexuality. Obviously anyone is welcome to read & respond, but looking for answers from well endowed ladies (or maybe men with top-cushion?) 

2 questions...

1) SEX with a partner! I’m not advised against it, but the idea of my pacemaker wound is kinda weird. I am guessing that I will just have to take my time in the healing & then things will get back to normal.

2) I’ve a solid hourglass figure… go...

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that's entertainment...

 

Been awhile and I'm betting you are all wondering where's Robo Pop now? Well I assure you, I've been off having the time of my life, and my Cardiologist even told me so yesterday during my most recent tet a tet.
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Syncope

For anyone who has had, or heard of, a cardioinhibitory response to syncope, has it ever gone away without meds, treatment, changes, or PM? 

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New Pacemaker, intro & questions!

Hi, 41yo F, BRAND NEW pacemaker 4/11/19, Sick Sinus Syndrome. Have had multiple TBI’s/loss of consciousness. Was a shot in the dark to even monitor heart...  woke up to 4 messages the first AM. 9.6 seconds was longest pause; in general, 3-9.6secs.

Day 7. I can spongebathe, wash my own long hair in the sink, do most things without help.

 

Tons of conflicting info! (I’ve read EVERYTHING given to me!) IDK if I should wear the sling for 10 days or 3! 1...

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Infrared heat and ICD

Hello everyone,

For the past two weeks I have been under a tremendous amount of stress, to release this stress I have been working out quite a bit, with no problems. However, I want to start practicing yoga, the local yoga place does warm yoga, but they use infrared light to warm up the space (btw/ heat is not a problem for me). My question is: has anyone know anything about infrared heat and icds? dont want yoga zen turn into icd beeping or worse! Thank you!

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Leadless VS Leads

A few months ago I posted the message below:

Hello, I am 27 years old. My story began in April 2018. At the time, I thought I just had nausea and vomiting, went to the ER, they said everything was fine and went home. Next episode happened in June/July. I completely passed out twice. Both times while sitting down. Second time I was sitting in bath tub, boyfriend found me passed out and lifted me up and was shaking me awake. He said he thought I was dead. He said there was no response. Ca...

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using ultrasonic dog deterrant.

can i use a ultrasonic dog deterrant with my pacemaker? he misbehaves and i need to train him.

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