Most Recent Messages in General Posting

Five years later

Am now one week post pacemaker and doing well.There are two things that I find unusual about my case or maybe they are not.Five years ago I passed out for approx 15--30 sec,had complete neg w/up,all went well till last week when I again passed out in a grocery store,again for 15-30 sec.Taken to hospital and in the ambulance my ekg was flat for 18sec.! My Ekg except for that 18 sec has remained normal.Am glad it didn't happen 2 weeks ago when I was up on my roof.

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St. Jude Medical Rate Response

I've had a St.Jude pacemaker for 12 years. Three years ago the rate response monitor began malfunctioning bumping my pulse from 60 to 110 at the slightest physical activity. I tried multiple times to convince my doctor of the malfunction but he didn't believe me. Eventually I asked the technician to turn off the rate response and for three years I've gotten by with my normal heart rhythm without any pacing above the minimum 60 bpm. In the meantime I'm waiting for this unit to run down so I can g...

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Hi Billie

maybe I should have read your post about the lamb ,it must sound horrible about me eating my lamb one day, sorry about that but as I sit here writing this I can't stop laughing, my sister who took care of my Mum this last weekend also had to feed the lamb and was not impressed when it was ready she could come for tea, she said I'm not eating that lamb. I used to foster children and as we nearly alway had a lambs to feed we gave the boy Ben one that was his pet lamb, anyway the lamb got bigger a...

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Hi folks 26/9

dear Billie you'll have to read my comment on the post Hi Folks on the 26/9 to understand the one I posted before this one

Marie

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Muscle Twitch

Hi All,
I just received a replacement pacer in July. This is my 7th replacement (first pacemaker was 1975) and I seem to have developed a twitch. If I hold my hand over and press lightly down on the pacemaker I can feel a muscle twitch with each beat. Sometimes if I hold my arm in a certain position it actually jumps. Anyone ever have this? It's a new one on me. I did notice that this generator seems closer to under my arm than the last. It can be a very annoying feeling. Thanks for...

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RBBB develops after pacemaker insertion

Hi -- I had a CRT-D implanted in Feb 06 to help my cardiomyopathy & LBBB. I've been doing well, no firing of the defibrillator, thank goodness! Today, my internist did an EKG as part of my annual physical. It showed a right bundle branch block, something I've never had before. Anything to worry about? My cardiologist isn't in today & I was just wondering if that had happened to anyone else after having a pacemaker.

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Things to avoid

Had a question about things your to avoid when you have a pm. I've had one for 11 weeks, wondering if you come into contact with things your not suppose to if you feel it or what happens, will I know if there is a problem right away or not.. Just started to use a shock collar for my dog and was holding the hand held transmitter in my chest pocket and was worried if I should be using it, also I keep forgetting and I put my cell phone in chest pocket..Any body have problems going back to something...

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Discomfort

Hi, I am 51 and had my pm fitted in Juy 2007. I am uncomfortable with my pm. I have been told that I have to wait for a period of about 6 months for this to ease. I have itching under the skin and also a pressure feeling when I move. Is this normal?
I do hope someone can assist with these queries.

Sheila

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Hi Folks

Hello to all. Seems a while since I posted. Have been really ill with bad flu which then gave me shocking asthma. Weather here looked like spring had sprung then turned back again to wet, cold and windy. Not very helpful when the new roofing materials turned up and the guys want a run of about five clear days to get the new roof on the house.

I have been suffering with the pain in my left shoulder again. The doc gave me a needle to see if it would fix it but no success. I get pi...

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Hello

Just wanted to thank the kind people who responded my comment,I feel a bit better,my husband is still nervous about his job,so,if anyone knows anybody working with aviation please any advice or anyword is always welcome.I love this site,it is really helpful for us,this is all new and I 'm learning so much here.....So thanks again...God blees u all,
Evita...

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Re: Peeved off

Thank you Blake, I’ll try what you said I don’t know if I can do that but I’ll certainly give it a try, yours truly
Marie. p.s I didn’t think it was just because I live down under (australia)

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sick sinus syndrom

hi robin near byron bay, what is sick sinus syndrome, I keep reading peoples post and they mention this a lot, I just have a p.m and quite healthy for the rest accept for food sensitiveties due to maybe being celiac and I had chrohn's disease but that has been cured, not the celiac yet but I'm positive about that.I live in vic. australia the town euroa famous for being out beer sorry I mean water this year. My Mum also has a pm she will be 92 next month, I take care of her at home here. well it'...

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No sure what to do..

Since going to ER and now changing my mode and pacing lower heart at 100% - I am scheduled for my first check over the phone on Oct. 30th. I have only been back for one check up in person. Should I make another appointment in person or do the phone check? They changed the mode in ER a Medtronic tech. But I go to a device clinic 1 1/2 hours away and don't know will they have all the new information if i go ahead with the phone check or do I have to tell them or what? Still very new to this. Any...

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peeved of

Hi smitty
I went to all the trouble of answering your answer,( thank you for the answer by the way) put in the letters and clicked post comment and nothing happened and lost all I'd written, so tell me what I did wrong. I will write it all again maybe tonight.Marie

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HAVING LITTLE PROBLEMS

Hi again everyone, I am so glad that I found this web site my. I have another question - probably nothing to worry about. Does anyone else have pain in the nect or shoulder area. Sometimes I have a slight pulsating pain in my uper neck/jaw area..... is this a norm. Or am I jumping the gun again. All of these things are so new to me and I'm just a little anxious.

Thank all of you for your wonderful replies.

Renee

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I finalley got covered.

Well, everyone.....
The travel insurance agency finalley covered me for my cruise
next March. They covered me for the heart block/pacemaker.
Now my husband and I will get the honeymoon we waited for.
11 nights sailing the South Pacific how romantic is that??
My only concern is my leads are nearly 10 years old but the
pacer is only 2. My doc reckons I will be fine...just a check up
6 weeks before to make sure all is ok!!!!
Hope everyone is going fine...Hap...

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*****Birthday Girl*****

Hi all,
with young Valerie still off the birthday scene (Get well young lady we are missing you).
Just thought you would all like to know it today is the birthday of my super special friend "PACERGIRL" (Susan) I can't tell you how old she is but somewhere between 16 -154.
Happy Bithday Susie....I hope you have a great day....

This lady came all the way to the uk from the states to be here for my bithday ****How coool is that****** wish I could do the same for you Susan...

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Amiodarone and Satin Cholesterol pills.

Amiodarone and Satin Cholesterol pills.

About 5 years ago, my General Practitioner changed my Zocor 10Mg cholesterol pill for a Lipitor 10mg. and it took me a while to realize that I had diarrhea more and more often, and had muscle cramps and joint pains. On a few special occasions, I took Imodium to control the diarrhea and it was successful. One day, before a sport tournament that I was participating in, I took half an Imodium and for the next 20 hours, I had belly cramps and couldn...

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New kid on the block

Well, I'm not really a kid but I did have my first pacemaker implanted this week. I had been struggling with shortness of breath and extreme fatigue for months but doctors here in my hometown in Louisiana didn't give much consideration to recurring problems with a heart rate dipping into the low-mid 30's.

I went to the Texas Med Ctr in Houston and they implanted a dual chamber, rate-responsive device made by medtronics. The model name is Adapta.

I am feeling much better b...

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new to me !

Hi Everybody
My name is Allan i am a 41 year old male and I live in Edinburgh and for the past 5 years since I had my thryoid gland removed i have had intermitent episodes of extreme tiredness followed by uneven heartbeats when i try to sleep.Everytime i went to my doctor and i insisted on an esg it came back ok.
So last year i spent £1000 on a complete heat scan and that came back ok with 0% calcium deposits on any of my arteries.
Hurray! then about ten months later I started...

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