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Feeling stressed

I am wondering has anyone experience this with their pm,I've been getting spams at the bottom of my rib this seems to happen when I get tired. Very concerned. 

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Feeling stressed

I am a 59 yr female. I got my pacemaker 22 days ago, my incession is healing well. but I am having a hard time adjusting to the pacemaker,having a lot of anxiety, shortness of breath, feeling like my heart is racing, fatigue all the time. I am wondering is all this part of the recovery. They told me I would come out feeling like a brand-new woman no so.does anyone out there relate to how I am feeling. I am so discouraged. 

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What is going on?

45 Y male. Had pacemaker implantaion 3 weeks ago for arythmia sinus pause (11 seconds) bradycardia. Seen doctor 2 weeks ago was showing signs of tachycardia. Dont see doctor again until dec. 7 and I just almost fainted. I dont know how I kept myself from actually collapsing this time but I didnt completely collapse. However for about 30 minutes I was very emotional ( crying) (anxious) and I couldnt remember anything about the last couple of hours. What is going on with me? Will the pacemaker...

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Stress and Anxiety from someone new

Hello I am 40 years old and had my Boston Scientific pacemaker implanted in September for sick sinus syndrome. I was also diagnosed with Neuro cardiogenic syncope a month ago. Sense getting my pacemaker I have noticed an increase in anxiety. I worry about my pacemaker working correctly and I worry about something going wrong with my leads . I also am haveing difficulty wrapping my head around the fact that I have to have this the rest of my life. I am jealous of those that get there pacemaker...

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stress

Ihad a pacemaker fitted as an emergency almost four months ago, I had a complete heart block I was told.. Everything went fine and I'm now doing everything that I used to and more!  however I have noticed recently that I quite often feel really tense, like a 'coiled spring' and I don't know why. 

. My daughter says that it's not surprising as 'I had a traumatic experience as she puts it when I was admitted to hospital as an emergency I also sometimes fe...

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Things I've Learned - It's a long post - mostly for newer members

Every now and then I update something I call lessons learned and if it's OK with the moderators, I'll post it here in hope that it can help some of the newer members who have so many questions and are looking for answers.

If you have suggestions to add to the doc,  please add a note and I'll include it in the next version. So I hope this helps and doesn't add to any concerns anyone may have. This is along post.

So I’m a 73 year old male in reasonabl...

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Just had pacemaker fitted 13/11/17

  • by hb3
  • 2017-11-18 22:19:33
  • Coping
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 I just had a pace maker installed 13/11/17 and it was not as much fun as I thought it would be.

I am pissed of, needing a pacemaker after being a non smoker, and excercising 3 times a day after 3 bike runs, one which was very steep and challenging for over 40 years (I bicycle now because I wore out my knees jogging).

This year I noticed a stamina loss and after many X rays and cat scans ,blood tests a cardiac ultra sound under stress load found a heart beat of only 40 (I was...

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Anxiety - Still struggling

Still struggling, 3 full days now with anxiety and high blood pressure about 155/85 sometimes a little higher heart rate is OK at 65. Cardiologist yesterday said everything is OK but I just can't shake this. it's been 6 months since PM after 3rd degree heart block and about six weeks since the anxiety and depression went away... Still taking Zoloft and I took a Xanax (12.5 mg - 1/2 pill)to try to reduce the anxiety.

The Xanax worked for about 4 hours, "oh what a rel...

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Blood pressure spikes - twice today

I'm 73, had my PM put in on May 30, 2017 and with the exception of two adjustments in July and September and a bout of anxiety and depression which has been gone since the end of September I've fine.  PM is set to 55, a few PVC's now and then.  Resting blood pressure has been averaging 126/74 with 66 BPM.

Today something went wrong.  I was at a store this morning and felt weak, went home and took my blood pressure an it was 151/92 57 BPM at 9:30 AM. ...

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Winter is coming .... Snow Blower

Got Sparky on May 27th for 3rd degree heart block... 31 second heart stop.

I'm 73 and in relatively good condition, just some PVC's while slowing down, mostly before going to sleep.

My wife is concerned about using the snow blower because of the the effort and shaking of the machine.

I said I would ask my friends here for their thoughts.

What do you think?

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New to the club

Hi all. I'm Carrie, 40 years old, and a member of the pacemaker club as of 7 days ago. I collapsed at work last Tuesday and subsequently had 3 more episodes where my heart paused for 7 seconds and my heart rate dropped to 19 beats per minute. I was diagnosed with a total heart block and was fitted with a pacemaker. I spent 3 nerve-wracking days in the cardiac ICU and now I'm a mental mess. Physically I'm healing well, other than nausea in the mornings and having a limited appetite...

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Mental health post pm surgery

  • by B2
  • 2017-11-04 12:51:11
  • Coping
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I had pm surgery in July 2015. After 28 months, I continue having various levels of anxiety. I feel different in a sad way. Comments are welcome.

 

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Coping after a PM implant

I am a new member of the club and am scheduled for a PM implant on November 31.   I have to admit I am nervous but have been convinced by two cardiologists that the energy issues etc. caused by sick sinus syndrome will be greatly improved if I have one put in. 

I am a 71 year old single male living alone so my request is for some practical advice on dealing with the daily life issues during the recovery period.  I am thinking about getting dressed (putting on a...

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First checkup

G’day everyone. I am a fairly active 64 yr young (retired) living in Australia. I had my first PM check today since implant 5 weeks ago. The tech told me my PM was pacing 32% of the time. He also told me that whenever my HR went above 60, that was ME not the PM! My cardiologist has decided to put me back on beta blocker Minax to help bring down my HR when it decides to go high for no reason. He told me since I won’t pass out anymore, the meds will help control the fluctu...

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Just venting I guess

I've had an ICD for almost 2 years. Went down with VTAC and survived because I collapsed in front of a hospital. Life after has been better than I expected but I wish there was someone in my surroundings to talk to, someone who also went through something similar. I'm not very old for such a device and so there isn't anyone with the same experience. Not that you can really put words to what you go through.

I feel fairly safe with the meds and the device, but for some reason...

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swelling legs (edimia)

Hi everyone,

I have been unemployed since August 14th. Since then 

I gained quite a few pounds.   most of it is in my legs and feet.I start

work again tomorrow . i’m not sure how much walking I will be doing.

i have chf for 7 yrs now. Any suggestions to ease the pain

 

Thank you

            Rich

 

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Another er trip

Well today I was in er again. Last night felt hot and sudden nausea.  I had vomiting which went away. Went to bed and woke up hot feeling again. Just didn't feel normal. Went to er with hot feeling, fuzzy headed, and some off and on pain under left breast. ER does xray,  ekg, pacer check,  blood, and urine.  Tests come back all good. Nothing found. Has anyone else had this? Obviously I am now wondering if I am having anxiety or something.  Doctor diagnosed me with...

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New. Pm

I am new,  10 days out. Having pain in left shoulder. I see others have had this problem.  I have a nuclear stress scheduled for Nov. 15. Will I be able to lift my arm over my head without pain for 5 min.  by then ?  

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Mild headaches, blood pressure runnin high, 150/95/60...........117/77/60

Had pm several weeks

several adjustments

works well, except lots of blood pressure variation and mild headaches 

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Having problem coping

I received my pacemaker two weeks ago. I had severe afib and it couldn't really be treated because of bradycardia. I thought this would be a walk in the park both physically and emotionally because I have already had breast cancer and uterine cancer. This, I thought, would be easy. Now I find myself afraid I'm going to do something to mess up the leads, not able to find a comfortable position to sleep and depressed and crying. Whoa. Does sleeping on your side get easier?  Both si...

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