Most Recent Messages in Coping

Still have "Hmmm" moments

I have been coming back to this forum quite a lot in the last few days. I am 3 months post-procedure (I had a pacemaker implanted to address pauses that were occuring along with a-fib), and I feel like I am maybe at another plateau of sorts. At first I did feel almost worse than I had before the pm. As I healed mentally and physically (and started a beta blocker), I began to feel healthy & energetic, and was very nearly symptom-free, even from a-fib. Recently though, I have been feel...

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Lead dislodge feer

Hey, I'm almost 5 weeks out from getting my pacemaker. Good news is I'm feeling so much better! I really don't have a problem sleeping with my pacemaker. And it's amazing how many things I can do easily that I couldn't do before now. I can't seem to get over my constant fear dislodging my lead

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Pacemaker

  • by Riz
  • 2021-04-03 10:56:10
  • Coping
  • 148 views
  • 6 comments

A fortnight after my implant, the recovery is fine but I feel extremely fatigued and sleepy in the evenings. So much so that it is difficult to stay awake. Weakness is all pervasive. If anyone has these symptoms please share and suggest remedy.

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Spouses-I actually have a non technical question for y’all

So with all the bad news we have had over the last year.  Especially finding out my mitral surgery did not reverse remodel (although it may still yet) and my heart is getting worse, I am sure y'all can relate that me and my fiancé are worried.  My question is have any of you experienced your partner or spouse trying to "be the rock" and not show how worried they are?  My fiancé openly admits to doing this, but it confuses me.  He will tell me he...

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Still discomfort and stinging

I received my medtronic PM four months ago and have lots of discomfort and stinging daily and especially trying to sleep. My cardiologist does not seem to address any of my concerns. I know some of you have had stinging so I need advice. His nurse keeps telling me to just give it longer time with no suggestions on how to deal with it except over-the-counter pain medication which doesn't seem to help much. Any help would be appreciated. 

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Post operation questions

I'll be 52 in a couple of days and just had a pacemaker put in a little over two weeks ago. My BPM was in the 30's and 40's for quite some and now it's been set at a minimum of 60 BPM and my energy has increased tremendously.

I still have some tenderness around the incision and numbness in the area where the pacemaker is. Curious if that will go away and if anyone experienced the same. Also, still can't work out for a few more weeks but wondering if anyone can s...

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Arythmias

Hi there,

had a pacemaker fitted three weeks ago for sick sinus syndrome,it’s been set ar 55bpm,it’s now keeping my heart to that level and tablets are stopping it going to fast, yesterday all afternoon I experienced abnormal heartbeats, is this normal or should a pacemaker regulate those as well does anyone know?

many thanks

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AV DELAY

Hi All!

It's been a while since my last post but I've been narrowing down my issues and I wanted to get anyone's thoughts on AV DELAY. When the PM was first placed it was set at 50/120 and nothing else. I felt fine. Then from there I've had the CLS turned on, then turned off, Rate Response turned on, then turned off. I had the AV DELAY HYSTERESIS turned on with I believe a 300ms delay but according to my EP it was causing occasional Retrograde Conduction. Now&n...

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PACEMAKER POSSIBILITIES

Thanks to modern technoiogy, I will be celebrating my seventy-ninth in April. I received my pacmaker in August of 2019, and have gotten used to pacing myself, a small price to pay when you consider the benefit. My wife and I are planning a major adventure, we're taking a thirty day trip across the U.S.A. starting on April 2, 2021. I intend to spend my birthday at the Grand Canyon. We intended to do this trip last year, but were prevented by the pandemic.

Well I'm...

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Stinging and discomfort after 4 months

I've had my Medtronic  PM for 4 months but I still have lots of stinging, discomfort and soreness. I've called my surgeons office and seen him several but they want me to give it six months. It's very frustrating because I had absolutely no symptoms except tiredness before my implantation and now I've had four months of discomfort and stinging. Anybody else had this? Suggestions for dealing with it.

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one month after

thanks. it is my meds that are making me tired and dizzy. called  my prescription service. they were a great help explaining  how my drugs work. it was never explained to me when I left the hospital

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one month after

I am still dizzy and very tired. cannot  figure if it is my mess or pm. any advise

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Post PM Living and Fears

Good evening. New here. I am three weeks into having my PM and I love it BUT I can't get past the fears of leaving my house or hotel room (comfort zones). I have been told by my cardiologist and my echocardio doctor that this is normal and nothing is going to happen to me. I have VERY high anxiety issues. Please feed me some good insight please. This is driving me insane. 
 

Thank you all. 

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Site/shoulder discomfort

Hi, I got my pacemaker 3days ago. Im 60 and in very active and want to be completely compliant with my discharge instructions. This is a whole new ballgame for me. How long does the pain in the side last? Everything looks fine I just find it very difficult to sleep in any position but on my back and I'm very nervous about doing anything wrong .Do other people feel this way from the very beginning?

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Thank you

Thank you everyone who replied to my post and gave such helpful advice. I will dust off my Nordic poles and get moving. I will also increase my water intake Gemita,I am probably guilty of not drinking enough water. I will let you know how I get on.

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Soreness

Can anyone speak to how long the pacemaker site remains tender to the touch.  It's been 3 months now since the surgery.  I'm a tiny person and am wondering if that has anything to do with it?  I've seen the doctor and now 2 PTs and an orthopedic and they all just shrug their shoulders.  

 

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Worried

I've only had my icd for about 3 months now. My cardiologist and surgeon stated I'll have a normal life, well it doesn't feel normal. Very little pressure in my upper chest, lower throat after I eat,, a little pains around my icd and the right side of my chest, a little light-headed. The weird thing is when I walk I feel ok. Is this normal? My pc and cardiologist said everything looks and sounds good. My pc did order a ct I'm just waiting for the results. 

How am I...

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Over A Year Since Implantation & Still Uncomfortable Sleeping

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well in the new year. I just wanted to ask if anyone has experienced discomfort still after a year?

It's uncomfortable to lay on my left side and stomach to sleep. And sometimes there's a dull pain. It's so apparent in my daily life. I was wondering will this ever truly go away or is this something I just have to deal with?

I would truly appreciate any insight or personal experiences regarding this topic. Thank you in advance :)

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Memory Loss, Life After Death

I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in May of 2020 at the age of 25. I've since gotten back to work and back into the gym, but there is something that is becoming obvious to me; my short term memory isn't what it once was. I find it hard to remember names, numbers, and what I went into a room to do. At work I notice that I will forget measurements or what step of a process that I am at. It's really been eating at me. Especially today after my foreman started pointing out...

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This too shall pass--I hope!

Had to come back & read some past messages about getting through the first few weeks/months to remind myself that things WILL get better over time. I'm two weeks in tomorrow & healing well physically, but this morning has been rough! I am having frequent dizzy spells, some just about as bad as when I was experiencing pauses. I try to walk every morning, but right now I'm thinking I need to just go back to bed & see if that helps. Two steps forward, one step back (or o...

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