Most Recent Messages in Coping

Brand New Pacemaker

Three weeks ago I started having episodes of bradycardia.  I went to the ER for an infection in my eyelid that wasn't healing with oral antibiotics.  They gave me IV antibiotics but they were more concerned that my heart rate wouldn't climb out of the 40s.  They admitted me.  I returned to the 70's and after 2 days they discharged me and told me to stop taking the blood pressure medication I had been taking for six years.  Three days later my heart rate dr...

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Pacemaker and TAVR

It's been 3 weeks and I actually felt better before they did all this , Cardiologist follow up took me off BP meds except for one said don't worry if BP is high well this morning and just about every morning it's high it was 153/97 ,and he never checked the actual surgery  I am very tired all the time can't do to much cause of some pain from the TAVR procedure I just don't understand it , hard to get answers surgeons or cardiologist just keep passing the buck, it...

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feeling vulnerable

I have had a PM for almost 6 years.  I live in Mexico, and I just had my second(only) check up with what they call an engineer here...someone checking how your PM is working.  I have never had what I see referred to here as an EP(an electrophysiologist) but only a cardiologist, whom I see regularly.  I was quite shocked to learn that the PM is the only thing keeping my heart beating now...if the battery ran out or something else happened, my heart would stop.  Anyone...

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Jobs

Has anyone on here worked industrial maintenance. I worked on the high-voltage transmission system for a big public power utility for the last 14 1/2 years I've done industrial maintenance for 21 years and now after my pacemaker implant and being told I cannot longer be around this stuff. Just wondering if anybody else out there has run into this and what they had to do

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Severly Depressed

Hello, I just signed up for this site after reading several posts on the site.  I didn't see anything negative or hurtful, so here it goes...

I had pacemaker surgery on July 1 after passing out at my desk at work.  It happened a couple of times prior to that at home, I just thought I was getting over the flu and was tierd.  When I called my doctor from work, they told me to call 911 or have someone take me to the emergency room immediately.

Three days later I...

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Unable to sleep

I've had a Pacemaker since I was five days old, but I never really had any trouble with it. However, since getting a new one in 2016, I've had trouble sleeping. When I told the doctors, they said they'd turn down my pacemaker a but at nighttime, but this hasn't helped. I'm tired, but I just can't sleep (hence, me writing this at five to one in the morning) . I really need help, because it's starting to impact my schoolwork and daily life. Do any others ha...

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Tiredness

I have a history of high heart rate. On Christmas morning, my heart rate went down to 20 and I called nine-one-one and went to the hospital. I was giving my pacemaker several days later.. . My issue is not my pacemaker. It seems to be working very well. I do however have unusual tiredness in the morning. My best time is in the afternoon and evening. I started swimming yesterday and woke up very very tired. I have reduced my medication Metro parole. I'm hoping that this will help. . And th...

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Facing your own mortality

Hi everyone :)

I had my pacemaker surgery a week and a half ago at 43 years of age, not really coping so well mentally, feeling quite overwhellmed with the thoughts of "facing your own mortality" have any of you felt similar and if so how did you overcome this?

With thanks

Wazz

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Nausea

  • by Yaz
  • 2020-02-10 11:34:41
  • Coping
  • 103 views
  • 4 comments

Just going in to week 5 of pm implant and still feel quite tired and weak. Also nauseous some days! Anyone else experiencing this? Scar healing well.

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Pacemaker

  • by Yaz
  • 2020-02-07 07:29:49
  • Coping
  • 170 views
  • 4 comments

Hi everyone, new to this! Nearly four weeks PM implant, had first tweak at the clinic last week and have felt a bit dizzy and nauseous since. Also feel fluttering in my chest now and then. Pulse stays around 75/80 and had PM due to slow heart rate. Clinic said pacer all good just wondered if anyone else gets whoozy. Nurse checked pm site this week and said it was healing well. Maybe I'm just anxious! Thanks for listening. 

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Pacemaker site

So my husband had the pacemaker surgery 2 years ago in May and ever since then the site in his chest has been very uncomfortable for him.  Mostly when trying to sleep, he can't find a position that doesn't hurt ๐Ÿ™ any suggestions?

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Pacemaker site

So my husband had the pacemaker surgery 2 years ago in May and ever since then the site in his chest has been very uncomfortable for him.  Mostly when trying to sleep, he can't find a position that doesn't hurt ๐Ÿ™ any suggestions?

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Hydro massage bed

Does anyone know if it’s safe to use a hydro massage bed with a pacemaker  such as those at the planet fitness gym?

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Exercise Intolerance/Shortness of Breath/Palpitations

Hello everyone!

Ever since I found out about my sick sinus syndrome back in October I feel like my health has gotten so much worse!!! I was hospitalized from 11/8 to 11/15. On 11/7 I could take my dog for a walk, exercise and do anything I wanted. I even have this HUGE hill by my house that I could climb pretty easily. I wouldn't dare attempt it now. I feel that ever since I got out on 11/15 I haven't been able to do much of anything. Today for example I took...

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I donโ€™t want my pacemaker anymore

I have now been given a chance from a division 2 Coach to play quarterback at the University, I love football so much and I have always loved it. I did have a problem with my Pacemaker not being paced high enough heart rate that my body needed it to, but every since I have felt much better, the doctors fixed that from 180 to 210. I can actually run again and do things I couldn't do when I first got the pacemaker, I feel much better. I occasionally g...

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New Pacemaker

Hi everyone.. I just had a pacemaker implanted 2 weeks ago and I'm a runner.. my resting heartrate during the day normally ran between 43 and 55... at night it would drop to as low as 38.. now with my pacemaker doctor has it set at 50 during the day and 40 at night.. the problem is I cant sleep or relax because my heart can't get where it used to be.. I cant sleep during the night and cant get relaxed after I run during the day.. has anyone else experienced this?  Your input woul...

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RIGHT VENTRICLE PACING

So much has been written (and has also been commented on in this forum)  about the potential problems associated with RV pacing which could lead to heart failure symptoms in some patients due to “dyssynchrony” between the two ventricles. 

My hubby 81 has a single lead PM to his right ventricle for bradycardia/syncope and pausing.  He also has AF and other arrhythmias.  His percentage of RV pacing is increasing rapidly af...

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Extremely Worried

Following on from my difficulties following my first shock and being put on amiodarone; link here: https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/36222/amiodarone-causing-constant-dizziness

My condition the last week or so has deteriorated even more. I am constantly out of breath, even just resting. I constantly have a light head and feel dizzy. I have started to feel my heart doing 'hiccups', I struggle to fall asleep at night and wake up exhausted and am tired all the time.

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Dizzyness

Great post PM results. One and half years in suffering thru dizziness. Mainly while stationary. Im very active. Rancher. Builder. Dr. Have pain implant as well needed for 31 post iraq combat related injuries and attending pain. But had great results with both implants. Maybe this is new me. Good Sats in + 97. Rate response wierd but managable.  

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Tingling in my left shoulder

I'm new here and the whole PM is new to me since having it implanted in Nov. 2019. Before I go any further, I will say I feel the best I have felt in 3 to 4 years since getting my PM. Before, my heart rate would stay in the mid 30's to low 40's and after several times of passing out, my Dr. decided I needed a PM. I've had several discomforts but nothing I felt was not part of the healing process, until several weeks ago. I have developed a tingling in my left shoulde...

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