Most Recent Messages in Coping

Feeling pacemaker working

I had a  St Jude dual lead pacemaker put in on March 5th for 3rd degree heart block. I had no symptoms until the day it was installed. My anxiety level has been crazy ever sense. I was put on zoloft for the anxiety and that made my very sick. I am finally off all drugs. I know I am still having some anxiety and I thank this site for helping me feel more normal.

All along I have had some feeling of dizziness or swaying. For the last couple of weeks I am feeling what I think are feel...

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First symptomatic vtach experience

I received my ICD at 8 weeks pregnant after surviving SCA.  I'm now 34 weeks pregnant!!!  I've been told I have been having regular small runs of Nonsustained vtach since my SCA event but I have never felt any side effects from them--- until today.  Today I got to experience my first symptomatic vtach and it definitely scared me.  I was actually sitting in the waiting room at my OB appt and got tunnel vision like I was going to black out.  Since I wo...

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Hi

Hi everybody, 

Im new here, 4 weeks post pm implantation. Feeling a little alone, I hate having to have this and Im struggling with having my insurance cancelled 2 weeks after my implant. Trying not to freak with a brand bew device and NO Dr. care. I appealed and I was denied. Now I dont know if my imagination is going nuts or Im just going nuts anyway. Im scared that a lead will come loose, or it will fail and on and on. Im driving myself crazy, this isnt like me at all!!!&nb...

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Twitch in front of arm pit on pace maker side of my body

Hi Everyone - just wondering if anyone has experienced a twitch in their upper arm and was it possibly due to their pace maker.  During the past few months this has happened, mostly at night and it keeps me awake.  Could it be because of a lead?  I have had my pace maker since 2010 and probably will be getting a new one next year the doctor says.

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Sharpe Pain in Left Chest Muscle?

Hi

I had a PM implanted for roughly 1.5yrs now, everything going fine. But every so often for this time I get these extremely sharpe pains in my left chest muscle. I know its not heart related as I feel it sometimes when I move my left arm around.

Has anyone else had this or have this pain? Is it scar tissue?

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1 week post op and really distressed

Hello Everyone :) I really need need your help or suggestions.

I am 64 female and live in Australia. For the last year I have been feeling quite unwell and was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome bradycardia. I would feel great for weeks and then have a month or two month episode where I could not get out of bed as I felt dizzy, my heart rate would race, I could not eat as I felt dizzy and very cold after a meal. I lost a lot of weight because of this too.

I was admitted into hospi...

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Pacemaker

My blood pressure the last couple years has been held at 120 or so/ over 70 or so with the help of medication.  I had a PM implant on the 13th of April.  Yesterday and today I have checked my blood pressure and is only 95/59.....would it have anything to do with the pacemaker?   I'm a little nervous with that being so low.  I am also light headed when I bend over or get up out of a sitting position to fast.  Just curious if anyone else has anything like this...

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protruding ICD/pacemaker

Hi all,I have had my device for 3 wks. It seems to be working well, but......This thing is huge!!!!! It is supposed to be a "mini". Does anyone else have this problem? seriously,it sticksup 1/2 an inch (or more) there is no hiding it. I am also not a very big person. 5'4" 95 lbs. please tell me it will "settle in"

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Pacemaker/heart Support Group in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Is there a heart or pacemaker support group in the Fort Walton Beach, Florida USA area?

 

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30 second beep ..

The Medtronics unit is 30 days old at 9pm EST .. it emitted a beep for 30 secs .. should I be alarmed or not I feel fine .. Thanks in advance 

 

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flutters

Hi Guys  I live in Ireland and have just had a pacemaker fitted 3 weeks ago.  I apparently have brachy tachy.....i am still having flutters with 2,5 beta blockers.  has anyone else continued to get skipped beats etc after their surgery.  I am a bit anxious about this.   Delighted to have found this site as there does not seem to be any support groups here.   Thank you.

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pacemaker

I sometimes experience a prickly feeling, almost like little zaps at the pacemaker site.  It is not very painful, more of a bother.  I am wondering if this is common. What is going on?  It must have something to do with the nerves around the site? 

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Feeling my heart beat

Firstly I am so hapy to have found this web site, really helpful advice and make me feel less alone.

I had a pacmaker fitter in July 2016 so just about had it 11 months, after a few interim visits to sort it out pacing wise the hospital said all was ok. My real worry is that befor I had it my hear used to try and stop then a masive beat would come that hurt. Now I feel my heart beating during the day and when I am in bed, does anyone think this is a problem. No seems to want&n...

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Hi everyone

Hello everyone, I've just signed up to the club after having my Micra device fitted on Thursday (20/04/17) and wanted to introduce myself. If I'm 100% honest I'm not quite sure how I'm feeling about it all apart from constantly feeling sick, worried and not being able to shut my mind off from it all. I was diagnosed with SSS 4 weeks ago after another episode and a reveal device I had fitted 3 years back (after my first blackout) has been recording pauses of upto 14 second...

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Panic attack

Hi-

I am actually ashamed to post this but I am going to anyway. My PM surgery was just a month ago on 3/24/17 and I have gone through some periods of anxiety since then. The first week of my recovery was horrible and I was anxious and teary all the time. I turned the corner after that first week and everyday felt stronger physically and emotionally. I finally got the go ahead yesterday to go back to work Monday and I can't wait. Everyday I have pushed myself past my new comfort zon...

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Frustrated-don't feel better

I'm 3 weeks postoperative ablation for straight right atria flutter and pacemaker for 1st deg AV block.  Became symptomatic 1st week of Jan with extreme fatigue and no endurance.  Unable to have procedure for nearly 12 weeks.  

While, the extreme fatigue is diminished, still have no stamina.  Getting dressed makes me break into a sweat.  Heart rate goes to 100 to 130 plus jus casually walking.  My heart rate for 50 plus years was always around 60.

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Depression and fear

I was having problems with just not feeling well and my heart always felt like it was jumping around.  I had a heart monitor implanted the end of January.  Two weeks ago I was told that I had arrhythmia and that my heart was pausing 3 to 4 seconds several times a day.  So last Thursday the 13th of April I had a pacemaker implanted.  I know it's for the best but I am so down about it and suffering some anxiety thinking that I'm still feeling odd sensations...

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1st Electric Shock

Hello everyone.  This is my first post, and I am very happy to have found a support group.  I am one of the lucky ones who survived Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  On October 28th 2015 at roughly 4am I went into cardiac arrest while sleeping.  By some miracle my wife awoke at the very moment it was happening and called 911 and immediately began CPR.  The Paramedics arrived and used the AED to restore my heart.  I was rushed to the emergency room and put in...

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Flutter

anyone has what feels like spasm my dr say to ignore it but it is annoying.  Does anyone have thus problem and was it resolved an how.  Thanks

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pace maker left hand side?

My biotronic PM is scheduled to be installed next week.

I was wondering if left handers have any different issues with the PM being on their left side and has any one chosen to have it put on their right side instead ?

So glad to find this group and be able to learn BEFORE the surgery. Thank you.

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