Most Recent Messages in Coping

Pacemaker

Does anyone with a pacemaker out there ever feel when their heart rate is changing. You don't feel dizzy or light headed and you don't have a head ache but your head feels slightly different at times?  My heart rate is between 63 and100 according to what i'm doing. My pacemaker was put in about 11 months ago and i had a complete heart block. 

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Pacemaker question on fatigue

Hi everyone, I had a pacemaker put in two months ago. On my 4 week check up they made an adjustment which cleared up my flutters and twiching.  For the next month I felt more energy and was doing well.  Now it's been about 3 weeks I'm back to feeling tired like when I first had it put in.

The incision is still sore to the touch but healing up fine. Is this normal to experience fatique again?  I am in my 70's and maybe it's just old age?  Any idea...

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General information

Hi 

I'm a 32 year old male and just got a pacemaker last week. 

I'm looking for general advice on do's and don'ts when it comes to lifestyle choices and how to carry on as normal. I have no underlying health conditions that led to my pacemaker I was however passinging out due to my heart stopping for periods of time throughout the day. So far everything is working out fine but I am still in the recovery process. 

I would just like to know if th...

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TAVR & Pacemaker

I had a TAVR procedure and pacemaker implant five months ago. I am still not feeling as well as I anticipated I would. I was wondering if anyone else could comment on a similar experience? Is five months not sufficient recovery time?

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work pressure from managers & help needed

Hello, I am under a lot of pressure from work. they read somewhere that I should have made a full recovery within 6 weeks and that a pacemaker is a small procedure. 


I work nights in tunnels, hauling heavy machinery up and down stairs on one side of the body all night, occasionally coping with sleep deprivation. 


My cardiologists advised me to gradually build up my body, and I am also suffering from lack of sleep owing to pacemaker sensitivity, for which I ha...

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Tool usage

I have had  apacemaker for several years now and I have seveal things I know I can't do.   where I work I can't work in he department with a microwave oven the size of a small car, I can't drive an electric powered fork lift. and I can't ge within 1 ft of our power panels with my chest.     also I can't operate a welder or chain saw.     

but now I am seeing these pole saws with a little 10 inch chain saw on the end and po...

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Neck Issue?

Hello,

I hope everyone is well. I firstly want to thank the commentors from my last post, you provided some very useful imformation, I spoke to my hospital and they said that the increase in heart rate is completely fine and a normal human body reaction to alcohol consumption, and that they are not at all concerned by that. 

I have had an issue that has been on my mind for a long while now that I have never got round to finding an answer for. I have been feeling a weird press...

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Chafing / soreness around incision scar tissue

Hello people,

It's been a few months now since I received my (first) pacemaker and overall, all is well. I'm still feeling it when it kicks in, and when it runs a self test, but I'm used to the feeling by now. The scar has healed well, no signs of swelling, redness, or anything like that.

I do however feel soreness around the scar tissue, especially if it's warm and I'm wearing clothes that rub against the area. Do you all have any tricks for reducing this? Cre...

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Regrets

Good morning everyone. I want to begin by apologizing for complaining on my very first post, and I want to aplogize for a long rant. I viewed some post before joining, and realize that my feelings might not be new and that everyone's journey is unique to that person. I'm only 10 days post surgery and mentally I feel defeated with tons of regrets.Regrets about allowing the doctor to put the pacemaker in because I just don't feel better, and I regret "pulling" the trigger...

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"Awesome Foursome"...??

Has anyone heard of this? It's a stack of four supplements that are said to help the heart regain energy. A Dr. Sinatra proposes it; I found a lot of results, all with his name attached somewhere. That's part of what makes it smell a little quack-y, but sometimes truly useful treatments do-- we've all taken "proper" Rxs that didn't do the job and tried little hacks that yielded fruit.

Has a doctor, nutritionist, etc. ever discussed this stack with you? Have you...

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Newbie

I'm new here and just got my ICD implanted 09/06/2023, three days ago. 
 I might be 66 years old but I'm not ready to slow completely down.   I've been a skilled trades welder, maintenance/construction since 1976 also a hobby farmer.   Have pigs or cattle at times, put hay up every summer. 
  I believe the hardest part is knowing that I can't just go out to the garage and turn on the welder or work on my tractor's engine while runnin...

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Alcohol

Hello All, I hope you are well,

I would firstly like to thank everyone that read and replied too my most recent post, the messages i received where lovely thank you. 

I question that I have been wondering to ask you all for a while is about alcohol. As a 19 year old brit I like to go to the pub with friends, and drink socially. I will also be attending university in September, where I know I will consume alcohol. But one thing I seem to notice all the time when I drink is, ev...

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Did I make a mistake?

Some days I wake up thinking I made a mistake getting a PM and just want it gone. 
My brief story. Diagnosed with bradycardia in June, no symptoms except fatigue. 69 years old and no chronic health issues. In July, HR started going into the 35-37 range most of the day, every day, but still no symptoms. Saw my EP and he said he believed it was time for PM. Now, looking back, I feel like I reacted in fear. I don't know what I would do if I had a "do-over". 
I c...

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Pacemaker post op feeling

Hi everyone . 

Hi had my procedure 2 weeks ago . 

I'm 45vex athlete fit.

The doctor sticked tge pacemaker to my muscle under the double layer of skin on my left side . 

It's only been2 weeks, but I have this non stop sensation of constant rubbing on the pacemaker   

It also feels very fragile as if it could move at anytime.

Does this feeling get better   ??? 

Will the pacemaker feel at one with my body a...

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Never the same

Hi,

I had my pacemaker implanted 9 years ago at the age of 24 for a complete AV block. It happened in a traumatic way and I developed anxiety / panic attacks for maybe two years after. It since has been going well, I have good and bad days but never like before were I used to have panic attacks frequently... very frequently.

About one month ago, I went to the ER because my heartbeat went up to 170. They kept me for the night and let me go saying there was no danger to that arythmi...

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Dizzy

Hey guys, been awhile. 
 

last night I had a pretty uncomfortable feeling of lightheadedness followed by being paced and rapid heartbeat...not to mention panic and fear. 
 

I suffer from SSNS (sick sinus node syndrome). 
 

I just had a functions check done on dual chamber pacemaker. All was normal. 
 

Any ideas what may of happened? And why would I get dizzy if I have a pacemaker set to 60bpm? 
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New AICD

Just got my AICD 3 weeks ago and not sure about something.  I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot and have a conduit with valve and have had 5 heart surgeries throughout my life so I've lived with PVC's and irregular beats my whole life. After I got my AICD, at least once a day I can feel what I think is the pacemaker coming on, which makes me anxious even though my heart rate is steady. I have sent transmissions and they told me everything is working fine, nothing going on, m...

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Multaq

I have a hard time breathing on 400 mg Multaq.  I did take 200 mg last year before my pacemaker so i am thinking of cutting my Multaq in half again.  I told the EP Nurse that i can't breath and she told me to take more Lasix.  Does Lasix have anything to do with my Multaq and breathing problems.  I don't see how.

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The connection between complex emotions and our heart

Living with a chronic heart condition, particularly after a heart attack or cardiac arrest, often requires major adjustments and changes, perhaps resulting in a loss of independence.  Anxious, depressed thoughts may surface at these times, stressing the heart further.  The heart can be so affected by our feelings that it can physically change shape when we suffer emotional trauma.  You may care to look up the broken heart syndrome (Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy) to co...

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Can anyone relate?

Hi everyone!

Lately after minimal activity I sometimes feel what I call "blown out" in my chest. It typically happens after standing up or using my legs a lot. It's like this deep, winded blown out feeling in my chest that lasts anywhere from 1 minute to 25 mins or more. I'm not short of breath or dizzy, but it feels terrible. I check my Apple Watch ECG and it looks completely normal. Right now HR was 62BPM and ECG looks just fine. I would think this is what an arrhyth...

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I wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for pacemakers. I've had mine for 35+ years. I was fainting all of the time and had flat-lined also. I feel very blessed to live in this time of technology.