Most Recent Messages in Coping

I am so worried!

I woke up on July 23, 2018 and was going to get tea but I passed out without premonition! I hit my butt on the tile and then my head! First time this ever happened to me! I am 51 and have been diabetic for 17years but adequately controlled. I panicked for my life, my children who are all under 20, my husband, my dad! I went to the hospital and they said I have PVT - wild rhythms at night. After all tests returned normal but they wanted to ensure I have an “insurance” as they put i...

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Pacemaker

I had my procedure done twice. The first time the Doctor didn't place the leads deep enough into the heart so 4 weeks later it was redone by another Cardiologist. The second one was done approx. 3 weeks ago. I have pain at the site which I expected from the cutting. What I didn't expect was that I get a shortness of breathe every once in a while that lasts for maybe a breathe or two.  I didn't expect my back muscles behind the area of the pacemaker to be sore. I didn't ex...

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Pediatric Patient

Anybody else out there the parent of a child with a pacemaker? My 6 year old daughter has third degree heartblock and just received her pacemaker last week. School starts soon and I'm wondering what your child's school required of you? I don't really want to draw attention to her condition, but with all the tablets and devices used in school, I'm wondering how teachers will react to the "6 inch rule". Her pacemaker is under her sternum, right where she holds eve...

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Not feeling well after placement

  • by ASM
  • 2018-07-23 19:42:53
  • Coping
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  • 2 comments

I am 35 and have a micra pacer implanted inside my right ventricle. It’s weird but I haven’t felt like myself since surgery in January. Almost a depression thing going on. My energy is on the floor. I also have a thyroid condition and my levels are perfect right now. I was feeling energized before the surgery and now I feel I don’t have the energy to get off the sofa. Anyone else? My device is the Medtronic Micra trans catheter pacer. It goes inside the heart with no wires.&...

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family support

Is there anywhere on this website with information to enlighten family members who need to understand what having a pacemaker means both physically and emotionally?  I thought there was one, but I see nothing at the moment. My own explanations seem to be not enough. Thanks! 

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New PM- what to expect

June 25th I received my PM after having an 'incident' that has been explained as my 'wiring shorting out'- my heart is in otherwise great condition. I had about a 3 hour episode on the 23rd of June where I felt like passing out, nausea, heart flip-flopping and my pulse went to 34. In the ER it went from 34 to 110 for a short period then to normal. At that point we were sent to another hospital with a cardiologist on call. This is where I learned about a level 2 something or ot...

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Two-lead pacemaker

Hi everyone. I am 82 years old and after wearing a heart monitor for 48 hours I was diagnosed with complete Bradycardia. In fact the monitor showed that my heart would stop beating for several seconds when I was asleep. I had my Advisa DR SureScan Pacemaker implanted on 27 July 2017. The lower threshold was initially set a 60 BPM. However, at my first followup on 10 August 2017, I complained of being listless and with no energy when I awoke in the morning and the lower threshold was set at 70...

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Here I go again...

Here I go again. Cardiologist wants to do another stress test. Wanted to do the Lexiscan. I refused once again as I had Lexiscan and immediately after IV..ended up in cath lab. They did not know if it was the Lexiscan that caused my stent to collapse or whether I was a walking accident ready to happen. At any rate I refuse to try it again. Had another stent put in 2 years ago. Then..during that stent placement woke up when they were in the vessel (per my doctor) and the pain was excrutiating....

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Palpitations and light heaviness

I've has my pacemaker a little over a month. I have been doing really good feel great but the last couple of days I've been having some palpitations and a little light headed. Is this normal or do I need to get in touch with my doctor

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Recent pacemaker

I have had persistent afib for 2 years, had two ablation which has reduced my Afib load to less than 2%. On May 24th I had a dual chamber Medtronic advisa implanted for bradycardia. Since then I constantly get dizzy when standing, and get dizzy at random times for no reason that I can interpret. Is this unusual, and can it be from a settings issue. The lower setting is at 50 and to my knowledge, it has only been needed a few times after exercising. Any thoughts or suggestions would be ap...

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Low pulse rate

Hi

my PM is set at 60. My pulse  today has been in the 40s  and I feel my PM trying to raise it up it is uncomfortable like pounding .   Has anyone else  had to deal with this?  I thought if it’s set at 60 it could not go below

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Pacemaker/Defibrillator

Got my pacemaker March 23.  When I went in for my 3 month checkup they determined I was in AFib.  Went in hospital next day and they shocked my heart and seem to be doing fine; however this whole situation has me constantly worrying about every little pain, etc.  Help!

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Saunas

Does anyone know if a regular sauna is okay? I've heard that a FAR infrared sauna is not good because it penetrates so deeply that it can overheat the device. But, I don't know about a regular sauna.

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Pain

I had my surgery on February 23 this year. At first it wasn't as much pain. But now I have severe pain in my shoulder,arm,and sometimes in my hand/wrist. Have any of y'all been through this? My doctor's won't give me any medicine for the pain but they want to do surgery on my arm.

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Pain

I had my pacemaker put in March 5 and then again March 15, since one of the leads went through my heart and was pacing my diaphragm. My scar is still so sore and I get this burning sensation a lot. I’ve seen the Dr and he said I just have to get used to it. Wearing a bra strap hurts it. It is so sensitive. Will it stop hurting I wonder?

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nostalgia

last but not least patch who with a sense of humour helped many of us to cope with our new devices..karen pookie says hi susie pacergirl says hi and says she decided to retire and is doing well. he aslo helped me  many times to have hope to go thru the horrible billof goods my husband got dealt...thanks i can never repay..

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going back to 2006

in 2006 i was very close to death and for a few months it was missed when i would appear for tests. i fainted in the funeral home where we had visited to make arrangements. finally one day with a pulse of 28 i was invited to have an emergency pacemaker. after a few days i returned home and that night i felt so low and my supportive husband said you will feel like this for a year.i went on to find this club that evening where i met wonderfully supportive people who i consider friends forever,...

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Pacemakers

Earlier this month I was told that my 9 year old battery was running down and that I had 3 to 5 months left on it. I assume I am now at ERI stage and pm limited to 65 BPM. I am continually tired, slightly giddy and a little breathless. Is this usual? If so is there any way to alleviate this?

G

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So that's it...

So it is going to happen... the pacemaker. I'm 33 yo, my dad was 42 when he had is first device. I have WPW with SSS and having now frequent episodes of AF at 200 BPM. Had one cardioversion 1 months ago. In ordrer to give me appropriate medication (like BetaBlockers) I need a pacemaker, so my doctor says for the past 6 months. I can't find the words to say how sad it makes me feel. I feel broken. Has anyone felt like this? I'm scared, angry... bi...

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Ventricular-Pacing symptoms

Hi!

I just had a dual-lead Boston Scientific pacemaker installed about a month ago.  I have Bradycardia and 'Sick Sinus Syndrome', and my heart stopped for about 10 seconds while in the hospital for A-Flutter.  They did an A-Flutter ablation, then installed the pacemaker.

Most of the time I am not even aware of it, other than the lump on my left shoulder.  But I get periods of 'tightness' (not pain) in my chest and neck/throat (occasionally a little...

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I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.