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Anyone else have a pacemaker for 2nd Degree AV block Morbitz I? Advice please.

Hello..  Im wondering if anyone else has had to have a Pacemaker for a 2nd Degree AV block Morbitz I?  And what where your symptoms ? And experience?  

I have been recently diagnosed with this type of block after fainting and injuring my face.  My cardiologist performed an ECG an ECO and a Holter.  On the holter after 24 hrs it showed that thruout the day even if I were sleeping or exercising or just resting I was skipping a beat.  He has recommended a Pace...

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Skipped beats

I am new to this forum and am happy to have found this. Was wondering why after my PM I ( I had Tachy Brady) still get skipped HB. I only notice when driving or am more sedintary. When spinning or working out or am occupied I don’t notice.

Cardiologist wants me to take Metrop 25 mgs. 

I was hoping the PM would help. Is there any kind of adjustment that can be made to my PM.

also when I get these skipped beats my head can feel like I haven’t slept.

thx...

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Tired after walking 45 mins- 5 days Post op

Hi I have had my Pacemaker implanted for 6 days now. I felt up to walking today so I took a 45 min walk. I came back home and have been exhausted the entire day, even felt a little dizzy (first time since surgery), took a 2 hr nap and I’m still tired. I also notice my eyes have dark circles around them. I have been feeling ok besides slight wound pain since surgery, which I expect.  but today I feel I over worked myself thinking I was well enough to exercise a bit. I’m p...

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PPM/Beta blockers/ prior ablation

53 years old today. First time posting. Diagnosed with Wolf Parkinson White disease at age 22. Cardiac ablation performed. Required medication for rate control for many years due to some idiosyncratic tachy  rhythms. Fairly well-controlled until the past one year with beta blockers. Have developed a intermittent 2nd° heart block. As a result recommendation was to come off beta blockers to see if this would help. Significant difficulty doing so but was able to stop beta blockers eight...

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Im getting a pacemaker for my 50th... yikes.

Hello..  Im new to this site and new to the whole concept of PM. I am a 49 yr old woman recently (literally 4 days ago) diagnosed with 2nd Degree AV block Morbitz I.  I appreciated all the posts I have read on this forum and decided to join the club.. 

My journey began a little less than 4 weeks ago when I called in sick for work.   I spent the night sucking on lossengers and woke up during the night extremely dehydrated.  As I sat in my bed and opened...

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Life after Pacemaker implant

I am a woman, born 1941. In June 2017 I had a Pacemaker Implant. Obviously necessary because my heart rate was going down to 27 and skipping beats for periods up to 3 seconds. Naturally I am grateful this problem was pin pointed and for being able to receive this pacemaker that no doubt has saved my life. The implant sent my heart into AFIB. For the first few weeks I was in AFIB 100% of the time and to say I didn't feel well is definitely an understaetment. Symptoms were: nausea, bre...

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Upper chest discomfort

Hi. I have had my pacemaker for 6 weeks and still don't feel well. I have been to the doctor and have all tests done, and everything checks out fine. I am having discomfort in my upper chest,both sides. Do the leads ever cause discomfort? Anxiety? I am an emotional wreck and cry at the drop of a hat. I am so tired of feeling crappy! Any advice?

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Still Struggling

Hi all, have never posted before but have dipped in and out of reading since having my pacmaker inserted in October of last year.

I had been very ill for almost two years with no answers, had every scan and scope under the sun until i was scehdule one day for a laproscopy and all of a sudden, 10 mins before i was due to be in the OR there was nurses and doctors running about the place, hooking me up for ECGs etc because my heart rate was abnormally low.

I had no idea what was goin...

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Pvc's

Had my pacemaker inserted on May 14.  Had a lot of anxiety and PVC's for several weeks after but then things settled down.  Last week, mid August, 2018 the PVC's started again and are strong and unsettling.  Has anyone had similar experiences with this and should I be concerned?

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Depression after surgery

I had my pace maker surgery on 8/15/18. Everything went very well. Hardly any pain after surgery and mostly just tightness around the incision. The main thing I'm experiencing now, 10 days after surgery, is: Depression  When I look in the mirror at the incision and feel the "bump", I burst into tears. I feel okay physically but I feel I'm having a hard time adjusting to having a "foreign object" in my body. I'm also anxious about returning to work on 8/27....

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Coping

In my 30's... almost 6 weeks since ICD surgery...anyone else have young kids that they couldnt pick up? This has been the hardest part of recovery for me. I'll take the pain and soreness and tightness. So hard. I wish I could talk to someone who is going through a similar situation. My family are an awesome support, but it is hard that they don't really understand what I am going through mentally, physically and emotionally.

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Stress, Pain and more

Getting a PM out of the clear blue causes so much worry, stress and for me depression at first.  I wanted to share an app I found on Alexa that has helped so much.  It's called hypnotherapy.  At first, I scoffed at the idea thinking it would never work.  I was certainly wrong.  It did take about 3 or 4 sessions but I kept trying and now, I go out light a light.  I also find myself picturing the images he refers to in the therapy if I'm in pain or stressin...

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Worried

Hello all,

So glad I found this site. I am in the first steps on possibly getting a PM. I am 63 and recently started experiencing shortness of breath. I have been a runner for the last 30 years until last August when I suffered major knee issues. Since then I have taken up swimming and biking. I am retired and very active.  8 years ago I was referred to a cardiologist due to a pulse of 35 on an EKG. I was diagnosed with bradycaradia  I was referred for a stress test and echo w...

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Pacemakers and dentistry

I have read that I must inform  my dentist about my pacemaker and wondered why. Obviously I will tell her because I usually do as I am told, but  would there be a problem with  ordinary procedures, scaling,  fillings etc? What is this all about? 

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Feeling Pacing?

Thank you for participating in this forum. I have had a pacemaker for a few years. I had severe bradycardia, (22 beats/min), and I was lucky that we figured it out, as I was really fizzling out...sleeping all the time, no memory, etc. I am retired, and  60. I also have chronic arthritis which is a real pain. I have a Biotronik pacemaker, dual lead, MRI compatible.

I wonder if others feel the pacing especially when you lie down at night? I was told that I would feel ventricular...

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how long for you guys

How long did it take for you guys to stop thinking about having a pacemaker after you got your first one? I got mine two months ago and I think about it a lot. Perhaps when the pain goes away entirely I'll stop thinking about it? Seems I have a bit of that shoulder stuff going on. I'm not scared about having it, quite the opposite, its just always on my mind. Like by Christmas do you think it will be old news? 

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Post-implant Anxiety?

Greetings from a new member, who joined on behalf of his 86 year-old father, a four-month veteran of a pacemaker implant.

He has recently complained of chills early in the morning, and feelings of restlessness.  These episodes do not last more than an hour, but they upset his sleep (as well as my mother's).  They also seem to upset his mental well-being.

His primary care physician, an internist, has ruled out hypothyroidism and hypoglycemia as causes.  His elect...

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Post PM implant driving

How long did the drs require you to not drive? Mine gave a range of 7-14 days no driving? Is that the norm following the initial implant procedure? Driving me crazy! I know I need to exercise patience, any advice is appreciated....

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7 days since implant and scared

Hi.  This is my first post.  I had my pacemaker implanted last Monday to keep me from passing out.  I have vasovagal syncope.  Sunday before my implant I went for a run.  I was working out regularly and very active.  I’m 45.  Now after the implant I feel disabled.  I’m not supposed to move one of my arms which is very difficult.  The arm that is not the implant side is sore which I’m worried about.  I don’t know if...

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Moving the Implant

ok

so I did not know that I could have the pacemaker buried deeper so that I could continue to do martial arts

I have a dual chamber medtronic near the left collar bone and I am afraid to go back to grappling for fear of dislodging it

Question: I will ask this of a physician but figured i'd post this on here anyway

I would like to have it buried deeper. What are my options at this point since I have it in for a year and a half. 

Thanks for your time...

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