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Im so happy I have found this group, this is truly amazing 😉
I've had a CRT-P fitted 12 days ago and have notice these last 3 days that my heart rate is pacing up 120bpm on basic walking around without strenuous activity. My device has been set to 70bpm so when I'm walking it does feel uncomfortable as I can feel my heart pounding away.
is this normal?
I am not sure if what I am feeling is real or not. I seem to have a lot of tightness in my neck muscles mostly on the side of the pacemaker. A hollow sensation in the middle of my chest, headaches, and I have no energy.
I have expressed these concerns to my physicians's nurse, not sure if the information is getting to the doctor. the nurse doesn't seem concerned. Should I be?
Please excuse the waffling.
I had my PM on the 10th of August and after a call with the EP yesterday I realised I'm to have an AV node ablation at some point. My next (phone) appointment with cardiology is on 14th September, which will be a year and a day since my first AF diagnosis.
The Gizmo and I are getting settled, but I don't feel that wonderful and I think I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the journey so far. It has...
Was at my GP thurs and he started to remove the purple tape that covered my surgery , I asked him to stop because when he pulled it hurt a tad. It's been 18 days since my new pacemaker was put in and the tape is coming off by its self. Wow when I saw the incision it was small and looked better then I thought. How long did most of you wait for your tape or what ever was covering your incision before you took it off? Thank you for any info.
On 29 July I went into hospital (in UK) for an ablation to treat palpitations, pre-syncopal events and angina - a one-day in hospital and take it easy for a couple more days before heading back to work kind of deal.
The 29th was a Wednesday, I did indeed leave hospital the same day, the following day was OK. On the Friday morning I went bat-shit crazy and was hospitalised locally. I was discharged a few hours later when they had decided I hadn't had a heart attack and went home....
Just bought a digital bathroom scale from Amazon, never realizing there would be a caution in the directions about using it if you have a pacemaker. I have a CRT-P, and this scale is just for weight, operating on two AAA batteries, not body fat or other sophisticated analysis. Anyone w similar experience have a recommendation? Thanks
I’ve only had my pacemaker 5 days. I feel terrible, high anxiety, can’t get comfortable regardless of position and can’t hardly sleep. When should this get better?
Thanks for your response...much appreciated.
I just received my pacemaker three weeks ago. I thought I'd be feeling GREAT but I can't say that's how I'm feeling.
I've had anxiety issues as well as palpitation issues - both which have been making my recovery harder than I had expected.
has anyone else had these problems?
Any advice is appreciated...
I am a 59 year old woman who had a full electrical block and a subsequent pacemaker implant. All other aspects of my heart are fine. Pre-surgery symptoms were light headedness, tired, and shortness of breath. Post-surgery I am still experiencing occasional light headed spells and for the most part do feel a great deal better. The doctors are still tweaking my beta blockers. I am not in great physical shape and do not participate in cardio activities. I had a cardio wat...
I had a pacemaker in May. Others tell me they do not even know it is there. Mine is painful often. And I cannot do many of my pre activities. The pacemaker is working according to a test in July. Does anyone else experience this thank you Trebla
Like your post says, I didn't get all that info the first time 8 years ago. They had me checked every 15 minutes and i had a private nurse keep a eye on me. Everything was good on my checkup but the person from Bocton Sceientific was in the room whhen they put my pacemaker in and thats when they check them, it worked fine for me the first time and I hope it works as good this time. I have a check up next week and will post the outcome. Have a nice day.
It seems to bother me more today then when I had my first pacemaker put in 8 years ago. The Dr has done more the 5000 pacemakers in his time , and I know he's a good Dr. But they told me it should take about 45 minutes so I know it should be over fast. They told me if all goes well I should be able to leave in 3 to 4 hours. Well here's hoping all goes well and this will last as long as my last one.
Hi all. Had to have a pacers installed on Friday after a cardio appointment on Monday. Not a lot of time to let reality set in. My biggest fear in life has always been hospitals. I was a awake and aware of my entire procedure. I was told that there would be an amnesia effect and I wouldn't remember it but the exact opposite happened.
Has this happened to anyone else?
To be honest it kind of messed with me a little and then the programming had massive issues as well. I did get...
Hi. I had my PM installed on Thursday because I had my heart stop a few times in the last week. The stops recorded in the hospital lasted for 26 and 30 seconds but I know that at home I had some episodes that were even longer. I had an emergency PM installed and then sent home. All my episodes of heart stopping occured in my sleep or when about to sleep. I am now frightened to go to sleep. Does anyone have any advice on how to get over this fear? Has anyone else had heart stoppages this...
As of this coming Tuesday, I will be released to go back to work. In my mind, that is a good thing. However, I have some concerns. I work in a warehouse environment. My primary job is that of operating a forklift, loading and unloading freight, primarily in a flatbed trailer yard. This means I spend a part of my day tying down heavy freight with chains or straps as the situation warrants. I am having a hard time finding anything regarding guidelines for safety in my particular occupation. Thi...
I am a new member. Just got my pacemaker on 7-9th. I have been looking for somewhere to see what other people are experiencing or have experienced. I was glad to find this outlet. I was reassured to see that being depressed, especially being isolated as we are all, is pretty normal. I have always slept on my left side, so sleeping has been a problem trying to get comfortable on my back or right side. Hard to "behave" and not do the things I would normally do. I look at the dus...
Thank you very much for listening, I appreciate everyone’s input. I know this is life changing for me and I’m much stronger with people like you.
I have just been informed by my cardiologists nurse that my Dr. wants me to come in and talk to her about my most recent tests for shortness of breath and fatigue. The nurse said that she wanted to talk to me about a pacemaker.
My doctor has been around for many years and has a stellar reputation.
I will meet with her in 9 days. I am really flying blind. I do not know anything about pacemakers. Is there anything I should be asking or doing?
I am totally lost. I don'...
Hi, im new to forum. I had a pacemaker installed at the age of 53 because i had heart block because of my years of sleep apnea. About six months ago i had what i can describe as a panic attack. I never had this issue before but are there others out there who experienced the same. Im taking 10mg of lexapro to deal with it. My anxiety is i think my heart going to go into afib because thats how they first detected it. Im also on metropopol and flaccidine. I hate to be on drugs but im dealing wit...