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Hi folks 26/9

dear Billie you'll have to read my comment on the post Hi Folks on the 26/9 to understand the one I posted before this one

Marie

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Upper Respiritory Infection

Does anyone know the complications of having an upper respiritory infection with a pm? As in will it last longer. Because I've taken antibiodics and now 3 weeks of having the infection the area where my pm is hurting. What I mean is beneath the skin between the pm, pain everytime i move or i slump or slouch. It's also becoming hard for me to breath. I was talking to my mom over the phone and she said she could hear me breathin funny. So anyone know????
p.s sorry for my tangents, I'm a teen...

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Muscle Twitch

Hi All,
I just received a replacement pacer in July. This is my 7th replacement (first pacemaker was 1975) and I seem to have developed a twitch. If I hold my hand over and press lightly down on the pacemaker I can feel a muscle twitch with each beat. Sometimes if I hold my arm in a certain position it actually jumps. Anyone ever have this? It's a new one on me. I did notice that this generator seems closer to under my arm than the last. It can be a very annoying feeling. Thanks for...

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Support Group

My name is Brendaa and I am 40 years old. I had a pacemaker put in 8 weeks ago and am still in shock. My severe bradycardia and fibrosis came out of nowhere and I am having a hard time accepting my limitations. Because of my age, I was given a PM with a large battery and I am constanly experiencing discomfort. I spend most of my days crying and cannot find a support group in my area. I feel very much alone.

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RBBB develops after pacemaker insertion

Hi -- I had a CRT-D implanted in Feb 06 to help my cardiomyopathy & LBBB. I've been doing well, no firing of the defibrillator, thank goodness! Today, my internist did an EKG as part of my annual physical. It showed a right bundle branch block, something I've never had before. Anything to worry about? My cardiologist isn't in today & I was just wondering if that had happened to anyone else after having a pacemaker.

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Question

The doctors are now admitting that my husband had 35 episodes of PMT in their care. What does this mean? Should they have tested him for tachycardia? Should they have put a difibulator in him while replacing the pacemaker having known this? Please help!!

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Things to avoid

Had a question about things your to avoid when you have a pm. I've had one for 11 weeks, wondering if you come into contact with things your not suppose to if you feel it or what happens, will I know if there is a problem right away or not.. Just started to use a shock collar for my dog and was holding the hand held transmitter in my chest pocket and was worried if I should be using it, also I keep forgetting and I put my cell phone in chest pocket..Any body have problems going back to something...

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An iPod alert for pacemaker, ICD users

By Harvard Heart Letter
September 25, 2007

If you have a pacemaker or implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), you have probably been warned not to keep a cell phone in your breast pocket or hold it near your heart.

The same rule should apply to an iPod or other portable music or video player. A study presented at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting this spring showed that a turned-on iPod held two inches away from the chest for five to 10 seconds can interfere with...

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Discomfort

Hi, I am 51 and had my pm fitted in Juy 2007. I am uncomfortable with my pm. I have been told that I have to wait for a period of about 6 months for this to ease. I have itching under the skin and also a pressure feeling when I move. Is this normal?
I do hope someone can assist with these queries.

Sheila

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Hi Folks

Hello to all. Seems a while since I posted. Have been really ill with bad flu which then gave me shocking asthma. Weather here looked like spring had sprung then turned back again to wet, cold and windy. Not very helpful when the new roofing materials turned up and the guys want a run of about five clear days to get the new roof on the house.

I have been suffering with the pain in my left shoulder again. The doc gave me a needle to see if it would fix it but no success. I get pi...

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Hello

Just wanted to thank the kind people who responded my comment,I feel a bit better,my husband is still nervous about his job,so,if anyone knows anybody working with aviation please any advice or anyword is always welcome.I love this site,it is really helpful for us,this is all new and I 'm learning so much here.....So thanks again...God blees u all,
Evita...

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Re: Peeved off

Thank you Blake, I’ll try what you said I don’t know if I can do that but I’ll certainly give it a try, yours truly
Marie. p.s I didn’t think it was just because I live down under (australia)

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pain after lifting weight

Has anyone ever experienced a lot of pain after lifting something heavy? Does it go away?

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sick sinus syndrom

hi robin near byron bay, what is sick sinus syndrome, I keep reading peoples post and they mention this a lot, I just have a p.m and quite healthy for the rest accept for food sensitiveties due to maybe being celiac and I had chrohn's disease but that has been cured, not the celiac yet but I'm positive about that.I live in vic. australia the town euroa famous for being out beer sorry I mean water this year. My Mum also has a pm she will be 92 next month, I take care of her at home here. well it'...

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No sure what to do..

Since going to ER and now changing my mode and pacing lower heart at 100% - I am scheduled for my first check over the phone on Oct. 30th. I have only been back for one check up in person. Should I make another appointment in person or do the phone check? They changed the mode in ER a Medtronic tech. But I go to a device clinic 1 1/2 hours away and don't know will they have all the new information if i go ahead with the phone check or do I have to tell them or what? Still very new to this. Any...

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peeved of

Hi smitty
I went to all the trouble of answering your answer,( thank you for the answer by the way) put in the letters and clicked post comment and nothing happened and lost all I'd written, so tell me what I did wrong. I will write it all again maybe tonight.Marie

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HAVING LITTLE PROBLEMS

Hi again everyone, I am so glad that I found this web site my. I have another question - probably nothing to worry about. Does anyone else have pain in the nect or shoulder area. Sometimes I have a slight pulsating pain in my uper neck/jaw area..... is this a norm. Or am I jumping the gun again. All of these things are so new to me and I'm just a little anxious.

Thank all of you for your wonderful replies.

Renee

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I finalley got covered.

Well, everyone.....
The travel insurance agency finalley covered me for my cruise
next March. They covered me for the heart block/pacemaker.
Now my husband and I will get the honeymoon we waited for.
11 nights sailing the South Pacific how romantic is that??
My only concern is my leads are nearly 10 years old but the
pacer is only 2. My doc reckons I will be fine...just a check up
6 weeks before to make sure all is ok!!!!
Hope everyone is going fine...Hap...

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new to me


Hi
allan(41) from edinburgh here.

I would just like to thank all the kind people who responded to my very first letter a few days ago.I am about to be fitted with my first pace maker in under two weeks and just being able to know you are not alone and can talk to people who really understand is brilliant.

I understand so much more about the procedure and what to expect and i would be a liar if i said I wasnt scared but I am armed with a lot more knowledge wh...

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the pulse is came back!

Hi Everyone,
I have a PM SIGMA SVDD 303 for about 6 month, and I am 100% depend on it. today when I was at the PM clinic, the technician told me that she can see a good Sinus pulse (I guess for my lower part of the heart), I asked how long was like that, she said we dont know. I asked if my PM is on demand why my heart has been pased for more than 99% of the time, she said because it wont let your pulse get through. I am looking at my ECG right now and my pulses look much better than what t...

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