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Complications

Has any one ever had the feeling like your pacemaker itself is viberating?  almost like the things they give you at pizza places to tell you your order is up viberating!! I've had mine since 2015 and all the sudden it feels like it's viberating all the time, It drives me nuts. If so what were your Dr,'s findings? I have an appt. to wear a harness for a day, thanks all. Jackie

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Vibrating Boston scientific pacemaker

Has any one ever had the feeling like your pacemaker itself is viberating?  almost like the things they give you at pizza places to tell you your order is up viberating!! I've had mine since 2015 and all the sudden it feels like it's viberating all the time, It drives me nuts. If so what were your Dr,'s findings? I have an appt. to wear a harness for a day, thanks all

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Four years in

So I'm four plus years into my first PM, Biotronik Eluna-DDR. My doc recommended it because of the rate reponsiveness of the Biotronik technology, CLS, since I am a very active 73 year old (Jogging, gym, skiing). Things have gone pretty well. Each year I push the doc to up my top rate because I seem to (according to my HR watch) be pushing against the upper limit. When running, for  example, I run out of oxygen before my legs get tired. Started at 120, now up to 150. Last t...

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Defibrillator

I had defibulator installed 04/18/2019.  Doctor took out by old pacemaker and two leads and replaced with defribullator and 3 leads.  When laying in bed on my back or setting hunkering over using my cell phone I noticed a regular jumping in my chest that I didn't have if I was walking around the room or setting in a different position.  Any comments would be welcome as to what might be causing this chest jumping or when it will go away.  Thanks.  

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Junctional rhythm

My annoying junctional rhythm is becoming constant.  My pacemaker rate is set at 50 (my pulse has been low all my life so I am more comfortable with it low) but would a faster pacemaker minimum rate possibly address this problem which really takes the fun out of exertion of any kind.  Thanks in advance. (Yes, I am on diltiazem at the moment and the jury is out on whether that helps or not, but I would prefer not being on a drug.  Atenolol caused undesirable side effects, so thi...

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CRT apparent diaphragm stimulation

4 weeks post CRT-P implant, all good except apparent diaphragm pacing because when I lay on my back especially it creates a constant regular jumping in my chest/left side area   I live 600 miles from Clinic where done have not yet returned . They say it can be adjusted ?   Has anyone experienced this.   Thank you.  

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Diabetic medicine

I have ben having Metformin 500 one in the morning and one at night, with almost good control on my diabetics. After the PM implant, I was prescribed Glymi 1 MG along with Metformin. I find that my Sugar level has increased, instead of reducing further.. Anybody has such expetience? I wonder which medicine shall be best along with Metformin, compatible to Pacemaker. I mean without any side effects of concern. Regards, DILIP... 

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Help

Hi  7 months in dual ch pm and im still feeling crap have a few good days then here we go again feeling shitty sick on and off for days been told everything fine with pm .its just getting me down now anyone feel like this šŸ˜”

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What am I in for?

Well..it will be time to have a new pacemaker put in..count down 3 months. I am a little nervous about this. He will make a new incision and have the new pacemaker float? Can anyoneshare there experience having it done again? were you anxious about this also?

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Post Procedure Exercise

Just got my pacemaker in 4 days ago. Walked a couple blocks the last 2 days no problem. Walked 3 blocks this morning no problem. Just walked 3 blocks after dinner and was huffing-puffing. Felt heart " fluttering" toward end as well as had pain just above my stomach and right side of chest. Received pacemaker due to heart rate going low and getting lightheaded. Diagnosed with signal block. Had an MRI, Echocardiagram. angiogram etc. and all showed heart good and no blockage in ar...

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New Here

Hi all. Just got my pacemaker in on Monday. Apr. 15. Had several questions but found the answers in many of the posts here. Nice to see a site like this.

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Advice RE: telling employer about health status

Hi all!

I'm 33 and got an ICD implanted January 2019 because I had a sudden cardiac arrest at work mid-December. Here's the situation - I've generally had a hard time finding work that I'm happy with and "passionate" about. Since my SCA, I've been re-evaluating things quite a bit and thinking to myself "Do more of what makes you happy." My SCA actually happened 1.5 weeks into training for a new job. I was excited because I finally landed a jo...

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Accolade L311

I was fitted with pacemaker on Wednesday 17th April 2019. Immediately my head cleared and I had not thought it’s was a condition of my heart function.

I expect that it will continue and I will be blessed with a few more years of happiness, and to march onwards and upwards with my passion of golf croquet.

 

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What shows after healing? NSFW? (Puberty+ ok)

NSFW? šŸ˜‚Nothing profane, simply human sexuality. Obviously anyone is welcome to read & respond, but looking for answers from well endowed ladies (or maybe men with top-cushion?) 

2 questions...

1) SEX with a partner! I’m not advised against it, but the idea of my pacemaker wound is kinda weird. I am guessing that I will just have to take my time in the healing & then things will get back to normal.

2) I’ve a solid hourglass figure… go...

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that's entertainment...

 

Been awhile and I'm betting you are all wondering where's Robo Pop now? Well I assure you, I've been off having the time of my life, and my Cardiologist even told me so yesterday during my most recent tet a tet.
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Syncope

For anyone who has had, or heard of, a cardioinhibitory response to syncope, has it ever gone away without meds, treatment, changes, or PM? 

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New Pacemaker, intro & questions!

Hi, 41yo F, BRAND NEW pacemaker 4/11/19, Sick Sinus Syndrome. Have had multiple TBI’s/loss of consciousness. Was a shot in the dark to even monitor heart...  woke up to 4 messages the first AM. 9.6 seconds was longest pause; in general, 3-9.6secs.

Day 7. I can spongebathe, wash my own long hair in the sink, do most things without help.

 

Tons of conflicting info! (I’ve read EVERYTHING given to me!) IDK if I should wear the sling for 10 days or 3! 1...

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Infrared heat and ICD

Hello everyone,

For the past two weeks I have been under a tremendous amount of stress, to release this stress I have been working out quite a bit, with no problems. However, I want to start practicing yoga, the local yoga place does warm yoga, but they use infrared light to warm up the space (btw/ heat is not a problem for me). My question is: has anyone know anything about infrared heat and icds? dont want yoga zen turn into icd beeping or worse! Thank you!

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Leadless VS Leads

A few months ago I posted the message below:

Hello, I am 27 years old. My story began in April 2018. At the time, I thought I just had nausea and vomiting, went to the ER, they said everything was fine and went home. Next episode happened in June/July. I completely passed out twice. Both times while sitting down. Second time I was sitting in bath tub, boyfriend found me passed out and lifted me up and was shaking me awake. He said he thought I was dead. He said there was no response. Ca...

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using ultrasonic dog deterrant.

can i use a ultrasonic dog deterrant with my pacemaker? he misbehaves and i need to train him.

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