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Cyclobenzabrine

Hey everyone. I've had a pacemaker for 3rd degree heart block since 2017. I was recently prescribed muscle relaxers for some intense neck and shoulder pain. My family doc knows I have a pacemaker but I usually remind her to confirm when it comes to meds because she's forgotten in the past. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this medication and if it is safe to take? I have high anxiety when to comes to medication, I tried calling a pharmacy but they pharmacist was una...

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pacemaker

Hi

What if i don't have a phone will my pacemaker still be monitored?

THANK YOU

 

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PAIN

Hi

May i apply an icepack to the surgical wound

also, what is the approximate healing time

Thank you

TIMMY 2 TOES

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Lead dislodge

I just found out one of my leads has dislodged, after going to er 3 different times, then finally my EP dr . They can't get me in til the 20th to fixe it. However, I am wondering what should I do to make symptoms better until then. 

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Go karting

I have a pacemaker. 3 yes now. Can I go go karting or ice skating. Thank you 

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Noise in Lead

Hi Everyone, 

I went to my EP for a regular visit and he found out (other than my PM had again traveled under my arm) that there was noise in one of my leads, and he was concerned because I'm 100% paced in this lead.

Since then a week later I had a few late evening vasovagal episodes and this last week I can't function after 9:00. I just need to go to bed.  I let the doctor know, but he put me on medication to make my BP go higher and cannot take after 3:00. ...

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Pacemaker

In the literature I received on do's & dont's once you have a pacermaker, it says, do not expose your skin over the pacemaker for the first year, as it will darken your skin.in that area.  I have asked at my check-ups why would it only affect you for one year.  No one seems aware of this advice & have said just avoid exposing the area for a couple of months & all should be well.  Has anyone else been advised to cover up for a year, or has...

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Base rate

Hi there,

Yesterday I had my CRT-P pacemaker turned on for the first time since I had it put in on 9th May. I'd been having a lot of discomfort after the procedure as they has trouble getting the 3rd lead into place so it was decided to turn it off until everything had settled down. My AV node ablation is in 3weeks.

So I heard them say that my base rate is 60. 

My question is : do base rates vary? Because I've noticed when I sit down or when I lay down in bed la...

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ICD rotated almost 90 degrees today

Hi, all - just joined the club.  Today marked 8 weeks after my ICD implant.  Last night I was doing choires like packing for a camping trip and laundry.  I could feel my ICD move around everytime I bent over.  This morning I could feel the lead wire resting on the surface of the device - that was new.  I called the clinic, and they had me come in to check it.  Lead was working, so I went on with my day.  I spent the afternoon setting up camp, nothing strenuo...

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Pacemake not working,

Yesterday I was working outside and started feeling weak. I sat down and felt my pulse on my wrist. It was very slow and irregular. I walked to the house, still feeling weak, and took my blood pressure. The pressure was all right but it showed my pulse at 40. I called my doctor and sent in a Merlin report, but it showed nothing.

I'd like to know if this has happened to any of you and what you did about it. I called both the Merlin transmitter rep and the pacemaker rep and got no rea...

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Restrictions

70 year old male in good physical condition 

I had stent put in 3 months ago and felt good. Hadn't had any issue the need for stent came up during my stress test. 
 

5 days ago I had what I'm told is callwd sudden cardiac death. I was doing a small home repair and was found slumped over and  not breathing. Fast forward 30 hours and i had pacemaker. 
 

Worried about not being able to work out and play racquetball.  I lift w...

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Device placed in between pectoral muscles

Did anyone have their device placed in between their pectoral muscles? If so, when you lift your left arm up and put it back down, do you feel your device being lifted up and put back down?

If so, did this feeling ever go away?

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Bodybuilding restrictions please help

Hey guys I'm an 18 year old who had a heart attack due to congenital ab third grade block and had to get a pacemaker implanted just 2 months ago. Before this I used to do 6hrs of excercise a day doing both power lifting and bodybuilding and occasionally chalistenics. Now I'm back at it but have a fear of lead damage and don't know what I can or can't do. I've removed chalistenics completely as well as heavy bench pressing or heavy military pressing. I've also removed E...

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Pacemakers and electric motorcycles

I have sold my Yamaha MT-09 motorcycle which gave me no problems and I am pace dependent.

I am looking at electric motorcycles and wonder if anyone has experience with them from the interference point of view. The motors tend to have substantial permanent magnets and I am trying to find out if they are well shielded.

Any comments from those who already ride one would be handy.

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Nerve Pain Around Pacemaker

I'm scheduled to see my cardiologist in September to discuss my pacemaker replacement. But I'm having so many issues with nerve pain around my device. Last year, they had to up my voltage due to one of my leads being old and not working properly. That in itself is uncomfortable, but the nerve pain started in December and has steadily gotten worse. At this time, it hurts to touch the pacemaker area (especially under the collarbone where the leads are implanted in the vein), lift my lef...

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Should I get a pacemaker?

I am a healthy 69 year old and have had slow heart rate all my life. It began to cause me to get briefly short of breath (SOB) following even minor exertion, but the SOB resolves if I continue to exert (e.g., I can run miles at a decent pace without problems). I have no other symptoms nor is there other evidence of heart disease (the problem is probably familial). For now, the  SOB is a minor annoyance, and I think a PM would not be worth it, given the procedure risks and...

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Feeling good

In April I had to have my 3rd pacemaker operation since January 2020. I had been informed by the pacemaker clinic that my rv and ra leads were failing and draining the battery. 
I have a CRT pacemaker. The third lead was working normally.

I had spells of feeling unwell since last year and I was sent for an echocardiogram.I have a mitral valve prolapse which I have had for over a year.

I thought that because I have a bedside monitor anything untoward would be picked up. A...

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ERI and voltage

My pacemaker is 11, almost twelve, years old. We've been doing more frequent checks for about a year. At the most recent in-office check a couple of weeks ago, I was told my pacemaker is now in ERI because the voltage is at 2.6v, although the estimated battery still reads 2-3 months. 

Although I've noticed voltage increasing in the last year or so, I'd never thought to question its significance to ERI. But now I'm curious. What is voltage telling...

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Right temple pain pre-and-post

For a few months prior to my implant I had a strange fairly continuous pain in my right temple, immediately to the side of my right eye.  I had a couple of doctors insist that it was templar arteritis and just as many insist that it was not.  I saw a neurologist due to "alternate migraines" with a 'swimmy" area in my vision that grew to a larger and larger "C" and then passed out of my field of vision.  It had no associated pain.  I had no...

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PMT?

I have a pacemaker for SSS. Nothing wrong with my AV node. I started to pace in my ventricles (which is a hisbundle lead) showed kardia ekgs to doctor, he did adjustments including turning MVP off. Said he saw no block. So I continued having some ventricle pacing, rate is usually 80's/90's then all of a sudden in a resting state(aka sitting on my butt relaxed) I started pacing in ventricles at 126+.

Why would my pacemaker pace that fast at rest. Oh and the beats are fusion beats...

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It is just over 10 years since a dual lead device was implanted for complete heart block. It has worked perfectly and I have traveled well near two million miles internationally since then.