My cards doc says I tingle from the placement of the pacemaker over a nerve enriched part of the chest.  I had new devices implanted into the pec muscle as the first would ride up and hit the clavicle.  But I tingle constantly from head to toe.  Does anyone else have this problem?  


Head to toe?

by Gotrhythm - 2019-09-09 16:41:29

I'm not a medical professional, but it's hard for me to see how a pacemaker would cause head to toe tingling. In the chest, yes. Head to toe, no.

Because getting a pacemaker is so far out of the ordinary to most people, it's easy to associate every single thing that happens to the pacemaker. But that's a thinking "rabbit hole." It will only lead you away from the answer.

Your pacemaker isn't the cause of everything. It isn't even the cause of most things.




by Pink - 2019-09-21 11:52:39

The tingling is caused from a nerve impingement. The key is to find out where and which nerve. If it the pacer placement it have to be moved. 


by painter0925 - 2019-09-23 22:36:37

Thanks for reply.  I have tingling both above and below the waist so it is more than one nerve group.  I'll ask the cards doc again and consider other reasons.  The pacer may very well need moving.  Or I'm not tolerating the metal.  

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