My dual lead pacemaker, i believe imported into the UK was first programed to activate and deal with high or low heart beats. The pacemaker and leads moved back and forth in a long pocket with every movement of my arms and shoulders which i thought was obviously intended. I believe a lead was put through a vein straddling a valve and pulled tight.
After the node ablation i was soon being awakened at night. always on my side with symtoms of Tacycardia, high blood pressure, dizzyness, tinnitus and sickness.
Then after a period of around 18 months of these symptoms i was awakened again on my side, but this time with a terryfying and extremly painful series of electrocutions direct to my heart. Each severe intense electrocution lasted from 3 to 6 or so seconds, then a break as if it was recharging before electrocuting the heart again. I am unable to say how many times this happened but more than 3 to 5 before i must have been thrown into a different position or passed out. Although some of my memory is returning i am unable to remember how any one of these many events ended. The electrocutions gripped my heart wringing and twisting it out of position, like wringing out a wet dish cloth. I was curled up into a tight ball, paralised and disabled, unable to breath by the severe and terryfying intense pain which is not possible for me to discribe properly.
Definately not a leak of the weak signal on its way down the lead to make the heart beat which is frequently discribed on the forums. Has anyone else experienced these severe and violent electrocutions causing these symptoms? Could this be a dodgy pacemaker or leads? Can anyone with technical pacemaker and lead build knowledge explain the circumstances necesary for these severe electrocutions to occur.
You know you're wired when...
Your pacemaker receives radio frequencies.
I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.