Cold weather

Does anyone experience more pains when the weather is colder? I'm in northwestern Pennsylvania and every winter I get chest pains that are more achy that come and go. I have been checked multiple times  and am deemed super healthy!! Just curious if the metal in the chest could cause the aches and pains



by Pacer2019 - 2019-12-11 00:28:55

I believe cold weather constricts arteries ..... experiment with a scarf or something to make you not breath as much cold air - see if that helps. 

I have a theory that's part of the dont shovel heavy snow warning .... yes it creates an oxygen deficit while using the big muscles in your body (legs/back) and yes the blood is being delivered through constricted arteries 

Cold weather

by AgentX86 - 2019-12-11 08:31:34

Sorry to hear that you live in Pennsylvania, particularly NorthWest Pennsylvania.  ;-) At least you can take a short vacation in Cleveland. I lived in Akron/Kent for a looong year. At least the amish furniture we bought was (very) nice.

Yes, some are sensitive to cold weather. You have a hunk of metal inside you,right under the skin. If it gets cold, you'll certainly feel it, some more than others. I can really feel my sternotomy wires when it gets cold. There is a reason we moved from Vermont. I'm done shoveling snow!

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by Mugz1221 - 2019-12-11 19:41:01

I definitely feel it's from cold weather. It happens every winter. I always get scared too. I ended up getting ptsd after my pacemaker came in October 2017. I got better with it and then winter comes and I'm worse again 

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