Out of Place

My pacemaker moved out of place. It is causing me problems. Pain, nausea, and what feels like electric shocks. I saw an urgent care doctor who contacted my Electrophysiologist. I am told to wait until my next scheduled appointment which is 6 weeks out. I believe this is due to the insurance I carry. I fall between not healthy enough to work (I  had a very physically demanding job) and not urgent enough to be seen immediately. 

Did any of you ever have your pacemaker move out of place? If so how was it resolved?


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by Tracey_E - 2021-06-05 11:11:24

If a lead is dislodged, it shouldn't wait 6 weeks. 


by Tracey_E - 2021-06-05 13:18:44

The box can shift, that's not usually a big deal, more annoying than anything. But feeling shocks and other symptoms can be an indication of dislodged leads. Checking for that is not ordinary follow up so insurance should cover it. All they need to do is interrogate, possbily do an xray. If they have to be moved back into place, the sooner it's done the better. 

Movement Pain

by Tom Smith - 2021-06-05 23:54:56

I feel your pain,  mine moved slightly  and now rubs on my collarbone.  Depending what I do( I work on telephone poles )  the pain makes me nauseous  and my left arm goes numb. After trying physical therapy  that did nothing,  I'm having a repocket in july.  Hope you get yours back in place soon.

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