Has anyone been able to convince their doctors to remove your icd or pacemaker?
I'm 28 years old, I got my icd put in at 25 due to 2 random collapses, since having the icd I haven't had any other episodes
The icd has caused 2 blood clots which led to 2 heart attacks and a few episodes of AF
i was on rivaroxaban with the second clot, changed to warfarin which made me feel sick and tired everyday, changed to eliquis which was fine for a year but now struggling to sleep and I keep getting inflamed cartilage around the chest and ribs, not sure if this is connected to eliquis but it started not long after
I have asked numerous times for the icd to be removed which is denied every time,
prior to surgery I was very active, running 10ks everyday and spending 2-3 hours at the gym daily, I struggle to run at all since surgery and my whole body aches if I try go to the gym
has anyone had their icd or pacemaker removed
any advice is appreciated, cheers