Pacemaker

Does anyone get a stinging sensation and also feels like a cramp too sometimes around pacemaker site 


5 Comments

healing

by Tracey_E - 2022-09-07 10:05:59

If it's new, that's part of healing. Nerves are knitting back together, scar tissue is forming. Sometimes ice can help. It's also common to feel it after an active day. 

Sensation

by ROBO Pop - 2022-09-07 12:08:55

Alcohol can also help

Alcohol

by AgentX86 - 2022-09-07 12:41:15

Applied externally or internally?

Almost any feeling is normal for the first few months after implant. Severe pain should be looked at ASAP but itching, cramping, and "ant bites", etc. are very normal and are no cause for alarm. Some can't be aleviated because they're nerves themselves healing, others may be relieved with acetiminifin or ice.  Find what floats your boat. 

Don't touch the wound.  It's particularly dangerous in the first month or two. Never play with your pacemaker.  You can cause some real problems.  Leave it all alone and forget it (yes, it will happen soon enough).

Check your previous post

by Lavender - 2022-09-07 15:48:08

You posted an almost identical question not long ago. Please check responses there too😉

 

https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/42217

Pain

by Lavender - 2022-09-25 11:05:31

I had pain after my pacemaker was put in for seven months. I still have trouble with my left arm muscles tightening. Things like the sensation of a sharp jab or pulling, like insects biting, and general pain near the pacemaker when you move. I sleep with a small pillow cushioning it still -after 19 months with the CRT-P. 

Healing takes a good while because they cut muscles and nerves. Every time we move, it pulls those muscles which are still trying to heal. 
 

Tylenol helped me as did ice packs. Put a towel over your skin and just lay an ice pack on it for 20 minutes. Do it often. 
 

You will heal in time. I'm sorry for your pain. It will get better but it takes longer than you expect. I'll send this private message but also post it on your last public message as well. 
 

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