Pacemakers and intimacy
- by Santh21
- 2023-04-09 12:28:22
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- 5 comments
This may seem odd, but I am having trouble finding the answers anywhere online. I've recently been trying to date again and it has me asking a couple of questions:
1) does it cause problems being intimately close, even snuggling, with someone else who has a pacemaker?
2) I met someone who is one of those people who is magnetized. Where even carrying a watch or a cell phone close to their body will cause the watch/cell phone to stop working. Could being close to a person like this for extended periods of time cause battery problems in the pacemaker?
Has anyone ever heard of these secenarios? And what people do able them??
by AgentX86 - 2023-04-09 16:02:40
Strong magnets shoud be kept away from the pacemaker but a few inches (six, if you're paranoid) is plenty. It's not a good idea to lay your head on their chest while wearing high-end earphones or using your iPhone as a pillow. Other than that, no problem. If you're talking about the person being magnetic (other than in the romantic meaning), not to worry (doesn't happen and wouldn't be a problem if it was).
by Santh21 - 2023-04-10 12:51:14
Yes, of course there is the physical closeness on the table, which is why I'm curious.
And yes, it is more than just a magnetic personality. My first husband was the same way, every time he tried to wear a watch, it would stop within a matter of hours. Anything with a battery, he would destroy in short order.
I was indeed speaking about the human itself being magnetized. A few people are. Thank you all for the input.
What would happen, if it did?
by Gotrhythm - 2023-04-11 14:14:40
If you were physically very close to a person whose body could eminate some kind of magnetic force what would happen to your pacemaker? I think that's what you're asking.
Here's the answer. If the magnetic force affected your pacemaker, suddenly you would feel like you do when your pacemaker is interrogated. What's going on is that your pacemaker has put itself in "Test mode." It still is functioning. It is not harmed in any way. It will just maintain a steady beat of 60 BPM.
As soon as the pacemaker is 6 inches away from the magnetic source--just the pacemaker, not you whole body--instantly, the pacemaker will automatically resume functioning at whatever settings are programmed. Again, no harm has been done. The pacemaker will work continue fine.
But, the chances are good, none of this would happen. Lots of people don't feel a thing when their pacemaker is interrogated. Most likely, you wouldn't feel anything if your lover got too close, either--except (hopefully) very, very good!
If you have found someone you would like to be intimate with, rejoice. Do not be afraid to explore the ralationship. Your pacemaker can take it.
What would happen if it did
by Santh21 - 2023-04-29 18:12:12
Thank you Gotrhythm. That did answer more. More, I guess I'm wondering if it will drain the pacemaker faster. Mine was inserted a year and a half ago and I'm already down to 9years left (was supposed to be at least 12??) Guess mine is firing rather often as my Dad's had. I suppose only time will tell. I hate the thought of having to have it replaced sooner, but...... Part of that, is I think I had an allergic component to the antibiotic mesh. Fun fun. guess it will be what it will be.
You know you're wired when...
Youre officially battery-operated.
I am a competitive cyclist with a pacemaker!
by Penguin - 2023-04-09 15:40:58
1. Maybe ask your doctor - but unlikely.
2. If the source of magnetism is their personality you'll be fine. If they're carrying a particularly strong magnet stay away.
Hope this helps.