Sensitivity with pacemaker

I got my 3rd pacemaker April 2023. It's slightly larger than the previous one and I feel little pings occasionally. The area is still sensitive to the touch. Is this normal?



by AgentX86 - 2023-07-27 00:08:30

Oh, you bet!  Mine was sensitive to the touch for about eight months.  The odd feelings can last several months, too.  Many nerves have been damaged during the implant and it can take some time for them to mend.  There are any number of sensations possible as nerves heal.  They're not giving the brain what it's expecting so the brain makes up a story to try to explain it all.  Most common are itches and "ant bites".  "Zings" are right in there.

This varies from person to person so it shouldn't surprise us that it might be different this time than last. A larger generator means more "damage" during implant so that can explain it.

As long as it isn't infected, there isn't much to worry about.


by Lavender - 2023-07-27 00:46:50

Sorry you're still feeling sensitive but I agree with AgentX86, it's normal. I felt all kinds of weird sensations for seven months before things calmed down. I'm on my first device-two years in. Congratulations on living long and getting your third!  ❤️‍🩹🌸

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