Ipod interference

Hi folks

I haven't been in for a while but happy to report all is well in Chrissie land. I hope it is well with you all.

I know that there has been many postings and discussions about the use of ipods and interference but I thought that I would share a recent experience with you.

I brought myself an ipod shortly before my pm last November and have used it without incident for nearly a year. I often use it during the night if I can not sleep, I always lay it on my right side well away from my pm, and always without incident.

Well the other night I was having a hard time sleeping and as is my usual habit I got to sleep to the dulcet tones of The Corrs, Eric Clapton or it could have been Queen??!! Anyway when I awoke, somewhat suddenly, my heart was going ten to the dozen (I have a bradycardia not a tachycardia problem), it was so fast I could not breath. I suddenly realised that I had rolled over and was lying directly on top of the ipod, as soon as I pulled it out from underneath my pm my heart rate returned to normal!!!

It will not put me off using the Ipod, I will just be more careful and tuck it under my pillow in future!! LOL

Just thought I would share.

Regards to all



by Tracey_E - 2008-10-09 06:10:02

I'm surprised to hear you that happened! I asked my St Judes rep and he said the newer pm's are all shielded and won't be affected by an ipod. I clip my shuffle on my top near my pm every time I hit the gym.

hee hee

by pacergirl - 2008-10-09 10:10:15

Hi Chrissie...

I love your music selections! I would recommend that you keep the ipod under your pillow... if that works.

I tend to be be a little wary of any and all batteries when it comes to them getting close to my pacemaker. I like to err on the side of caution. I pace at about 95% now.

Sleep well, sweet dreams ;-)


ps I see you like The Corrs, I like The Doors myself! he he

iPod interference yes me too..

by bunnykin - 2008-10-10 01:10:43

Hi, I had posted sometime back here too regarding the abovementioned; No doubt about it I had a scary experience whilst in my car when husband had done a pairing with the FM transmission on radio/ie. using ipod MP3 playing thru the radio. As soon as it was hooked up and the frequency sync with the station I suddenly felt very dizzy(I sat next to driver seat). It was a horrendous sensation, like heart stopped....although yours was a tachycardia.
I expressed my fear and he stopped the iPod immediately. Since then I've not gone near the player. I'm petrified whenever I remember that feeling of like heart and everything came to a standstill and was about to pass out. With an ICD lead that's on recall amongst other problems VT etc.etc, I'd rather forgo this wonderful music player and keep to the conventional musical devices. :) Bunnykin

Glad I am not alone!!!

by Wingart - 2008-10-10 04:10:41

Thank you very much for your replies, it is nice to see us chicks still rock!! You lucky girl Theresa I never got to see Queen live, too late for regrets now!! Susie, yes I had heard that you like a little bit of heavy rock, someone told me that they had seen the foundations of your house shake when you are doing the house work. LOL

I am pleased to see that I am not alone, (although I would not wish the experience on anybody) I began to think I had imagined it.

Dafe pacing

Ohhh...love your music selections!

by TKS - 2008-10-10 12:10:23

Chrissie, I love your music selection! Queen...oh yeah (saw them in concert in '79) love the Coors and Clapton just rocks. I also have Boston, Foghat, Moody Blues, Jackson Browne (I'm a child of 70's rock n roll!) and a little country here and there.

I can't live without my ipod! I'm careful to keep it away from my pacer as all that stuff bothers it. I dock mine in an ipod clock at work or play it through the car stereo. When I'm home I play it through a dock with speakers. I don't much care for headphones or earbuds...they bother my ears and I like dead silence when I go to sleep.

Keep rockin' and pacin' girl! Just keep that thing tucked under the pillow!


Straight to your heart

by ElectricFrank - 2008-10-10 12:10:45

That music went straight to your heart!!!!

no no

by walkerd - 2008-10-11 07:10:56

i know what happened when you rolled over you kept hitting the reverse on the IPOD and were hearing sublimnal messeges affecting your heart rate did that once back in the seventies listening to Queen. lol. I dont know i use mine with no problems but hey i have only had my pacer for three weeks so what do i know. lol

Hello fellow '70's music lovers

by Katie - 2009-02-05 09:02:19

I too had a similar experience... I quite often will listen to my ipod when I can't sleep. Before my PM I would lay with it on my chest...Did not take me long...seconds really...before I found out that I cannot do that anymore...My heart started racing and I thought I was going to throw up...Now I lay it beside my hip on the bed...

You know you're wired when...

You have a 25 year mortgage on your device.

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