strange feeling

Hey have any of you experienced a strange itching feeling up around the device and leads. I am a rather thin person and out of the blue sometimes the area around the can and leads begins to itch, if I rub around the area I feel as though I will either pass out or throw up.


6 Comments

Same here...

by uvagershwin - 2009-01-01 01:01:46

Yeah, I know what you guys are talking about. I agree with pete, but last year it started in the middle if algebra and had to leave to put lotion on it!! How embarrasing... Anyway, hope it eases up a bit! :)

Strange Feelings

by PeggyR - 2009-01-01 08:01:37

I get a slight sensation / itching feeling once in awhile. Sometimes if I scratch the pm area it surprises me and I draw my hand away quickly. Imagine it is the "learning to live with it" syndrome as mine was implanted 9/5/08. I don't know when you had yours implanted but maybe we both just need a little more time. Most of the time I forget about it and when I think about it I say "thank you, thank you, thank you".
Take care and have a good year
Peggy

May need checking

by ElectricFrank - 2009-01-01 10:01:15

The itching is very common with any incision. I still get it once in a while after 4 years. The worse thing I've had is a insect bite on the thin skin over the pacer.

The thing that concerns me more is the nausea and light headed feeling. This could be an indication that a lead connection to the pacer isn't inserted correctly. This could cause improper pacing, which can give those symptoms. You might try using your left hand to sense the pulse in your neck while you rub the pacer area. If that causes irregular beats at the same time you feel nausea or light headed, there is likely a problem. In that case I would contact the doc for a checkup.

frank

itching

by lb151 - 2009-01-01 10:01:37

I had mine implanted in April 08 and i still get the itches. I will go to scratch ,then realize what I'm doing. I believe its all part of the healing and as Peggy says,,just getting use to it.

MY TYPING

by pete - 2009-01-01 12:01:32

Sorry about mis spelling leads and changing . Im a one finger typist. Peter

YES

by pete - 2009-01-01 12:01:36

I think this must be very common as what you describe is just what I get. I put it down to the fact that -well it is a foreign body with plastic coated leades, so some slight irritation now and again is to be expected. I suggest you dont fiddle or scratch the site ( as suggested by my pacing technicians) . I find that it soon passes and I sometimes speed things up by turning over etc when in bed or canging my posture. It never gets to be a real pain type sensation, just mildly irritating. I think you have nothing to worry about. Cheers peter

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