battery dying

I have a metronix pm for 11yrs. The battery is low and I will have my 2nd pm done on the 5th Sept. I have been feeling lite headed, tried,lack of energy. The dr. said these were all signs that indicated the battery was wearing down. It seemed to take a long time for this one to go down. I have a dual pm d/t complete heart block. hopes this helps

patty


4 Comments

Which country do you live in?

by pete - 2008-08-31 03:08:50

Please add a note as to which country you live in. They should not let the battery get so low that your health is compromised. This is totally unacceptable. Cheers pete

Hi Patty

by Gellia2 - 2008-08-31 12:08:13

When my last battery went low, I also felt it. My regular heart rate is a bit high at 80-85. When the battery went into "safe mode" my heart rate converted to a high of 60. The lowest rate. I could feel that whenever I tried to do something as it no longer went up with activity. Just stayed at 60.
A new battery and I was fine! I hope you will, too. Good vibes to you on the 5th!

Gellia

Your PM

by maryanne - 2008-09-01 04:09:19

I would agree and disagree with Pete't comments. One yes there is a certain life expectancy on all PM's....some people exceed the limit some don't even go the life expectancy. The life of the PM battery is dictated by how much it is being used and what your personal settings are.

I am on my 4th PM....I have only ever been able to manage to keep a PM it's projected life or shorter...my brother and sister on the other hand both had their PM"s for over 20 years before they got theirs changed.

If you go in for your regular PM checks one of the things they look at is the life of the battery....it actually tells them how many months before replacement is required. A person could still have life of battery but become symptomatic with it.....they will opt to change it.....if after a 11 years you have only now become symptomatic...that is awesome and yes you would require it to be changed. So again, yes there is a preprogrammed time frame....but like I said it is very personally dependant....i.e. frequency of use and settings. Personally, the longer I can keep a PM the better.....

Good luck with your replacement......

8 years left

by jessie - 2008-09-29 11:09:48

i was told in august i have eight years left approximately. i thought that was neat jessie

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