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Bio Oil Use

Good afternoon all.

I had my pacemaker fitted on December10th. 2020 and my 1 month check on January 12th. 2021 was perfect. I still have a small scab on the scar, can I now start to use Bio OIl on the scar to help to remove/clear/minimise it? Any thoughts and advce would be appreciated. Thanks Ronboy

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Re: my posting of 21-01-04

Thanks to everyone who responded, and read my posting of 21-01-04. I am assuming that all who are reading this will be able to access that posting for background information. Please let me know if this is or is not the case. More questions:

swelling and darkening of skin in the lower legs. This is been gradually increasing over the past few years.has anyone experienced improvement in this area after PM is implanted?

I have "mild to moderate" sleep apnea. I've been us...

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Starting Flecainide

Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone could tell me their experience with starting Flecainide? I am going for a consultation on Monday and am looking at having to start this medication for symptomatic PVC's. I have sick sinus syndrome, NSVT, and a pacemaker. I was told that I will have to be hospitalized for at least 3 days to start the medication. Any advice is welcome! And any experiences are welcome...good or bad. I like to be prepared going into things! 

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Pacemaker

Could someone please define noise reversion in terms that I can understand?  Is this safe?  Do I need to make a change?  Are there symptoms with this problem? 

Thank you.  I've had the problem since last summer.

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Mobitz I and Mobitz II

I understand the descriptions for Mobitz I and Mobitz II grade 2 type heart blocks.

What I am struggling with is what would the explanation be for having both in the same person.

I know I have a long PR interval and I know the EP said that sometimes my heart would drop a beat after increasingly lengthening PR intervals. That makes sense and would come under  Mobitz I and suggest I have a problem with the AV node.

However I also at one point was in a 2:1 block. So this s...

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PM placement change..how soon?

Hey all, 

I'm still only about 3.5 weeks into life with a PM and I'm really struggling with how enormous it seems. I'm super thin/boney and I talked to the doc beforehand about potentially placing it in the muscle...he was reluctant and said they usually only do that on people who are so thin, they barely have enough skin to pull over the device...now, being in this group it seems to me that thats not so true, and plenty of people have it in the muscle. Not to ment...

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Elevated heart rate after eating

I guess this has nothing to do with pacemaker but was just wonder if anyone has had this experience, I noticed after I eat a heavy meal or food with high sodium,ill notice that I get bloated quick and full with burping followed with a elevated heart rate. I'm going to Bering up to my doctor and cardio soon they have checked heart a lot and everything come back normal to them I guess but I have not checked my gut,

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Boat raydar

Hi all first post. I have  a 6 mt boat and was thinking of adding raydar . Would appreciate any experience of boat users .Thanks Bob.

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New to Pacemakers

Hi everyone!

I am a new patient recently diagnosed with Bradycardia and referred for a Pacemaker. I can't get in for an Echo until February and after that the doctors determine when they will see me and that probably won't be until March.

Meanwhile I do my best to cope with waking up 3 or 4 times a night with difficulty breathing. On my Holter test I had episodes where my heart would stop for 3-6 beats with a heart rate down to 30.

I assume this is not that dramatic...

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Research Project for University of Bristol

Dear all, 

I am a student at the University of Bristol in my final year studying Geography. For my final year dissertation due by the end of March i have picked the topic: "How is the ‘natural’ human influenced by the cybernetic enhancement of the pacemaker?". 

For this research project, i require a first hand experience from individuals like yourselves who have had pacemakers inserted. The only requirement is one must have had the pacemaker fo...

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heart palpitations

Hi folks, i have these palpitations that i feel at times. It comes and goes. ive had my pacemaker for over a year and half. the first 5 months after i recieved my PM i really never fely my heart palpitate. Until i had my first anxiety attack and from that point on i can feel these palpitations. My primary care said i have generalized anxiety and put me on 10mg of lexapro to see if that helps. It helped somewhat but i feel these palpitations and i really hate this sensation. Im seeing a n...

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PM and Magnetic Fields in RV or Camper Van

I have read the manual for my Boston Sci PM and am acquainted with the cautions and distances recommended.  But some things aren't addressed.

We have an RV that we use from time to time but want to downsize to a Class B camper van.  After a lot of online research we are finding that most vans (and some RVs) have the battery bank under the bed(s).  

Using an EF/RF/EMF meter in our RV I discovered that the only time the meter registered a magnetic field ...

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Mom's New PM

So glad I found the "club" and have seen some great info here.  My Mom is 85 and has always had a heart rate in the 40's without issues.  She started having some AFIB so when her heart rate would go up to around 100, she would feel it and get shortness of breath.  she was also having some pauses with the AFIB and her heart rate would dip into the 30's and she would feel lightheaded.  She was in and out of the hospital many times before they finally decide...

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Pacemaker

I'm trying to decide if I should go ahead and get a pacemaker installed.

I am a 72-year-old guy with a history of bradycardia. Cardiologist is recommending a pacemaker. Would be nice to hear from other pacemaker patients.

BPM is usually about 35 to 45. I do exercise almost every day, heartbeat gets up to about 50, and I feel really good at that heartbeat rate.

Cardiologist has shared that a pacemaker would be set At 60 BPM. I'm wondering if anyone out there would be...

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Seeing a Neurologist?

Hello all 

I have a question since I had my pacemaker for almost 3months and I feel weird sensations from the pacemaker around my chest area like poking my EP said it's normal but now I'm feeling like I'm being stung at my shoulder and arm and it hurts it stays for few seconds and go and there was a headache over my left eye as well so my question is should I see a Neurologist ? Since I read from some comments that it might be because of touching nerves while...

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Swollen Ankles and Feet

Hi, recently joined after having a Medtronic Azure pacemaker implanted on 12/14/2020. My bio tells the story, but briefly I had gone into the hospital for an ablation procedure but during observation after the procedure my heart rate dropped to 35 or below and stayed there. It was then decided to implant a placemaker. Previously, I had Bradycardia and a PVC that occurred about 30% of the heartbeats. I feel better now, no symptoms of dizziness or light headiness that were occurring before the...

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27 Y.O. with 2nd Degree AV Block Type 1

Hi, all. 

In early 2020 I was diagnosed with a 2nd degree AV block Type 1 after wearing a 48 hour holtor monitor that recorded two drops close to each other one of the two nights it was recorded. 

However, I think during the time it was recording my husband and I were having an argument (around 11 p.m. when the beats were dropped). I was wondering if the stress caused by an argument could have caused this to happen and it was a one time situation and not enough to truly...

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Happy New year

Happy New year to all 

Thank you to all who helped me through a difficult year. 

Here's to a healthy 2021 

God bless all

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Pacemaker placement

I'm wondering if a pacemaker can ever be placed to far to the side? Every time I raise my arm straight out and up or reach across my chest such as when trying to put my hearing aids in or when I try to do anything like applying mascara or other eye makeup.It feels as if the pacemaker gets caught up or bound with my shoulder and it seems extremely close to my arm pit. It's also still painful with pain that I can't pinpoint after a month and it reminds me of the same pain I had afte...

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Electrical changing jobs

has anyone ever quit whatever job and decided to become a electrician with zero exeprience

and if so who in the world would hire people like us.and how might i get the training or even get paid again with zero experience.

 

thanks guys

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My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.