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Pacemaker and beta blockers

Hey guys just here to vent feel free to add, well I ended up in ER! I tried to be bad and stop taking pills! Oh well long story short had a PM put in me this spring, was ok for a while until my heart started to go crazy this summer, put me on beta blockers, motopralol, I tried for almost a month but made me tired, maybe I should have tried longer? Got off them for a few days wich landed me in the hospital, heart was racing with skips, I guess you can say I was   In denial  about all...

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tingling

I had a PM implant December 2018 and for the last three weeks +/- I have been getting a tingling sensation that originates right where I can feel the wires through my skin.  I little bit like a hand buzzer that some used to use as a prank.  It progresses from the wires out to my left shoulder, then up the trapezius on the same side, up my neck and terminates behind my left ear. I get a couple per hour, usually when I am not being active.  I do a lot of exercise and have been do...

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Pacemaker Differences

Has anyone been switched from one make or model pacemaker to another and found it made a significant difference? I had my pacemaker implanted four years ago, when I was 68. I have never felt really well since, even though I felt generally quite well before the surgery. I had a few episodes of syncope but was overall quite energetic. Since the implant I´m tired a lot. I´ve seen several cardiologists. They´ve all insisted the pacemaker is working perfectly. Well, perhaps it is...

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Question

Anyone get a thick feeling or like a trapped burp in your throat ? Also a sharp little twinge every now and then 

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Fast heart rate and back pain

Hello got a pace maker this spring for  a slow heart rate, was ok for a while until I started getting a fast heart rate, during sex, working out or even feeling anxious, it will beat fast with skips then stays with 100s for a few hours, they put me on beta blockers motoprlol 50mg then 50mg twice and I had to get off them I did almost a month and I felt way to tired, any ways I was wondering if thier are natural herbs that work.l like beta blockers? Also I was doing research on a fib and...

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erectile dysfunction

Just got my pacemaker on 9/20/2019 and noticed that my erections are really soft, is the due to my pacemaker settings,  wasn't having this problem before i got the pacemaker.

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Food reactions with blood thinners?

I take Xarelto/rivaroxaban.  I know-no grapefruit! But other than that I can find no definitive info. 

Specifically, many common spices are being promotive as healthy alternatives to anti-inflammatories (which I cannot take) but which also act as blood thinners;  turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cayanne, ginger, and garlic,  to name a few.

Hard to cook tasty food without spices. I was making spicy tumeric lemonade (yum) and putting cinnamon in my morning coffee. Pro...

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What is your "ideal" pacemaker?

Hi everyone!

My name is Emily, and I've had a pacemaker for around 5 years now. I'm currently a college senior studying biomedical engineering, and for my senior design class, we have been challenged to create a novel biomedical prototype that addresses an unmet health need.

As pacemakers have held a significant impact on my life, I wanted to look into improving the artificial pacemaker, and I was curious on what everyone else's experiences have been like and...

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Remote monitoring of a Medtronic ICD

For the past 7 years, I have had an interrogation of my ICD every 3 months at our local hospital and I was perfectly happy with this arrangement. Now I am being kind of pressured to get the home monitoring device (Medtronic).  Any opinions, suggestions from users of this system?

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'Mild' Bradycardia Taken Seriously?

Seeking advice from folks who were initially ignored by cardiologists and eventually found the help they were looking for. I'm 51 and have been fighting what I refer to as 'slowing' thinking for 10+ years. I believe I have a very strong case for it being bradycardia-induced and have ruled out everything else with a lot of tests. The problem is the cardiologists I've seen don't care that I'm symptomatic because my pulse is in the mid-50s and I've been a runner for t...

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Odd Symptoms

Got my pacemaker on 7/15/2019.  Since them had one occurrence where heart rate when up to 180, this was while walking on the treadmill.  Today while walking the dog felt lightheaded and was having lots of extra beats (PVC’s).  Is this normal 6 weeks after placement.  Pacers placed for slow heart rate at rest.

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airbags

Saw the cardiolgist this morning and said not to drive for 4 weeks .  because the airbag mught deploy.    Is he being over cautious.  pacemaker has only been in since Aug 21.

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Being tired

Hi all, just wondering if anyone on here has still felt tired 3 weeks post pacemaker surgery? Just a little worried that am still feeling tired most of the time. 

Thanks 

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questions

So now the end of my story approaches some questions are arising. Since I've never been dead before, I don't know the answers but thought I'd throw them out to the crowd

Death:

- do I need to be present for the big event

- can I use a stunt double

- will I have to face my mother-in-law for eternity

- will my Merlin home monitor work from where I'm going

  - can my Cardiologist charge extra for really remote monitoring

- are there...

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TRAVEL & TRAVEL INSURANCE

Hi, I am awaiting a ICD device being fitted but still plan to crack on with life as normal. I am struggling though with travel insurance. On filling in the forms I have been as honest as I can. We have a european trip planned for this year & a holiday to the states for the end of next.

Any advice or recomendations on travel do's & dont's or travel insurance companies that don't rip you off please.

Thanks, Mark

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Temporary Pacing

My first pacemaker was fitted in 2006 and replaced in 2012. It will need to be replaced again within twelve months, I am permanently pacing so I will need temporary pacing during the procedure.

I cannot find much information on this procedure other than it involves the vein at the top of the leg. I have had angiograms through this site is it the same sort of procedure. I would appreciate any information on the subject.

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thanks

Thanks for putting my mind at ease.  since i do not know any one with a pacemaker  around me to ask these questions.

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in the check out line in grocery store

Was sitting here just now wondering what happens when you are in the check out line and someone is using a cell phone or one of those gadgets that are in one's ear.  On their right side which is my left with pacemaker.   Or holding in their hand?  Is that six inches  to close to me?.  Should i just walk away or say something.?

  I did make it to 2 stores today first time out since implant on Aug 21st. 

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Junctional Ectopic Tachycardiac

Hello I am new to this Club! After many months of experiencing very debilitating symptoms and undergoing various monitoring and a reveal device, my cardiologist had an unsuccessful attempt to ablate the ultimately diagnosed Tachycardia. However it did lead to him specifically identifying my condition as Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia (JET).

He appears unsure how to treat it and in themjeantime has prescribesd a very low Bisopolo lmedication which has worsened my symptoms, possibly as I...

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Yesterday I moved to a new place in my mind and realized how bad I felt 'before' and the difference my pacemaker has made.