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Still wasn't feeling up to speed and started having trouble breathing again today went into the ER and just got out about an hour ago. So they figured out the problem. My pm was causing me to go into tachycardia and my body just couldn't handle it. So the dizzy feeling, and the loss of feeling in my left hand had spread into my feet. Now it is set correctly and hopefully will function well. Every doctor told me I was crazy along with my parents. They tried to tell me it was in my head and when t...
Like some of you this is all new to me also. I would like to know if anyone else deals with the same issues. The past two years they thought I was having seizures because of an abnormal EEG and I could not wake up in the mornings. After a 7 day sleep deprived EEG they found that my heart rate and blood pressure drops to low and explained that the communication between my brain and my heart doesn't work at times. The EP Doctor said I need a pace maker. I failed the Echo Stress Test but the Heart...
I was just wondering if anyone has heard from Electric Frank
lately? .He used to have some very good answers to some of our postings.
Hope he is OK!
Chatting now until 4 pm EST .
see below posting
I haven't had a chance to get on lately. I spent Fri night Sat morning in the ER with more pain. My pacemaker is doing fine my heart rate was tachy and my blood pressure decided to go high and then went down. I was severly dehydrated and my potassium level was at 3 which is low. I had the sharpest chest pain that I had expereienced since getting the pacemaker. They gave me a lot of drugs to help with all the pain. The ER doctor said that it could be atleast another month before I have complete f...
It is currently Sunday, April 15th, 2:16pm EST (New York time). I will be on line for the next 1.5 hours. I will go back and forth to try to catch someone in the chat room. Surferman - you're objective is the same? Let's give it a go! Anyone, guest or members can join us - just go to chat and press send message to indicate you are there. Nobody bites! :-)
I for one have been trying to get one on one conversation going. Messages are a great way to transfer information,...
I'm writing this posting to everyone. I thank you all for being in my life. I know I'm not perfect, but my Lord is. I hope that when you guys read something that I write and you don't agree with it, you'll understand I'm not doing things to hurt anyone. I really enjoy all that I read and continue reading here on this wonderful web site. You've all have been a part of my life for some time and I hope we can continue to help one another get through this stumbling block. Thank you for bein...
Have been skydiving for over 40 years, but have not jumped since my pm installation last November. The harness rides directly over my pm "bulge".& I am afraid that damage or displacement of my pm could occur as I recieve my opening shock at terminal velocity. There is extreme deceleration as I am slammed into the seat of my harness. My doctor says I'm good to go medically & psychologically, but physical abuse to my pm by my harness is up tp me to find a way around. Has anyone out there found a v...
It is currently Saturday, April 14th, 2:42pm, EST , or New York/East Coast time. Trying to get folks into the chat room. If interested, go there and hang-out for a bit. Okay? I for one would really like to have some one on one contact with my friends here!! See you there!
$6Mman a.k.a. Adam :-)
The chat room issuppose to be open right now for casual chat. I think I'm the only one there and solitary confinement in the chat room is boring. What vcan we do to populate the chat room?? Surferman
I just wanted to let you all know that we have found the culprit causing the sensation from my Medtronic PM. It is so simple, I should have thought of this first. It turns out that the sensation was caused by the seat belt crossing over my PM. The Medtonic PM is so much more sensitive that the ones I have before. Just the least little touch or tap causes a vibration of sorts. With the seat belt crossing over it, there was a constant interference the whole time I was driving. I am so glad t...
I needed an MRI for my lower back -- a lumbar scan -- and got it. You need to be persistent, you need to know your facts, and you may need to be prepared to feel some pulse changes without freaking out. But it can be done.
I managed to do all three. The pacemaker was undamaged, according to pre- and post-MRI pacemaker diagnostics. I am not recommending this procedure, just saying I had one and suffered no ill effects. I'll get to that in a couple of paragraphs, but some background fi...
Thanks for fixing the problem!! I can now read the comments again~ thanks for all you do!!
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I went for my 6 month pacer check up a week ago. The Doc was happy that I had no dizzynes or passouts for the last 6 months. I Have Vasovagal Syncope. So I asked him if I could ride a roller coaster while vacationing in Las Vegas. He said OK as long as the belting system did not hit the pacer. So although a bit apprehensive I tried the coaster at New York New York. It has a full loop and a barrel roll that turns you upside down. Well all went very well it was great fun and I had no problems. It...
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I think you'll find the reading outrageously fascinating.
~ Dominique ~
Having a Medtronic pacemaker myself, I became concerned, reading posts involving Medtronic recalls. I did a little research, and came up with this information.
The Sigma Series is the latest in a line of defective Medtronic medical devices; They include:
AT500 pacing system ( mine )
Kappa 600/700 Dual chamber ( D, DR, VDD.)
Thera Implantable Pulse Generators models 7940/41/42/50-- 8940/41/42/48.
Marquis DR model 7274 ICDs
Maximo DR m...
I too am having a problem reading the comments on the posts. Is there some difficulty with the site? Are others also experiencing this? Thanks for any help!
I also can't see any comments behind posts. This started yesterday sometime~ has something changed????
I don't see replies (although it says there are 4) to My Active Topic question. What gives???