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Muscle pain back and shoulder on pacemaker side.

I have had my pacemaker for about a year and a half. It is to correct my arrithmia. It is working well but recently I have developed a problem where I have a lot of muscle cramping in my left shoulder back and neck. The muscle cramping moves around from shoulder across back and up the neck. It is a tightening of the muscle and causes a lot of pain.

Has anyone experiences this or similar symptoms? Would love to hear from you.

Jack

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Position

Afterwards the implantation is there any difficulties any one faced while sex, Do the physician restricted to follow any particular position 

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Pacemaker

I cannot persuade my partner to chat to you all so I do hope you don't mind me relaying his problem as I am obviously worried.

Tonight he moved out of his chair a got a pain in the pace maker area and on moving his arm around got the same pain. He tested it with his fingers and it was still there. Has anyone else had this problem? If yes what did you do ? bearing in mind it is the week end and the hospital is not open. 

Do you know what the pain was? Is it something...

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Swollen Turbinate from lead obstruction or thrombosis

Good afternoon, 

I have a swollen Turbinate in my right nostril . I saw an ENT who diagnosed me with rhinitis. I asked him if it could have anything to do with my pacemaker and he said no, not event related. However the Turbinate vascular structure drains into the brachiocephalic vein which is right next to pacemaker lead insertion. I have a follow up appointment with my cardiologist.

 

Has anyone else had blood flow issues in your head due to t...

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Shortness of breath and hard heart pounding?

Hello everyone, I had a pacemaker operation for av block of 3rd degree the 16 of June, its been 5 days since then, I have been suffering from weird sensations, when I am laid down I feel like I need to take deep fast breaths and feeling breathless, then when I get up my heart and chest feels like there is something heavy on it, then it subsides after some seconds and comes back sporadically, I have a strong pulse when that happens and I can feel it in my throat. My vitals are all normal and I...

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palpitations during exercise

pacemaker since 2007 i notice that sometimes when i do exercise on the gym like threadmill and stairs machine i get this ramdom palpitations should i worry ? this is the first time i have felt them. also im about to see the pacemaker check in 10 days ..what does the settings on my device do thats the part i dont understand for example i heard somehting like 140 so what does that mean that my heart can only go 140? i dont have any other symptons while exercise only the palpitations any ideas ?...

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burning

I don't know if what I have is a complication or not? So Here I go. I sometimes have a burning sensation around the unit.Nothing on the inside of the unit. It happens about 2-3 time a month and has been going on for several years, i.e 5. I really have no idea what causes it.   Also, my 10 year old battery has 1 1/2 years left, when the device checker saw something on his computer. It appears that the important leader was clogged. Has that happened to anyone? If so, what happened...

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PHILLIPS SLEEP APNEA MACHINE RECALL

Hello everyone!

It was announced recently that Phillips has recalled a lot of their sleep apnea machines. Apparently the abatement foam is causing some kind of cancer. I contacted the VA today to see what I should do and I was told to stop using it immediately until they come up with a solution. I'm sure they have some kind of contract with Phillips so the turn around time could take quite a while. I am concerned because I have severe sleep apnea and it's probably the...

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Small frames and sub muscular CRT-D

Ok so over 2 weeks abdominal explant and the shoulder sub muscular placement of my icd.  All the swelling is gone and it's healed up wonderfully.  Problem is the dang thing hurts anytime I move my arm/shoulder, try to lay on that side etc.  Docs say it's my small frame and that I am just going to be uncomfortable until it comes out.  Using ice packs and Tylenol but it seems to be getting worse not better, for example muscle cramping around the shoulder joint.  ...

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Recent first Pacemaker and sore throat

Hi I got my first pacmaker last week and got some very strange sore throat that won't go away. It's almost as if it was bruised in my throat during the surgery but it's a feeling like I have never experienced before and I am wondering if anyone has had this, if anyone knows what it is, and whether or not I should be worried about it.

Thankyou

 

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I’m tossing a current resting ekg in photos…

Not feeling good today after the diuretics, clearly tachy but that's not out of norm for me.  Trying to determine if I have low k or low magnesium.  I can't find the u waves maybe someone might have insight.

Thanks all!

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Switched off?

Is it possible for a pacemaker to turn off by its self just for a few seconds I felt very weired yesterday again few seconds but it felt exactly the same as when they turn it off in clinic during the test, spent rest of the morning having a huge anxiety attack and sent home from work 😒

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Pacemaker pain

’m still waiting for my next cardiologist appointment hopefully in the next few weeks , Recentyly my pain has been increasing by my pm, it started as a very mild discomfort on the left edge , every day gets more painful especially after I’ve been reaching up or been more active at home , nothing too strenuous , it’s been 6 months since it was fitted . Today I was walking slowly to take my daughter to the park, only up a slight slope , I’ve felt a couple of tugs is...

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St. Jude Pacemaker recall

Anyone else have a defective St Jude Pacemaker? 

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weird pacemaker issue

I have an oximeter which measures my heart. I noticed that my heart rate went up when I did a casual exercise like raising my arms slowly forward and sideways. I experinmented. It only happened when I did it with my left arm, the Pacemaker side, but not on my right. It would shoot up by 25-30 beats. I've had it in for 3 months. It would also do it  the gym with certain upper body exercises, and once on the treadmill when I had my left arm up on the back of the machine.

Should I...

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Out of Place

My pacemaker moved out of place. It is causing me problems. Pain, nausea, and what feels like electric shocks. I saw an urgent care doctor who contacted my Electrophysiologist. I am told to wait until my next scheduled appointment which is 6 weeks out. I believe this is due to the insurance I carry. I fall between not healthy enough to work (I  had a very physically demanding job) and not urgent enough to be seen immediately. 

Did any of you ever have your pacemaker move out o...

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Heart Flutters

Hi guys, quick question I had my pacemaker installed in October 2019 and have not had any complications since. But in the last month or so I have been experiencing heart fluttering when using my left arm to drive or basically anytime it is extended or when using it even to just curl my hair. I do have an appoitment to get this checked out but was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this. Feedback would be greatly appriciated. 

Thank you!

Kelly  

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Anyone have trouble with LV lead stimulating diaphragm?

I have gone back in 3 times in the last 5 days to have them adjust the vector in my crt d.  Every time they find one that works by the end of the day it starts stimulating my diaphragm again.  They say it's because I am so skinny, but I NEVER had this problem with my other devices and leads.  Granted there are more leads now and in new places.  They are hoping it wil "settle" into place and eventually stop moving to stimulate different areas.  It's n...

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Pacemaker and shortness of breath

I have posted on this forum in the past since receiving my dual chamber implantable device more than 3 years ago. Form the beginning, it became plausible that they may have made a mistake. I was found not to have the diagnosis  (SSS) that paved the way for the original unit. Furthermore, my EP determined that I was symptomatic  when my PM was pacing, despite my periodic slow beat. Also, the rate response setting was throwing me into Ventricular Tachycardia on a repeated basis....

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Why is my HR 110 at rest and 70 on exertion ? I have HF many years and have a CRTD.

I notice that my BP is low when my pulse is high which makes it difficult to take beta blockers. Tried Ivabradine which didn't work. Awaiting Holter & Echo. Only noticed this particular problem last few weeks. CRTD settings not been changed. 10 min walk reduced HR by 40bpm but only lasts about 45 mins then it's back up to 110. Seems odd. Maybe a simple explanation ?

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I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didn’t slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.