Most Recent Messages in Coping

Dreams are they really so sweet

I would appreciate some help.  This might seem like a fun question but what do dreams and nightmares really mean?  Could it mean that the sufferer has unresolved psychological issues or medical conditions or both?

Can our medication, pacemakers, health conditions cause bad dreams and nightmares?  I know beta blockers which are commonly used may increase the potential for a nightmare.  I occasionally get them with Bisoprolol and my doctors tell me that this is because...

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Pain at pacemaker area

I had My PM implanted 2 weeks ago  (October 19th).  For the first time Today i have noticed pain at  the incision area but it doesn't feel like it's the incision.   It's a dull achy pain.  Could it be the Pacemaker itself that I am feeling?

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Occasional soreness

Thank you so much for all your input.    I feel better after reading your comments.  Really appreciate your reaching out.    Thanks again      Trebla

 

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Occasional soreness

Hi Treble here  This site is amazing for information and support    Got pm in May      People said I would not know I had it    But occasionally it is sore and I almost always know it is there                 Do I get to the point that I do not know it is there ?   Thanks

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Body Image

Hello! I have recently had my first replacement surgery to fit a dual lead pm and the box seems extremely visible which i'm really disappointed about. I wasn't told this would be the case prior to surgery (my previous pm was under the muscle and entirely non-visible - except the scar) so i'm finding it a bit upsetting and hard to accept.

I have discussed this with my pm tech but I live in Scotland and everything is on the NHS so it's not something the...

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Pacemaker and afib

I had a pacemaker installed in May 2020.  Felt so good. Still was going in and out of afib for a day or two but not feeling bad.  Recently I have been in afib for over 3 weeks and feel lousy. . .tired, shortness of breath.  Had an echocardiogram Monday to see if things have changed since the last one a year ago.  EP is suggesting a cardio version to get me out of afib.  So discouraged after feeling so great since I got the pacemaker--a Biotronic.

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Heart function

Hey All,
So I am a63 year old female and got my dual chamber pacemaker in 2014 when I was 57. The past 19 months have been insanely stressful as my younger sister had a brain aneurysm burst,  followed by a massive stroke. During that time I was making the 2-1/2 hour trip plus a 1/2-hour ferry ride (each way) running back and forth between where I live northwest of Seattle and the hospital 1 to 2 times a week. Long story but she was stuck in the hospital for 11 mo...

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HaPpY bIRtHdAy Walter

So 4 years ago today I received my life back by getting my pacemaker AKA Walter.  Yes I named my pacemaker because he takes care of me so I just had to make it more personal.

So on this day I like to celebrate my receiving my pacemaker and always will.   I tell people all the time I love Walter and I truly mean it.    I remember being scared of having the surgery mainly I think of being woken up to disapointment of still feeling bad but oh my goodness the change has...

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so is it normal to feel like this

So I gotta admit since I got the pacemaker in early June I've -- and i'm sure this is no surprise -- been super paranoid about cardiac things in general. That said, I did the 3-month checkup, everything was fine and all I needed was a cupla software tweaks.

So all had been fine -- been out bicycling and carrying on as normal.

But this week has sucked -- I made the mistake of watching the debate tuesday evening and had to quit because my chest was thumping, i was sweating,...

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Fatigued

Hello pacers, I have been feeling very fatigued and winded 2 ever since I had  a pacemaker implant. I thought initially it may have been the side effects of the surgery itself then as it continued on I thought perhaps it's the medication. I persevered and now  that I'm off all meds including no blood thinners, I still feel night quite right. Does anyone else feel the same symptoms and know the reason for this trigger ? Many thanks Loulou. 🙏🌸

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PM for Bradycardia, exhaustion, mental fog

Hello all,

I'm hoping to get some advice regarding my bradycardia. A little background...

I'm 50-yrs old, 5'6", about 135 lbs. All my life, my HR has been a bit on the low side, but was chalked up to me being a competitive swimmer. I'm no longer what you would call an "elite" athlete by any means. I did swim in the summer, and would swim about 3x/week (about 2 miles per swim). However, I don't swim any other time of year. I try to go for walks wh...

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COPD and my PM

Although I have a long list of health issues, other than my heart, the most pressing is the COPD. I just learned a lesson that may be useful to others. I use a Trelegy inhaler once a day and it works quite well. Then Monday when I used it I noticed that I did not seem to taste the powder as before, but just figured I was getting used to it. Yesterday it was like I simply inhaled air. I wear a smartwatch and frequently check my HR. I noticed early in the day that my HR was elevated between the...

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Recently advised pacemaker for Bradycardia

Hello -

I am a very healthy & active 68 year old male dentist. I was recently advised to get a pacemaker for Bradycardia. I had absolutely no symptoms but heart rate would constantly come up as low as 35 on physical exams. I was given a holter monitor for 24 hours and later told there is a complete AV block. Heart muscles are otherwise healthy as evidenced by an echocardiogram done today.  Very ambivalent about the pacemaker. What should I do?

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Subclavian DVT

Hi everyone! I have a brand new Medtronic Azure pacer,  two weeks old today.  And today, his ugly stepsister showed up in the form of a DVT in my arm. So I'm panicking a little bit. Went to the ER first thing and they confirmed what I thought.  They put me on xarelto and I went home.  I've had a big anxiety problem since all this started in Feb this year and today, it's been really bad.  

Anyone else have issues with left arm clot...

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Fluttering feeling

I am having this aggravating flutter feeling in my chest and throat. I asked the Device nurse at the Doctors office and they don’t know what is causing it. I’ve had my Pacemaker for about 5 weeks. Does anyone else experience this?

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Pacemaker adjustment

Hi everyone, I am glad to find this forum.  I had a pacemaker put in for a secondary block - low heart rate do to bottom chamber not communicating with top.  I was tired but really only felt a little pressure which caused me to go get checked and glad I did or else I wouldn't be writing this.  I am having a difficult time with adjusting as I get parenoid about flutters or any wierd feeling.  I am checking my heart rate more times then I want to admit.  How do over...

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ICD

My hubby is 72 had ICD just put in 4 days ago. He is left handed so it is on right side for convenience.  I know everyone is different and it takes time but do you honestly feel better, or notice any change. He has been so worn down and exhausted for so long, I don't think he is seeing alot of light at the end of tunnel.  Also like alot of men he wants results now, patience is needed. 

 

Do you know what I'm saying. Any words of advice

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Just Joined the Club.

Hello, everyone. I'm 38 and I was diagnosed with Nonischemic Congestive Cardiomyopathy in 2019, and I received my 3 lead CRT-D implant about 6 weeks ago. I do not personally know anybody with a pacemaker, much less someone my own age, so I joined this forum today in hopes of maybe finding some information, and/or comfort, to help me wrap my brain around everything. 
 

On one hand, I feel better than I have in *years*. My ejection fraction has been 20-25...

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Pacemaker dependent

Hi, new here, just found the group. I had a pacemaker installed almost 2 years ago. I was involved in a car accident that resulted in my Tricuspid value tearing. As a result a growth started to form in my Rt ventrical around the valve which started to cause serious PVC's which was found after a life scan. I was told I was lucky they found it and that usually these things dont end well. Anyways, I had some complications with my distolic rate when they took the growth out and replaced the v...

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New Member - Sitting in Hospital Post Op

Hi Guys and Gals,

 

im a 38 year old male that was diagnosed with 3rd degree AV block and just had a pacemaker installed.  I've been in denial for a few days but want to live a long life for my beautiful child.  I'm literally sitting in the hospital bed typing this.  I'm glad there is a support group out there and I hope to learn more about living a full and happy life.  I just hope I can continue to do HIIT and weight lifting. &...

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You know you're wired when...

Your electric tooth brush interferes with your device.

Member Quotes

So, my advice is to go about your daily routine and forget that you have a pacemaker implanted in your body.