Most Recent Messages in Coping

Exercise Intolerance/Shortness of Breath/Palpitations

Hello everyone!

Ever since I found out about my sick sinus syndrome back in October I feel like my health has gotten so much worse!!! I was hospitalized from 11/8 to 11/15. On 11/7 I could take my dog for a walk, exercise and do anything I wanted. I even have this HUGE hill by my house that I could climb pretty easily. I wouldn't dare attempt it now. I feel that ever since I got out on 11/15 I haven't been able to do much of anything. Today for example I took...

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I don’t want my pacemaker anymore

I have now been given a chance from a division 2 Coach to play quarterback at the University, I love football so much and I have always loved it. I did have a problem with my Pacemaker not being paced high enough heart rate that my body needed it to, but every since I have felt much better, the doctors fixed that from 180 to 210. I can actually run again and do things I couldn't do when I first got the pacemaker, I feel much better. I occasionally g...

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New Pacemaker

Hi everyone.. I just had a pacemaker implanted 2 weeks ago and I'm a runner.. my resting heartrate during the day normally ran between 43 and 55... at night it would drop to as low as 38.. now with my pacemaker doctor has it set at 50 during the day and 40 at night.. the problem is I cant sleep or relax because my heart can't get where it used to be.. I cant sleep during the night and cant get relaxed after I run during the day.. has anyone else experienced this?  Your input woul...

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RIGHT VENTRICLE PACING

So much has been written (and has also been commented on in this forum)  about the potential problems associated with RV pacing which could lead to heart failure symptoms in some patients due to “dyssynchrony” between the two ventricles. 

My hubby 81 has a single lead PM to his right ventricle for bradycardia/syncope and pausing.  He also has AF and other arrhythmias.  His percentage of RV pacing is increasing rapidly af...

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Extremely Worried

Following on from my difficulties following my first shock and being put on amiodarone; link here: https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/36222/amiodarone-causing-constant-dizziness

My condition the last week or so has deteriorated even more. I am constantly out of breath, even just resting. I constantly have a light head and feel dizzy. I have started to feel my heart doing 'hiccups', I struggle to fall asleep at night and wake up exhausted and am tired all the time.

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Dizzyness

Great post PM results. One and half years in suffering thru dizziness. Mainly while stationary. Im very active. Rancher. Builder. Dr. Have pain implant as well needed for 31 post iraq combat related injuries and attending pain. But had great results with both implants. Maybe this is new me. Good Sats in + 97. Rate response wierd but managable.  

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Tingling in my left shoulder

I'm new here and the whole PM is new to me since having it implanted in Nov. 2019. Before I go any further, I will say I feel the best I have felt in 3 to 4 years since getting my PM. Before, my heart rate would stay in the mid 30's to low 40's and after several times of passing out, my Dr. decided I needed a PM. I've had several discomforts but nothing I felt was not part of the healing process, until several weeks ago. I have developed a tingling in my left shoulde...

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Depression after inplant

Is there any known connection between pacemaker implant and onset of depression?

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Pacemaker

Hello to all the PM here, what a jolt this is. (PM Humor) I had my put in 10/25/19 so Christmas day was my 60 day/8 week recovery time. My PM beats 80 BPM 24/7 80 BPM they tried to turn it down to 70 BPM and I almost passed out. I am 100% device dependant.  I have one lead in each ventricle as they fused off the top of my heart or something like that.

BI-PAP machines for all with Oxygen, the PM beats my hear, the BI-PAP breathes in and out for me I just lay there and try to sleep.&...

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Sleep

I am 67 and had a complete heart block and had pacemaker put in Oct 8, 2019.  On Oct 28, 2019 I was at emergency room sitting with my mom when I had dizzy spell. They rushed me to a room and was determined my heart rate was 30-40. I had to have the procedure redone. A lead was bad.  I'm having a hard time sleeping in a bed.  I definitely can't sleep on my left side where it's at under my collar bone. I'm short and surgeon had a hard time putting it in. ...

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Pacemaker

Hi. My name is Jill and I’m 66 years old. I had a pacemaker implanted on December 23, 2019.  It wasn’t a surprise, but it’s stll difficult.  I have been in more pain and discomfort than I expected.  The first few days I was on pain killers. I’m off them now.  Luckily, I have an incredible support system with my husband, daughters, siblings, and sons-in-law. My grandchildren are FaceTiming me to see how I’m doing.  Even with this supp...

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Pace feeling?

Good evening!

I earned my dual-chamber pacemaker January 2017. I've grown accustomed to the evening checks that I receive: 11:54pm and 12:24am.

However, 3 times today I had a similar thump sensation in my chest, during the day. I've never had that happen before. The first time it occurred sent me into a full-blown panic attack. The other two occurred a couple hours later and only a few seconds apart. No pain at any time and I didn't feel dizzy (except for when I had my...

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severe pain at implant site

Had my implant put in 2 days ago for bradycardia and i have afib as well. new pm seems to be working well along with blood thinners. i know it has been only 2 days, but i have severe pain at implant site. man the pain really kicks in after sitting or laying down for a while. then when i start to move around pain level reaches a 10 .....more of a burning sinsation, then pain slowly goes away after being up and moving around. hoping this will go away as i heal. there is no signs of infecti...

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6 days post pacemaker implantation

Hey everyone. I'm 38 years old and had to have a pacemaker placed 6 days ago. I can honestly say I wasn't expecting my week to end like that. Then again, 2019 has been a year of unexpected events. My 16 year old son had a heart attack in January.  That lead us to find a congenital birth defect known as an anomalous left coronary artery with an interarterial and interseptal course. He had open heart surgery to repair it in August. He is already back to wrestling and doing amazing....

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First Pacemaker Checkup

Pre-post info: I had a Dual Chamber Medtronic pacemaker implanted for CCHB 3 weeks ago.

Hi all, I'm 3 weeks post op and feel almost completely recovered. I have my first consultation since implant on the 2nd of January and I was just wondering what sort of things happen in this consultation? Is it as simple as checking the leads haven't dislodged and what percentage you're pacing at and sending you on your way? Also how do they check that the leads are working correctly as&n...

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Timolo eyedrops

I have been taking timolo eyedrops for glaucoma for at least 6 or 7 years .10 months ago I was put on 20 mg of prozac had a pacemaker put in 3 months ago for 3 rd degree heart block . I was wondering if the two drugs together caused heart problem ?

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Wine

Anyone have a occasional glass of wine with a pacemaker ?

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Cold weather

Does anyone experience more pains when the weather is colder? I'm in northwestern Pennsylvania and every winter I get chest pains that are more achy that come and go. I have been checked multiple times  and am deemed super healthy!! Just curious if the metal in the chest could cause the aches and pains

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Recovery to e

I am a 68 yr old female had a pacemaker put in for 3rd degree heart block 3 months ago other than my heart rate improving I still don’t feel myself does it take a bit longer 

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Left bundle branch block and right bundle branch block

:Hi guys and girls I'm 41 year old male with left bundle branch block and right bundle branch block going for my first pacemaker next Friday 13th December 2019

I will probably be having a Biotronik pacemaker inserted. At the moment I have a loop recorder in. I do work in car manufacturing company with a lot of spot welders. I'm in maintenance department

I DO a lot of cross fit. Any advice?

Still battling to come to terms that I need a pacemaker

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Pacemakers are very reliable devices.