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hey ChristMMPace would u like to chat? I have a few things I would like to ask you! Thanks

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Recovering

Well I finally got back on here after a few days of trying. I had to reregister. So for those who know me my old member name was OIMAPRINCESS247 so i just added another 7. Well Things are going well. I go for my 2 week check up. I am a little nervous. I have it in my head that I did something wrong and i am going to have to go back for more surgery. Everyone keeps telling me things are going to be ok so I am hoping. Things are getting harder because the pain has gone away and I am wanting to use...

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Annoying Noise

My ICD is driving me crazy. The noise never stops! I have trouble sleeping because the thing keeps me awake. I like noisy environments because I don't have to hear the thing! Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
SDGlo

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First Birthday

  • by TSA
  • 2007-12-18 08:12:48
  • Coping
  • 1047 views
  • 3 comments

Hello Friends,
Today is 1 year since I had my pacemaker put in. I read some of you celebrate that day and I think it is a good idea. I believe without that devise I would not be here today, so it is a day to think about what my life has been about this year and what I am making it. I wish I could say I live every day to the full but I do not; however, I think I appreciate life more than I did. I revieved a gift this morning from my family of a small stuffed bear who has a pacemaker!
To...

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Sorry!!

I posted a message a couple of days ago and i only got one comment.......so im going to try this again! haha I was told that i could keep tryin meds that havent worked for almost three years or get a pm. Im really stuck between a rock and a hard place! I just wanted to see if you guys could let me in on some of the pros and some of the cons to a pacemaker!

Thanks to everyone for all the help this far!

Hope your all ready for Christmas!!

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PM Pro's and Con's

As you all know I have been tryin to figure out if I should get a PM or not. If you guys could help me with some pro's and con's. I figured that is the only way i will feel totally sure is if I make a list and see where it goes from there!! Thanks so much. Hope everyone is enjoying their shopping!

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franklc98

Jessie thanks ,all is going well with me ,pacemaker do not know i have it , (only when i lie on it in bed ) ,i have it check evey year ,All for now Frank (uk)

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Sleeplessness & Recovery

6 weeks in to a PM for slow heart rate and long pauses(syncope) difficulty sleeping and anxiety, not anywhere near vigorous exercise I was doing before. EP, Cardiologist, Internist all say sleeplessness is anxiety so gave me some meds for sleep/anxiety. Anyways I think my low end is set at 60bpm...If my sleeping rate was lower before could the sleeplessness be because the low bpm(6) is set to high ?

Lastly I have tech's and EP's telling me 6 weeks I am good to resume everything vs. s...

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chat

Anyone wanna chat?

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You wanted to know more!

Well it all started back in Oct. 2005. I was fine b4 all of this. I worked and went to school full time. I was at work on day and just passed out, out of no~where. I went to the local hospital and they seen that i had some 2nd blocking, a~fib, and 2 PE's. They told my parents that I just needed to stay over nite and i would be back to normal in the am. So they put me on some blood thinners and I was there for like 2 weeks with all of this. I finally went to see someone and he tryed everything. I...

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Needing a pacemaker

Well im pretty new to this so all help is welcome! Im 21 years old and told I need a pacemaker. I just wanted to see if you guys could help me out! Thanks Rachel

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Symphony 2550 problems

!st time here and am impressed with the site. This is my 2nd pm and as with the 1st and having problems. My problems is atril fib from the begining with the 1st pm.The pm kept me at 70 beats so I could take Rythmol. Without the pm my normal was 58. Rythmol drove me down to 42. After two years on the 1st pm they turned off the flywheel and I had no more problems.
With this pm they had the sensors at first at 9. then 7, then 5, then 3 and finally they turned off sensors. Still not right. I mi...

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Anyone for Chat

Anyone up for Chat??????

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allan(41) Edinburgh Atenol

Just a quick not to let people know I am ok had my 2 month check up and since my 1st pacemaker implantation october 10th 2007 i have got my afib down to under 1% THANKS TO ATENOL.It seems to help and my technician reported to me that of my 8 episodes of afib in past month none lasted longer than 3 seconds and that they dont want to see me for another year.

well fingers crossed maybe i can forget about it while and get on with my life which is what we all want to do really.

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Anyone ever experience this?

Hi guys!
Haven't posted a question in awhile, but have been having some problems in the last week, so "I'm Back!!!".
Some past history- Medtronic Dual Chamber PM implanted 10/1/07. Have been having lots of problem with "feeling the PM pace". This has been documented as I'm wearing an event monitor which revealed "fusion beats" and the addition of PAC's sometimes 3-4 in a row. Seems I feel worse when I'm pacing in the atrium and ventricle, then of course sprinkle in the PAC's an...

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Death

Dear Friends,

I'm 86 and in reasonably good health except that I have an irregular, slow heart-beat that has caused my doctor to recommend a pace-maker.

The problem that I have with the idea is that at my age I have to reconcile myself to death and the cause of it that I prefer. I would prefer something quick like a heart-attack rather than a slow deteriorization seated in a wheel-chair, gradually losing my ability to think clearly and with someone having to clean me up...

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21 With Pacer

Well I am a 21 year old female and just had a St.Jude's Pacemaker implanted. I was having a horrible time with fainting,dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue. The doctors said that I had something called Neurocardiogenic syncope and also something called sick sinus syndrome which causes my heart rate to slow considerably.. Does anyone else have either of these problems. I am also dealing with Sleep Apnea. I feel like I am the only young person with problems like these. If anyone has any ad...

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21 With Pacer

Well I am a 21 year old female and just had a St.Jude's Pacemaker implanted. I was having a horrible time with fainting,dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue. The doctors said that I had something called Neurocardiogenic syncope and also something called sick sinus syndrome which causes my heart rate to slow considerably.. Does anyone else have either of these problems. I am also dealing with Sleep Apnea. I feel like I am the only young person with problems like these. If anyone has any ad...

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Are You Different Than Before?

Just wondering how many pacers feel that they are not the same person as they were before.

Trying not to be vague. It's a life changing situation. As you may have read, I lost my job due to my PM. In this past year, I have gone through moving across the country, a divorce, having to get a PM, and then losing my job. All these life changing events have really made me re-evaluate my life. I am trying to stay positive. I am having to take anti-depressants. The Dr. switched my anti-depre...

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Low Libido

Can anyone offer me any advice. Since having an ICD fitted 2-3 years ago and taking Beta blockers twice a day - Sotalol 2x 80mg tablets, my sex drive has dropped. Is there a different medication that may help me? Is viagra an option, which increases the heartbeat and presumably works against beta blockers. I'm in my early fifties and feel a bit despondent about this. Is their anyone who can offer me some hope/optimism on the horizon. Any information anyone can share with me? That would be appre...

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