Most Recent Messages in Coping

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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Advice from people with same problem

Hi,

I would like some advice from people with same problem.My boyfriend who is 41 now has had a heart episode which left him with a heart failure (his heart is working 30% now)..and has arrythmia problem so doctor suggested to put a pacemaker...hes is very upset and scared as he was a very active person and thinks hes life is over now if he puts a pacemaker...I would appreciate very much for people with same problem to tell me how their life is after putting a pacemaker..if they have re...

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Symptoms after surgery

Dear everyone. My 84year old father received his pm a week ago. He struggles to sleep at night, always feel uncomfortable, not eating a lot, and very cold legs and feet. Is this normal, and what can be done please?

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6 months

Today it is 6 months since my new pacemaker was installed. People ask how I feel and I am like I felt fine before.

i wish I could go back to before I had it as I felt so good. My doc gave a channel blocker because my holter monitor was a little irregular. I took it 3 days and it made me have bpm in 30’s and I felt horrible so 2 weeks later I was given a pm....

My left shoulder are still bothers me from time to time and has settled into th...

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Calling for people more experienced than me

Hi all, I am 2 days post op and no major complications at all so far and pain has been fairly minimal. I've got a dual chamber pacer set to DDD to treat my CCHB (HIS BUNDLE PACING). My consultant did explain this too me and I thought I'd understood it but maybe not so if anyone has the same condition and can explain it better than I then please do:

Am I right in saying that my top chamber is fine and is sending the signals down to the bottom at a normal rate, the issue is that t...

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Pacemaker

I've had my pacemaker for a while and really love it.   I have so much energy and feel like I am 10 years younger.   I do have a problem that I am looking for suggestions.   I am a side sleeper and it doesn't matter which side I sleep on because my shoulder eventually collapses and the pacemaker really pinches.   I'm concerned about possible injury and also asking if anyone also has this problem and what do you do to make sleep a little easi...

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Waiting is the hardest part?

Hi all sorry for so many successive posts! 3 more nights until my procedure (I have CCHB) and the waiting is driving me insane, im so worried somethings going to happen to me in the meantime! Any advice for coping with the wait? I'm being kept in the hospital under a heart monitor just so they can keep an eye on me but they're saying i'm very low risk of anything bad actually happening. My rates been dropping to the low 30s over night which is scary to see! All...

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PM scheduled for 27/11/19

Follow up to my first post titled "CONGENITAL COMPLETE HEART BLOCK FOUND AT 23".

Link: https://pacemakerclub.com/message/36013/congenital-complete-heart-block-found-at-23.

Hi all so if you read my first post you'll know I was recently diagnosed with Congenital Complete Heart Block which was a random finding on an ECG! The initial plan was to go through the wait and watch approach and wait for my symptoms to worsen before getting the PM which i was not a fan...

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Your device acts like a police scanner.

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Try to concentrate on how you’re able to be active again and feel normal, rather than on having a machine stuck in your body.