Most Recent Messages in Coping

New to forum

Hello , I had a pacemaker fitted last week ,feeling very sore,bruised and a little unsure of what to expect at this stage ...a bit scary ..a mixture of trying to be positive but also in need of support from others on do's and dont's .I found the procedure quite traumatic ,took 2 hours and relaxant didn't kick in at all .Just pleased its over . Emotions are a little bit all over the place at the moment ,did others experience this ? Sorry if I sound a bit of a wimp but sure once the...

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stress test

I am going to have a stress test. they will be using a regadrnson injection. they say it is very safe. has anyone else heard or had this. thank you all for you your advise. stay safe

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Adjusting Isn't What I Thought It Would Be

Background: Hip replacement Jan 5, 2021. Double lead Pacemaker April 15. 2021. 76 year old Male, Hamilton, MA. 2nd degree arterioventricular block.

I had been trying to get back to normal after my January hip replacement and was working out and doing yoga.  No symptoms from that at all. When the weather broke here, I thought I do some cycling. Bear in mind I had zero symptoms that I noticed up to this point. maybe a little winded doing yard work which I attributed to being inactive...

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Post op

Hi all,

I am 4 weeks post second pacemaker. My first pace maker was put in on December 28th 2020. It was a single lead. Never felt good after that. Three cardiologist later found out that I was in second degree conduction heart block which lead to them upgrading me to a two lead pacemaker. I am a 41 year old female who was healthy up until August of last year and started passing out and having irregular heart beats. My question is this new pacemaker has been in four weeks. About a week...

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Coping with transition to having a Pacemaker

Hi all well I'm doing well. However the transition from no pacemaker to having one is strange. 10 days today since I had a twin lead pacemaker fitted. I'm 53 this year in the Army and still serving. Not able to deploy now but I'm fit and worried with what I'm going to be able to do.

Good family and friends around me. That helps.

The thing is I feel the leads inside me it's strange and the pacemaker well I'm just feeling it move.

Looking forward to rid...

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Post PM Implant

Hello all,

I'm a newbie to the club. Just had my PM implanted two weeks ago tomorrow. April 9, 2021.  Still trying to process all of the events that lead up to it.  I'm a 58 year old woman and NEVER had any issues at all with my health. A two days leading up to my ER visit, I felt as though I wanted to pass out.  The night before my ER visit I passed out in bed and came to.  The morning of my ER visit, I told my husband what had happend the night before. He a...

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Still have "Hmmm" moments

I have been coming back to this forum quite a lot in the last few days. I am 3 months post-procedure (I had a pacemaker implanted to address pauses that were occuring along with a-fib), and I feel like I am maybe at another plateau of sorts. At first I did feel almost worse than I had before the pm. As I healed mentally and physically (and started a beta blocker), I began to feel healthy & energetic, and was very nearly symptom-free, even from a-fib. Recently though, I have been feel...

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Lead dislodge feer

Hey, I'm almost 5 weeks out from getting my pacemaker. Good news is I'm feeling so much better! I really don't have a problem sleeping with my pacemaker. And it's amazing how many things I can do easily that I couldn't do before now. I can't seem to get over my constant fear dislodging my lead

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Pacemaker

  • by Riz
  • 2021-04-03 10:56:10
  • Coping
  • 367 views
  • 6 comments

A fortnight after my implant, the recovery is fine but I feel extremely fatigued and sleepy in the evenings. So much so that it is difficult to stay awake. Weakness is all pervasive. If anyone has these symptoms please share and suggest remedy.

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Spouses-I actually have a non technical question for y’all

So with all the bad news we have had over the last year.  Especially finding out my mitral surgery did not reverse remodel (although it may still yet) and my heart is getting worse, I am sure y'all can relate that me and my fiancé are worried.  My question is have any of you experienced your partner or spouse trying to "be the rock" and not show how worried they are?  My fiancé openly admits to doing this, but it confuses me.  He will tell me he...

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Still discomfort and stinging

I received my medtronic PM four months ago and have lots of discomfort and stinging daily and especially trying to sleep. My cardiologist does not seem to address any of my concerns. I know some of you have had stinging so I need advice. His nurse keeps telling me to just give it longer time with no suggestions on how to deal with it except over-the-counter pain medication which doesn't seem to help much. Any help would be appreciated. 

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Post operation questions

I'll be 52 in a couple of days and just had a pacemaker put in a little over two weeks ago. My BPM was in the 30's and 40's for quite some and now it's been set at a minimum of 60 BPM and my energy has increased tremendously.

I still have some tenderness around the incision and numbness in the area where the pacemaker is. Curious if that will go away and if anyone experienced the same. Also, still can't work out for a few more weeks but wondering if anyone can s...

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Arythmias

Hi there,

had a pacemaker fitted three weeks ago for sick sinus syndrome,it’s been set ar 55bpm,it’s now keeping my heart to that level and tablets are stopping it going to fast, yesterday all afternoon I experienced abnormal heartbeats, is this normal or should a pacemaker regulate those as well does anyone know?

many thanks

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AV DELAY

Hi All!

It's been a while since my last post but I've been narrowing down my issues and I wanted to get anyone's thoughts on AV DELAY. When the PM was first placed it was set at 50/120 and nothing else. I felt fine. Then from there I've had the CLS turned on, then turned off, Rate Response turned on, then turned off. I had the AV DELAY HYSTERESIS turned on with I believe a 300ms delay but according to my EP it was causing occasional Retrograde Conduction. Now&n...

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PACEMAKER POSSIBILITIES

Thanks to modern technoiogy, I will be celebrating my seventy-ninth in April. I received my pacmaker in August of 2019, and have gotten used to pacing myself, a small price to pay when you consider the benefit. My wife and I are planning a major adventure, we're taking a thirty day trip across the U.S.A. starting on April 2, 2021. I intend to spend my birthday at the Grand Canyon. We intended to do this trip last year, but were prevented by the pandemic.

Well I'm...

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Stinging and discomfort after 4 months

I've had my Medtronic  PM for 4 months but I still have lots of stinging, discomfort and soreness. I've called my surgeons office and seen him several but they want me to give it six months. It's very frustrating because I had absolutely no symptoms except tiredness before my implantation and now I've had four months of discomfort and stinging. Anybody else had this? Suggestions for dealing with it.

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one month after

thanks. it is my meds that are making me tired and dizzy. called  my prescription service. they were a great help explaining  how my drugs work. it was never explained to me when I left the hospital

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one month after

I am still dizzy and very tired. cannot  figure if it is my mess or pm. any advise

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Post PM Living and Fears

Good evening. New here. I am three weeks into having my PM and I love it BUT I can't get past the fears of leaving my house or hotel room (comfort zones). I have been told by my cardiologist and my echocardio doctor that this is normal and nothing is going to happen to me. I have VERY high anxiety issues. Please feed me some good insight please. This is driving me insane. 
 

Thank you all. 

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Site/shoulder discomfort

Hi, I got my pacemaker 3days ago. Im 60 and in very active and want to be completely compliant with my discharge instructions. This is a whole new ballgame for me. How long does the pain in the side last? Everything looks fine I just find it very difficult to sleep in any position but on my back and I'm very nervous about doing anything wrong .Do other people feel this way from the very beginning?

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