Most Recent Messages in Coping
Hi Fellow heart-device owners, I'm a 47yr old father of 3 girls (aged 9 to 15) and was diagnosed with Sick Sinus Syndrome last month after a couple of fainting spells and got a PM fitted. Was at my follow-up with the dr, but forgot to ask him what the expected impact on life expectancy is. Any informed views on this (scary) topic? I am healty otherwise.
So three weeks in after my implant I'm still waking up every single night without fail
At first I suspected it was the uncomfortable nature of the location of the device but that has settled down nicely.
I get off to sleep absolutely fine but after about 2 hours I wake up and then again 2 hours later.
Has anyone had the same due to a new lower heart rate during sleep?
Any tips on keeping asleep until my first appointment?
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...
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?
Thank you so much for all your input. I feel better after reading your comments. Really appreciate your reaching out. Thanks again Trebla
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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. 🙏🌸
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...
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...
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?
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...
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?
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...
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
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...
You know you're wired when...
You have a dymo-powered bike.
But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.