Most Recent Messages in Coping

Unable to sleep

I've had a Pacemaker since I was five days old, but I never really had any trouble with it. However, since getting a new one in 2016, I've had trouble sleeping. When I told the doctors, they said they'd turn down my pacemaker a but at nighttime, but this hasn't helped. I'm tired, but I just can't sleep (hence, me writing this at five to one in the morning) . I really need help, because it's starting to impact my schoolwork and daily life. Do any others ha...

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Tiredness

I have a history of high heart rate. On Christmas morning, my heart rate went down to 20 and I called nine-one-one and went to the hospital. I was giving my pacemaker several days later.. . My issue is not my pacemaker. It seems to be working very well. I do however have unusual tiredness in the morning. My best time is in the afternoon and evening. I started swimming yesterday and woke up very very tired. I have reduced my medication Metro parole. I'm hoping that this will help. . And th...

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Facing your own mortality

Hi everyone :)

I had my pacemaker surgery a week and a half ago at 43 years of age, not really coping so well mentally, feeling quite overwhellmed with the thoughts of "facing your own mortality" have any of you felt similar and if so how did you overcome this?

With thanks

Wazz

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Nausea

  • by Yaz
  • 2020-02-10 11:34:41
  • Coping
  • 301 views
  • 4 comments

Just going in to week 5 of pm implant and still feel quite tired and weak. Also nauseous some days! Anyone else experiencing this? Scar healing well.

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Pacemaker

  • by Yaz
  • 2020-02-07 07:29:49
  • Coping
  • 393 views
  • 4 comments

Hi everyone, new to this! Nearly four weeks PM implant, had first tweak at the clinic last week and have felt a bit dizzy and nauseous since. Also feel fluttering in my chest now and then. Pulse stays around 75/80 and had PM due to slow heart rate. Clinic said pacer all good just wondered if anyone else gets whoozy. Nurse checked pm site this week and said it was healing well. Maybe I'm just anxious! Thanks for listening. 

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Pacemaker site

So my husband had the pacemaker surgery 2 years ago in May and ever since then the site in his chest has been very uncomfortable for him.  Mostly when trying to sleep, he can't find a position that doesn't hurt 🙁 any suggestions?

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Pacemaker site

So my husband had the pacemaker surgery 2 years ago in May and ever since then the site in his chest has been very uncomfortable for him.  Mostly when trying to sleep, he can't find a position that doesn't hurt 🙁 any suggestions?

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Hydro massage bed

Does anyone know if it’s safe to use a hydro massage bed with a pacemaker  such as those at the planet fitness gym?

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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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