Most Recent Messages in Coping

Thank you for listening

Thank you very much for listening, I appreciate everyone’s input. I know this is life changing for me and I’m much stronger with people like you.

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Pacemaker

I have just been informed by my cardiologists nurse that my Dr. wants me to come in and talk to her about my most recent tests for shortness of breath and fatigue. The nurse said that she wanted to talk to me about a pacemaker.

My doctor has been around for many years and has a stellar reputation.

I will meet with her in 9 days. I am really flying blind. I do not know anything about pacemakers.  Is there anything I should be asking or doing?

I am totally lost. I don'...

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anxiety with pacemaker

Hi, im new to forum. I had a pacemaker installed at the age of 53 because i had heart block because of my years of sleep apnea. About six months ago i had what i can describe as a panic attack. I never had this issue before but are there others out there who experienced the same. Im taking 10mg of lexapro to deal with it. My anxiety is i think my heart going to go into afib because thats how they first detected it. Im also on metropopol and flaccidine. I hate to be on drugs but im dealing wit...

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I don’t know what to do anymore

Today I saw my FIFTH EP. It was a new office, new city, new network, I actually had hope. He had great reviews online, the office was fancy, I actually thought this might go somewhere. I printed all of my records, I organized everything, I explained my story in detail to the NP before I saw the doc, etc etc. Then as soon as I made eye contact with my new EP I knew it was over. It took a total of about 5 seconds to destroy it. &n...

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I feel my PM...???

2 motnhs after pacemaker implant I can see, and feel the device quite visibly.

Is that normal?

I get converned about touching it while showering etc - dont know if I will always see and feel it and see the outline?

 

Comments and insights much appreciated.

 

Thanks all.

 

 

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One Year

Hello All, well it's been almost a year now since I had my HA and found this site. After the HA they had to put in two stents due to the blockage. A little over a month later, I received the PM. All is well now. My question for all of you is this: Recently I have had a few flashbacks to everything that happened the past year, the hospital, the operation and such. Not like nightmares, but wake up in the middle of the night remembering certain parts. I also decided to retire after all this,...

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Recently had CRT-D fitted

Hi. I'm new to this forum. I had a CRT-D fitted 2 days ago. Feeling pretty low and am surprised at how big the lump is under the dressing and how very sore. Is this normal experience and how long can I expect it to hurt so much? Any experiences appreciated 

Dave

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Antidepressant

I have been experiencing lots of anxiety this past few months. Was wondering if anyone can share an anti anxiety medicine that worked for them or any other type of treatment or therapy. Thanks so much 

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New to this

hi. I am due to have a crt-d fitted tomorrow and I'm really scared. I have an ef of 22% but no real symptoms of anything. Found out I had heart failure by accident as I had an xray and had an enlarged heart. Not sure I really want this procedure as I feel so well. Really struggling with the decision and very emotional about it. Any comments welcome.

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New to this

Hi I am new to this club 7/4/20. I had a flush feeling,went to ER was discharged,called back and sent to ICU and told I needed a pacemaker.

I have lost my appetite but get so nauseous if I don't eat.Did anyone else feel this,?

I think I am getting panic attacks although I am not sure I have never had them before. 

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ICD shock

Hi all. 

I had a shock this morning and had to go to hospital. Thing is I have a 2 week old baby and now I am frightened to hold him incase it goes off again whilst I am holding him. 

I really don't know what to do or who to talk to about it. 

I can't go on just looking at my baby and worrying about not wanting to hold him. 

Any advice would be much appreciated. 

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Hello

I just had a pacemaker put in last week. A little over a month ago, I fainted while eating dinner. I went, with my wife, to the urgent care the next morning. They set me up to consult with a cardiologist, who decided I should wear a heart monitor for two weeks to see what is going on. He also had me schedule an appointment for an ultrasound of my heart. A week after I sent the monitor back, and while I was at the ultrasound, I had a phone call that I let go to voice mail. When I checked my vo...

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General

My a-fib has always been higher when I lie down and since getting my pacemaker (January 2019) I have developed insomnia.  It has been erratic until the last four months, but now bedtime has become a source of stress.  Once I fall asleep I'm fine, but the problem is at the beginning.  Has anyone else had a similar problem?  Other than taking sleeping aids, could the pacemaker setting be changed?

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Facemasks

Just a question. Is it safe to wear a facemask?. I'm told that these slow down your breathing.

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Bradycardia

Hello my name is Priscilla, I had my daughter 4 months unfortunately I had to have an emergency c section because we almost lost her. A week after birth I was in the ER because I felt dizzy and seeing blurry I was told that my pulse was very low around 35 that wasn't the first time I had been told that my heart rate was low but I never had any symptoms until than. The next day a cardiologist called me and said I might need a pace maker I felt like my whole life just eneded I was stil...

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Wish I had found this club sooner

Hi all, 

wish I'd come across this club sooner and been able to ask questions, I was 25 when I had my pacemaker put in and will be a year next month. Have no idea what the medical term is but was diagonised with having 2 holes in the heart and a lazy valve.. simpleton terms for me blood was going in dropping through a chamber and going back out. 
I haven't had any issues since having it put in and i do feel a bit more energetic, guess i'm lucky enoug...

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New ICD recipient

Hi I got my pacemaker 1week ago. It's been quite stressful. My family doesn't understand the impact this has had on me. Physically I'm doing better but mentally I'm not myself. I feel disconnected.

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Post Pacemaker fitting

Hi everybody, I am glad I found this site as it has put some of my concerns at rest.

I had my pacemaker fitted on the 15th June 2020 so I still have the wound dressing on, I was glad to see other comments re the last few days as I had the op on Monday , Tuesday I felt fine as I was still drugged up, wednesday felling light headed, Thursday noticed my oxygen saturation levels wer low about 94% was told to breathe deeper, Friday oxygen levels stabilised stil feling slightly light headed b...

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Scared

Hello everyone. I'm a 47 year old male and just had my pacemaker implanted on the 04Jun20. I was starting to have some mild chest pain and shortness of breath and sweating a lot. My doctor referred me for a stress test again. I didn't get into the stress test until begin of March of 2020. They start the test didn't like something they see and the doctor tell me I need a ablation and schedule it for the following week. Covid-19 happens and everything is put on hold. They finally ge...

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Underarm psin

So hard to explain briefly. 
I recently started having pain on the left side where the cd is. My Ep said it could be the pocket maybe I've loses weight several variables. I believe it's now something pressing under the left arm is where it's hurting. 
 

im at a loss and I keep having all this pain  
 

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I have an ICD which is both a pacer/defib. I have no problems with mine and it has saved my life.