Most Recent Messages in Coping
Hi all. I'm new here. Was told yesterday that I had a blocked left bundle and a right branch that is functioning at a very bad level. I will have to have a pace maker fitted but as I'm only 36 they want to run more tests. Not sure why.
Can anyone tell.me what happens next? How will I feel after? Will it affect my life style? Will I live as long? My youngest is only 2! I wanted more kids. Can I still do this?
Thanks. Basically have no idea what's happening so any...
I’m on about my sixth week with PM, using only atrial lead. Felling better just about everyday. Had PM installed due to bradycardia and Afib. Now set to 70 bpm and on Flecainide and beta blocker. I’m. 58 years old and in good physical shape (for the most part).
I know alcohol is a no no for Afib, but I still imbibe 2-3 beers nearly daily. In fact, when I’m feeling crappy, a beer or two generally relaxes me and makes my stomach feel better. Usually, my chest p...
Feeling ok but not sure what I should feel or not feel. Bpm not dropping like before so not so tired or dizzy
hard to sleep more than a few hours feel awake after 3-4 hours. I am sure that will get better in time.
Cant wait for 1 week suture check on Wednesday. I think it is the unknown that is creating anxiety. I am ready to go back to work and routine
Sorry frustration sets in from time to time
49 year old police officer, just got a pacemaker. I’m more concerned about training than working the road. Shooting a sluggger on that side, defensive tactics. Anyone find difficulties with training activities?
I'm 25 weeks pregnant baby girl has a complete heart block I just had my first appointment they said all they can do is monitor for hydrops..the specialist already seen slight fluid in babys heart but nothing significant heart structure is good, and they won't even consider c-section before 36 weeks. Just looking for anyone having gone through this and baby making it everything I read on hydrops points to fetal demise they wont even consider steroids and she said it's pointing to...
Hi everyone I had my pacemaker implanted on 03/04 2019 I’m in quite a bit of discomfort it feels heavy in the area it’s implanted I’m getting pain in my collarbone and left shoulder and sometimes the left side of my chin and my left arm feels stiff does anyone know if these are normal symptoms for the time I’ve had it done and if it will get any easier I would be grateful for any advice or tips that may help thanks in advance.
I’m 32 and 5 weeks ago after having my baby they found that a had ventricular tachycardia by coincidence. I had to have a c section so I was hooked up to a heart monitor and as I was laying with my baby in the hospital bed talking to the nurse machines started going off and the nurse kept asking if I were okay and or going to pass out? No, I’m fine was my response but the machines kept going off. Finally she called the on call doctor and she kept saying that she’s in vtach a...
I am new to the group but love reading all of your stories.
i was told a week ago I need a pacemaker. I have bradycardia and or SSS.
i am 60 years old and usually pretty active. I work full time and enjoy life.
i find myself now sitting here waiting and the anxiety is real. I just want my normal back. I my bpm goes up and down lows 42 to 80's but when low just want to sleep or am so dizzy. Sometimes feel nauseous with this.
anyone out there that can share what I am...
Had first ablation in june 2017. Pacemaker Oct. 2018 and final ablation to make me 100% pacemakerdependent the end of march 2019.
Haven't been right since I left hosp. Cardiologist told me yesterday that all my symptoms, and hospitalizations recently which the Dr;s thought was that I had a slight heart attack, proved false was the following fact:
In reality, this last ablation has failed and I need it redone. have anyone of you been in th...
I am 70 years old and I am wanting to know if there is someone out there who has a pacemaker and has manually dug and hand augered i know it might sound funny a post hole . I want to do my own and was courious if someone else has done so without complications .
I've had my PM for 1 month now and the bruising and muscle pain are gone. I've done my first transmission and was told that all was well. My question is, does the anxiety / worry / concern go away. Physically I don't feel too bad and really think I'm recovering and doing ok, but my thoughts and worry is what I want to move away from. Thanks.
Just curious, I’m not sure what you call it but I have a rhythm jump is about the best way to describe it. My doctor says it is with the pacemaker and not heart. It shows on my device check. I notice it every now and then but catches me off guard. Anyone have that happen? Doctor says not to worry.
Now that I have the PM installed(One week today), is there any lifestyle changes that should be made or any preventative maintenance decisions? i.e.
See a nutritionist and have full diet changed(I have a decent one at the mo, Porridge for Bfast, ceaser-salad for lunch and meat dinners)
Start taking vitamins
Walk/Run 1h a day, ETC
Whatever it takes to prolong life expectancy post the PM instillation, given that there’s articles I'm reading s...
First pacemaker fitted I am 58 and now feel better than ever hope to train for next marathon for British heart foundation
Just received PM this past Monday. Was diagnosed with tachy/brady, with several AFib bouts in the past few months. I’m 58, played soccer most my life, and consider myself to be in good shape. All cardiac test indicated no valve, artery, or structural issues. Only lighter in the wallet.
Hard to get used to 60 bpm rest setting when I was “normally” 48-52 or even less. I still get arrhythmia several times a day, which never fails to scare the shit out of me, bu...
Hi, l had one put in 2 weeks ago, after a fluke finding when l was having seizures, l feeling lost and useless, lm a casual worker so l have no money coming in and dont know what my future holds. am l the only one that feels this way or is it normal
OK this may sound really odd but I was curious to know if there’s anyone out there like me. I got my pacemaker December 16, 2016, making it now more than two years ago. I do not have any issues, and completely healthy and for the most part I forget I even have it But then there are times when I am very aware of it! I am a very queasy person who has a very weak stomach. I have a very difficult time touching it and honestly it creeps me out! &nbs...
THE COMMENT, 'WELCOME TO THE CLUB YOU DIDN'T WANT TO BELONG TO' MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD. ISN'T THAT THE TRUTH!
I NEEDED A LAUGH TODAY. TIRED OF DOCTOR'S APPTS, TIRED OF MEDS/COSTS/MANAGEMENT, TIRED OF NEGATIVE RESULTS/DECLINES, JUST PLAIN TIRED.
Hi 7 months in dual ch pm and im still feeling crap have a few good days then here we go again feeling shitty sick on and off for days been told everything fine with pm .its just getting me down now anyone feel like this 😔
I had a PM inserted 8 months ago for complete heart block and SSS. I am still struggling with SOB on exertion. PM set at 60/120. I have asked if it could be raised, but told no. It is fine. Had several appts with pulmonologist and he says my lungs are functioning fine. Checked for asthma: none. Have been taking iron for slight anemia (10.6) but still SOB. What is wrong with me?! I am 68 and used to being fairly active. Now I can barely rake the leaves in my yard (left over from last fall when...