Most Recent Messages in Coping

More tired than before implant

Hi I had a pacemaker implanted 8/28/18 so it’s only been about 5 wks.  I went for a 15 min walk to get lunch today and I am pooped now. I have also started taking 25mg metoprolol at bedtime. Not sure if it’s associated w my tiredness. I am pacing 97% lower chambers and 14% upper. All new to me. I go in for my 6 wk check up next wk and the surgeon will b there to make adjustments if necessary. He said @ surgery if I don’t feel any better (more energy) @ my 6 wk check up...

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New Memeber of the PM club

Hi Everyone, 

I am New to the PM world. Implant date 9/10/18.

I am still having some pain and discomfort around the implant area.  I have gone to my F/u and everything is normal but I am still feeling soreness around the area. Please tell me this is totally normal and it takes a few months for the muscle to heal. 

Thank you so much 

Monica 

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What to expect post operative for PPM placement

 Going in tomorrow for pacemaker placement. Curious what to might expect after the procedure. Would appreciate any comments in regards to recovery time, wound healing, any unusual sensations with device in place, frequency of pacemaker adjustments, activity restrictions, or any other thoughts. Thank you for any insight. 

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My body temperature

I received my pacemaker exactly 20 days ago.  Before then, I was always cold.  Now I can't get cool enough.   I flush just as if I'm going through menopause.  I get hot and sweaty, while my forehead still feels cool.  Has this happened to anyone else?

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19 with a pacemaker

Hi everyone, sorry if this is long but I need to let this out.

I’m 19 and have a hard time accepting my 1,5 month old pacemaker. I’ve been passing out 1-2 times a year from when i was maybe 10 but every time I went to the doctor for it they said it was because of my low blood pressure and iron levels, which I believed because they where both true. I work as a waitress and last year I passed out at my work after working insane hours and barely sleeping for 13 days a...

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Left Side Sleeping and Strange Clicking sensation

I had my pacemaker implanted 5 June of this year.  I'm still having difficulty sleeping on my left side because my pacemaker pushes into my collar bone and it's uncomfortable.  The other bazarre thing, is when I lay on my left side I can physically feel and hear a faint click with each heart beat.  It's like my heart is a mechanical device and I can 'feel' a metalic click of each beat.  When I roll onto my back or lay on my right side it is gone. ...

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New Member and CRT-D Implantee

Good evening. I am a 41 y.o. male. About 4 months ago I went into the hospital for an appendectomy and came out being told I needed to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist. The bright side is the appendectomy lead me to seeking the help I needed for my heart .

I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, LBBB, and EF of 20%. I've learned a bunch of new words:) My EP implanted a CRT-D seven days ago. Anyways that is where I am today. 

Beyond any physical issues, my biggest...

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Cogenital Heart Block

Hi there. So my husband and I recently had a son who was born at 24 weeks and 5 days. He is now 31 weeks gestation, but 6 weeks old. He has been diagnoised with full cogenital heart block. I'am diagnoised with sjogren's syndrome in which the doctors say that is what lead to the full heart block in my sons heart because of my antibodies. My son is tolerating his heart rate and has been since birth. His heart rate is anywhere from the 80's-100's. A normal prematur...

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pacemaker- Should I or Shouldn't I

I am told I need a pacemaker.  I experience mild to mod dizzy spells infrequently but I'm not passing out yet.  My resting heart rate is usually low 40s.  Should I wait?

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Pain

Hi everyone it's been awhile since I've been on here. I had my medtronic 2 lead pacemaker implanted November 2 of 2017 , I am still having a lot of burning pain, I can feel my pacemaker shocking me is this normal. when I bend over I have a lot of pain shocking sensation, can someone tell me is this normal or part of the recovery . when will I start to feel normal again. thanks in advance 

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ID Card Language

I have an EU ID card, in English only. Is it possible to get a multi-language or at least one in Mandarin? To avoid any difficulties in a small regional airport?

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Getting a Pacemaker

Hi everyone, my name is Lily and I’m 18 years old. I have Vasovagal syncope which means my blood pressure drops my heart rate slows and stops, I have a fit and then it starts again. This massively impacts my life, I’m constantly terrified of fainting, it happens badly (as in my heart stops) afew times a year maybe 3/4 times. ECG caught a 17 second cardiac arrest. But the dizziness and the fear of them is constant. I had to miss a month of school last year because my fainting...

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Sick Sinus Syndrome , Now @ 2 Mos

I have had my first tune UP^ to 135 max.  I am at about 8-9 weeks since ER collapse & 4 days in hospital led to implant of pacemaker.  I do have a C-PAP machine, but Still, I get sleepy so often.  I am taking naps multiple times each day, but I don't welcome them.  I don't lie down, I sleep where I am: in a chair, traveling in car, watching a DVD.  I find I have fallen asleep, when I wake in an hour or two, mostly.  These are not 5 minutes cat na...

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Anyone else have a pacemaker for 2nd Degree AV block Morbitz I? Advice please.

Hello..  Im wondering if anyone else has had to have a Pacemaker for a 2nd Degree AV block Morbitz I?  And what where your symptoms ? And experience?  

I have been recently diagnosed with this type of block after fainting and injuring my face.  My cardiologist performed an ECG an ECO and a Holter.  On the holter after 24 hrs it showed that thruout the day even if I were sleeping or exercising or just resting I was skipping a beat.  He has recommended a Pace...

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Skipped beats

I am new to this forum and am happy to have found this. Was wondering why after my PM I ( I had Tachy Brady) still get skipped HB. I only notice when driving or am more sedintary. When spinning or working out or am occupied I don’t notice.

Cardiologist wants me to take Metrop 25 mgs. 

I was hoping the PM would help. Is there any kind of adjustment that can be made to my PM.

also when I get these skipped beats my head can feel like I haven’t slept.

thx...

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Tired after walking 45 mins- 5 days Post op

Hi I have had my Pacemaker implanted for 6 days now. I felt up to walking today so I took a 45 min walk. I came back home and have been exhausted the entire day, even felt a little dizzy (first time since surgery), took a 2 hr nap and I’m still tired. I also notice my eyes have dark circles around them. I have been feeling ok besides slight wound pain since surgery, which I expect.  but today I feel I over worked myself thinking I was well enough to exercise a bit. I’m p...

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PPM/Beta blockers/ prior ablation

53 years old today. First time posting. Diagnosed with Wolf Parkinson White disease at age 22. Cardiac ablation performed. Required medication for rate control for many years due to some idiosyncratic tachy  rhythms. Fairly well-controlled until the past one year with beta blockers. Have developed a intermittent 2nd° heart block. As a result recommendation was to come off beta blockers to see if this would help. Significant difficulty doing so but was able to stop beta blockers eight...

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Im getting a pacemaker for my 50th... yikes.

Hello..  Im new to this site and new to the whole concept of PM. I am a 49 yr old woman recently (literally 4 days ago) diagnosed with 2nd Degree AV block Morbitz I.  I appreciated all the posts I have read on this forum and decided to join the club.. 

My journey began a little less than 4 weeks ago when I called in sick for work.   I spent the night sucking on lossengers and woke up during the night extremely dehydrated.  As I sat in my bed and opened...

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Life after Pacemaker implant

I am a woman, born 1941. In June 2017 I had a Pacemaker Implant. Obviously necessary because my heart rate was going down to 27 and skipping beats for periods up to 3 seconds. Naturally I am grateful this problem was pin pointed and for being able to receive this pacemaker that no doubt has saved my life. The implant sent my heart into AFIB. For the first few weeks I was in AFIB 100% of the time and to say I didn't feel well is definitely an understaetment. Symptoms were: nausea, bre...

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Upper chest discomfort

Hi. I have had my pacemaker for 6 weeks and still don't feel well. I have been to the doctor and have all tests done, and everything checks out fine. I am having discomfort in my upper chest,both sides. Do the leads ever cause discomfort? Anxiety? I am an emotional wreck and cry at the drop of a hat. I am so tired of feeling crappy! Any advice?

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