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Dec 21, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Susan-my suggestion would be to get out in nature and take a walk daily of course with your Physicians approval.

May 5, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi, just curious on my end. Do you have an endocrinologist who is adjusting your thyroid medication? I would be wary of a family practice doctor adjusting your thyroid medication. Please disregard my concern if your meds are adjusted by an endocrinologist-that's their speciality. You might touch base with your pharmacist to see if you have medications that might cause the reaction you are experiencing. It may be nothing or it might be a timing of when you are taking your meds. Just some thoughts.

Mar 19, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi and welcome to the group. My suggestion is to change doctors. You may have caught him/her on a bad day that being said I would think you would want a doctor you feel hears you and it doesn't sound to me on this particular visit they were listening.

Mar 4, 2018 · pacemaker and asymptomatic atriumfibrillations in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you. I found this very informative.

Feb 27, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Welcome aboard. If you don't mind me asking-being snoopy-what work up have you had beyond the two day event monitor? Next questions are you scheduled with a cardiologist? Or perhaps you were. On this site you will find many different heart events happening and so many wonderful people sharing and offering encouragement. Me, personally, I was dealing with bradycardia which required a pacemaker. I am not a coffee person so I can't say that was my trigger. I had 6 second pauses register on a 30 day event monitor that required more investigating. I have a strong heart just not a consistent normal sinus rhythm but then I was found to have junctional node rhythm decades ago that didn't represent itself to be a serious concern-now I am not so sure. But then the PM has been an important component for me. Here's to hoping the "mystery" gets resolved for you.

Feb 15, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

This side of heaven we are always going to have \"issues\". I am thankful that their are folks we can talk with about our particular \"issues\". I see my pacemaker as a miracle. Mine was inserted almost three years ago for bradycardia and without it I would probably not be here. My heart would stop beating for 6 seconds at a time-apparently that raised some eyebrows. I\'m not saying life with a pacemaker is all fun and joy but it was an option and I ran with it. I am on Metoprolol ER 25mg-which I break in half and take twice a day-12 hours apart. Last fall I was started on Eliquis as AFIB has popped up in my monitoring. When AFIB entered the scene I went through several tests and everything came back normal, fine, A okay. I was encouraged to up my exercise game and I have. I don\'t know when the Afib strikes I seem to be asymptomatic. As I told the cardiac nurse there are days I feel sluggish so I nap but those days are few and far apart. In April I will turn 64. I retired four years ago. I would suggest having a B12 level drawn if you are low on that vitamin you can be run down as well along with other symptoms. I have been B12 deficient for lots of years and just a few years ago learned by dad was also. He was bone dry and now has back the energy level an 86 year old should have if not better. Just a thought. Thanks for reading, thanks for sharing and I will keep each of you in my prayers. Thank you MAYO clinic.

Jan 23, 2018 · Pacemaker recipients. in Heart Rhythm Conditions

You have some very valid concerns. I’m totally clueless when it comes to the PM and a totally blocked heart. Then again I am aware of a “friend” who wears a defib vest that “kicks in” when the heart stops and that is beyond me. I have a “team” of folks who worry about that “stuff” for me and I am so grateful that each day when I wake up I’m here and have a purpose and if I wake up in a different location it was time for me to have my room in the mansion so for me all is well and I am in a win-WIN. PS I would be concerned if you weren’t freaked out I have been in that situation during this ride.
Fine tuning for me was getting the pace maker inserted, then the six week check up and 3 month check up to follow my pm and then each quarter do the remote check…the remote check is definitely a fine tuning moment I know when I receive an envelope in the mail all is well and when I don’t and get a phone call something is up. One phone call so far-brought on some tests-but end result no definitive answers. Personally, I think you will find a new normal for you and I am more than happy to put you on my prayer list.

Jan 22, 2018 · Pacemaker recipients. in Heart Rhythm Conditions

My pacemaker became my new normal in June 2015. Personally I have bradycardia which is a slow heart rate. My heart rate was in the 50’s on a good day and low heart rates are usually found in runners and those “die-hards” who run marathons. I don’t fit that category though I do work out several days a week and walk two dogs routinely. On my physical exam a PA (physician assistant) couldn’t find my heart rate. Consequently I went through a whole slew of tests like echocardiogram, ekg, stress test and then a slew more when it was determined that a PM was to be inserted. One particular test found that my heart stops for as long as 6 seconds-this was found on a heart monitor I wore for a month. I have a two lead pacemaker-no defibrillator-I see one of the top EP’s in the world on a yearly basis and have my PM checked via remote 4 times a year. There are days when a nap is required but not a consistent concern. It has been determined that I have mild sleep apnea-which might be the cause of Afib that has developed over the course of time-which I am never aware of thus far but that might explain why this newest of onset. So last fall I was placed on a blood thinner. Hope you find this helpful. BTW: I do have a very strong heart-I just have issues with rhythm. So my heart relies on the PM and I’m pretty much oblivious to the times the PM helps out.