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Burning sensation

Posted: December 15th, 2010, 10:14 pm
by bigben7tony
Has anyone had a burning sensation in the breast area just below the icd? I have had that feeling tonight and wonder if it is just from a muscle strain of could it be icd/wire related.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

Tony

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 15th, 2010, 11:55 pm
by Greg a
I get the same feeling and i write it off to over exertion ...gee I know better why do I do that :duh:

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 16th, 2010, 2:52 am
by ladyheart
Occasionally I get a slight burning sensation, but its usually right near my scar. I also get itching and pain on my scar at times, but I've read on here that lots of others do too, so I don't worry about it anymore. You maybe should call your EP's office and tell them though, just to be sure.

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 16th, 2010, 5:11 am
by mrag
Does the sensation feel like it is "inside" or more outside on the surface? I would doubt it's anything to do with the ICD at this point. You've had the ICD for a while. That said, I vote with Ladyheart, call your EP and ask.

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 16th, 2010, 7:11 am
by MichaelP
I had a slight burning sensation as described after taking my guitar strap off when I first started playing my guitar with the praise and worship band, about a month after my implantation. It eventually stopped and has not come back.

I hope your burning sensation also eventually goes away. If not, you should let your ep know as there may be something going on. :hugg:

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 16th, 2010, 7:31 am
by Carl Portman
I cannot say that I have had a burning sensation except for after a shock. I cannot believe it is ICD related but the advice from my learned friends is very good - check it out.

Good luck.

Carl

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 16th, 2010, 12:38 pm
by ROBO Pop
It's always best when in doubt to discuss with your Cardiologist just to be on the safe side, but I too have that sensation periodically.

My Cardiologist believes it's just because the ICD's a foreign object, but that doesn't make sense since it was made in the US. Not sure what it is but I'm sure it's not the leads, they're in the wrong location and any damage to the leads would show on impedance checks. I suspect it's something like nerve contact, irritation from ICD movement, or residual effects of my wife's cat targeting my ICD site, and she's morbidly obese, the cat not my wife.

Good luck and let us know what you find out.

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 16th, 2010, 4:39 pm
by mrag
I had overlooked the cat option. There is a lot of legitimacy to that possibility. Tony, do you have a cat or is there one that lives nearby? They have a range of a few hundred yards.

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 16th, 2010, 4:48 pm
by bigben7tony
I popped in on the EP today and he felt the area and asked the fever question and had me move my arm in different positions to see if there was pain. He then said he saw no signs of infection and that it was an irritation, probably muscular in nature caused by overuse of my left arm and the ICD being there. I am left handed :duh:
Thanks for the input, you guys and gals always are there when needed :hugg:

Tony

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: December 16th, 2010, 9:40 pm
by AlexK
I haven't had one, but if otherwise felt well would assume it was some muscle/nerve thing.

Although since you've spoken with a doctor my advice is kind of pointless (I mean that in a good way).

Re: Burning sensation

Posted: August 6th, 2014, 6:33 pm
by Tracey Burns
I had this burning, stinging sensation yesterday but I now think it may be from having a massage where the girl was moving my arm all over the place, trying to fix my sore shoulder.