Ending the year with a bang, literally

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Re: Ending the year with a bang, literally

Post by supastylin » December 30th, 2013, 6:53 pm

This was actually my second shock since getting the implant. I think it's interesting that I literally can see a flash when it occurs.

I grunted when it shocked me, but I remember I yelled the first time I got shocked about 6 months ago - probably more from the surprise than the force of the shock. No one else at the gym seemed to notice me.

Some say it feels like a horse kicking you in the chest. To me, it felt like someone playfully punched me in the chest - but I definitely wasn't giggling. :P

I'm pretty sure I got shocked because I forgot to take my meds over the weekend and my heart condition is exercise-induced so, it was bound to happen while at the gym.

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Re: Ending the year with a bang, literally

Post by Ozchrissy » December 30th, 2013, 6:57 pm

Mine are about the same strength, so I think it is a normal shock voltage. I have the printout's somewhere, but not sure where I have put them at the moment, in a safe place obviously. Oh the joys of moving house and then forgetting where you have put stuff 4 months later. :mutt:
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Re: Ending the year with a bang, literally

Post by attagirl » December 30th, 2013, 9:28 pm

Supastylin, where from Pa are you from?
I am from the southwestern part, close to West Virginia.

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