Ending the year with a bang, literally

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supastylin
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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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Ozchrissy
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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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Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 10/99
LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
Appropriate Shocks for Ventricular VFib.

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attagirl
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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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Biotronik Lumax 540 VR-T
Implant Date May 26th 2011
Hereditary Cardiomyopathy
Family History of SCD
Asthma

Medications:
Carvedilol 18.75 mg 2x Daily
Lisinopril 2.5 mg 1x Daily
Spironolactone 25 mg 1x Daily
Furosemide 20 mg 1x Daily
ASA 81 mg 1x Daily
Symbicort 160/4.5 2x Daily


Supplements:
Alive Women's Multi Vitamin
iFlora Multi Probiotic
CoQ10
L-Carnitine
Vitamin D-3



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