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Any advice how to keep warm

Have a pacemaker so can only use hot water bottles & gel pads does anyone else have an answer. I have so many other illnesses going on at the same time ,really not holding up to good ,feel so desperate at times ,everyday it seems to one thing after the other I'm really trying hard to be positive I'll be 79 in a few weeks & it's all getting to much, would appreciate any advice .

Warm regards

Peggy❤️

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Sorry to hear you're having such a rough time. Some people use Ginger to warm themselves up. You could make a tea with it or just put some ground ginger in a small amount of hot water with lemon if you're not too keen on the taste. I prefer to have layers on close to my skin than have the heating on full blast. Hope you feel better soon x

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Hi pastille .thank you so much for replying,I wear layers of thermals x2 long johns +vests I can't use anything electrical because of the pacemaker also have chronic kidney disease & rumathoid aritirist ., so can't exercise much ,but appreciate your reply keep warm.

Warm regards

Peggy ❤️

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You're welcome, I hope you have a lovely birthday xxx

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You need a farwa, a desert coat. It gets down to freezing in the desert at night and the Bedouin wear these long coats. They are soooo warm. I use mine in the house when it's particularly cold and it's brilliant. Clemmie

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Hi Barriester. Thank you for your advice & where would I find them or are they in regular stores, lkeep safe & warm. Peggy ❤️️

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Hi Peggy, I've not been much use to you - we live in Saudi Arabia and bought ours there. If you were really desperate, I could get you one when I return next month but that won't do you much good at the moment. But they are lovely and warm, I even put it on top of my duvet at night for extra warmth. Let me know. Clemmie

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I think you are being too conservative here. Here is an official list of devices that have little or no risk in interfering with pacemakers:

Devices with little or no risk

Consumer appliances and electronics: in general, have not been shown to damage pacemaker pulse generators, change pacing rates or totally inhibit pacemaker output. Several of these devices have a small chance of causing interference by occasionally inhibiting a single beat. However, most people can continue to use these household devices without significant worry about damage or interference with their pacemakers.

CB radios or amateur ("ham") radios

Electric drills

Electric blankets

Electric shavers

Heating pads

Metal detectors for recreational use

Microwave ovens

TV transmitters and remote control TV changers

MP3 players (but headphones should be kept at least 1.2 inches or 3 cm away from the device)

Office and light shop equipment: most pose no risk to your pacemaker.

Computers

Typewriters

Copy machines

Woodworking shop tools

Light metalworking tools

Medical equipment: These devices do not appear to interfere with artificial pacemakers, but you should always tell your healthcare professional that you have a pacemaker before testing with electronic devices.

Dental equipment: Some patients may feel an increase in pacing rates during dental drilling.

Diagnostic radiation (such as screening X-ray)

Electroconvulsive therapy (such as for certain mental disorders)

Pills swallowed for video endoscopy

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Hi Diogenes.........you are very ,kind & so much I'm formation is appreciated once again thank you keep safe & warm .

Peggy ❤️️

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We have a very cold house and I keep a thick duvet on the sofa to keep warm whenever I'm sitting still. Also having a warm head, e.g. a beanie, and warm feet (furry slippers) helps you feel warmer. Hopefully the temperature will start picking up soon x

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My daughter loves her Yuyu long thin hot water bottle, she said it heats the core of the body. Don't wear onesies because you end up practically naked on the loo! My best wishes to you.

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