Back in april i had an amplatzer device put in because of an atrial septal defect. I had told the doctor i was allergic to nickel. He told me it was made of different type of metal and didnt have nickel in in it.So i agreed to have it put in . A few days after surgery i woke up to my heart feeling like it was on fire.
I spent the last 4 months with cronic hives to the point my bones would itch. In july i woke up to a horrible rash. I looked like someone threw hot water on me.I was put on predisone and told to wait 6 more weeks.
Went to my own family doctor and said dont think i got 6 more weeks left in me and they got the ball rolling.
9 days ago i met a wonderful surgeon who took one look at me and put a rush on it to take it out. He took it out with the robot and used the sack around my heart to fix the hole.He was wonderful!!!!
I just want to let everyone know that a nickel allergy is very real with these devices and it can be the most miserable thing to go thru.
I did have the melisa test done. 3 is a postive and i was 18. It was the best 327.00 i ever spent. Because once it was in i had to prove it needed to come out.
Has been out a week now and i feel great other than normal surgery aches and pains.