Thursday, December 17, 2015

It fell off

My Zio patch fell off.

No, really. 

Was supposed to be on for 2 weeks.

It was put on my body on Thursday December 10 at 2:00 pm. 

On Friday morning at 6:30 I called the 24-hour Zio patch support line and the very helpful man told me what to do to try to get it to stick back on. So I followed his directions, and it stuck for a little bit.

But it fell off on Friday night/Saturday morning. It lasted less than 48 hours. It may have lasted 36 hours.

I called the 24-hour Zio patch support line Saturday morning at 7:30, and the very helpful lady said to mail it in. She asked if, when it fell off, I was doing anything that would result in me sweating excessively, because sometimes they fall off early if a person is sweating a lot because they are exercising a lot.

I told her I was sleeping, and we both chuckled a bit.

We said we we're both going to call my doc's office as well as the hospital on Monday morning and let them know. 

Because this is exactly what I need to deal with. 

Just one more thing...right?

I called my doc's office, and they are trying to find out answers so they can give me direction of what to do. 

When I called the hospital, the schedulers said "well as long as it's was on for 8 hours, they can get a pattern." 

Really? Then why in the world do doctors order people wear this freaking thing for 2 weeks? 

Right now, I don't know if I'll have another one put on.


I'm waiting for the Zio Patch doctors to generate a report, send it to my physician, and then find out what is going on with my heart.

But, I know that the Zio Patch arrived in California because the pre-addressed, postage paid box they provided also had a tracking number on it and I tracked that shit.

Hopefully, they'll have enough data to generate a report.

5 comments:

  1. What happened? Did the new one work? Did it fall off again? Thank you, very little amount of people talk about using the Zio online.

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    1. Thanks for the questions. My doc said they got enough data after it being on for less than 36 hours and I didn't have to have a new one placed. I hope this helps you. Good luck!

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  2. I'm wearing my 2nd Zio patch in a week. The first one fell off after less than 12 hours (I also had just slept with it overnight; by morning it was 1/2 off). The 2nd one was put on yesterday but tonight -- a bit more than 24 hours later -- it's already separating from my skin. It's wet/slippery under the tape where it had been adhered, and the little gel patches beneath the contacts have turned to soft mush. I was given several additional adhesive patches to re-adhere it, but I haven't even been able to shower with this device yet. It seems to be sensitive to sweating, which is a constant factor in my ongoing illness, but it's also responsible for a lot of the perspiring, too -- the plastic adhesive is incredibly uncomfortable in the way it blocks the skin from breathing. The next big development in this product will be a solution to the sweating/peeling off problem. On a separate note, I'd also like to note that we women have the added complication of having the device adhered to a soft, very squishy part of our bodies -- even a near-clavicle installation still requires the device to move around quite a lot as we bend and sleep on our sides. The device moves with our breast tissue, making it less firmly in place than it might be on a man.

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    1. Thanks for the question and sharing your perspective. I'd call the company in California and see if they can help. They were much more helpful for me than my doc's office. But it was also during a weekend. And, yes, having boobs, and the constant moving around that they can do definitely had a contribution to it falling off! I hope you're able to get some answers. Good luck!

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  3. I'm wearing my 2nd Zio patch in a week. The first one fell off after less than 12 hours (I also had just slept with it overnight; by morning it was 1/2 off). The 2nd one was put on yesterday but tonight -- a bit more than 24 hours later -- it's already separating from my skin. It's wet/slippery under the tape where it had been adhered, and the little gel patches beneath the contacts have turned to soft mush. I was given several additional adhesive patches to re-adhere it, but I haven't even been able to shower with this device yet. It seems to be sensitive to sweating, which is a constant factor in my ongoing illness, but it's also responsible for a lot of the perspiring, too -- the plastic adhesive is incredibly uncomfortable in the way it blocks the skin from breathing. The next big development in this product will be a solution to the sweating/peeling off problem. On a separate note, I'd also like to note that we women have the added complication of having the device adhered to a soft, very squishy part of our bodies -- even a near-clavicle installation still requires the device to move around quite a lot as we bend and sleep on our sides. The device moves with our breast tissue, making it less firmly in place than it might be on a man.

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