What to do?
I am 33 yrs. old and I got my pacemaker put in May 2006. Right after the sugery I felt chest pain and was told that I had an effusion. This went on for 6 weeks...they did an echo weekly and told me it would go away. I was very unfortable but hung in there thinking it would pass. Well it didn't, in July I had tampenade and almost died. They redid a wire that was loose and had to make a pericardial window in my heart tissue to drain the fluid, 16 oz.
I am writing this post because I just don't know what to do at this point. I eventually got better but not 100%. My doc. said I was fine and that the pain was musculoskeletal. I continue to have chest pain while moving, breathing and changing positon.
At one point I was feeling better so I decided to start working out again, doc. said that was fine. One week later I had another effusion and inflamation that he treated with steroids. He told me I was fine and that working out was not the cause and it should never happen again. Well I started to work out again and am once again in pain. There was no effusion but the pain feels the same. I feel so lost, I am not sure what to do at this point. I will be going in to see another doctor for a fresh perspective on my condition.
Has anyone had a similar experience?
Thank you for reading my post I know it is lengthy.