I have recently discovered that i have second degree heart block, i am seeing the cardiologist this Wednesday, I am 35 years old, i have been feeling increasingly more unwell since i discovered i heve heart block in september, i work as a senior theatre practitioner in my local district general, and felt like i had a few palpitations whilst on duty one evening, when i felt my pulse i could feel a beat missing, i had my self checked out by my pal a coronary care practitioner, and she looked at ecg and told me i had heart block. Recently i feel like i am a little drunk, very dizzy sometimes especiall an night, and i feel like i am not in the room if you know what i mean. i just dont feel myself. i am struggling to concentrate i am scared stiff, and not ashamed to say so, and i came across the pacmaker club in the early hours of the morning and spent a lot of time reading other messages, this is my first post. i had a 24 hr tape and it showed that my heart rate was dropping to 30 beats at night whilst sleeping. i had untill recently been excersising, and took part in a half marathon in october, but in the last 3 months i feel unwell and i fear something is seriously wrong, will i need a pacemaker, what are the risks, will it effect how long i live, and how i lead my life, i have a two year old daughter, and i really want to be around to see her grow up, sounds a bit sad maybe, but am feeling very low about the whole thing and want to feel better, or i might just be spending too much time thinking about it, i cant sleep, am very aggitated, and moody recently could this be down to the Heart block?? sorry have gone on a bit, anybody with any ideas advice anything would be greatly appreciated at this time..... dont really want Wednesday to come but hopefully i can get some answers!!! Thanks in anticipation. Dan.