So.... brand new Pacemaker 4/11/19, 41yo F, decent health. I had “odd” palpitations when I was in the hospital recovering; upon monitoring, they told me it was normal. The 2 Hour drive to my mothers house – I kept having palpitations & later figured out after reading the booklet that it was probably because I was wearing a Bluetooth headset/necklace jobbie, the L side no further than 1” from my incision!
Aside from that, I have been careful with electronics/magnets. (I was also told by a nurse that the instructions are for a solid 20-25yo older than I am. Common Sense.)
My question!?!?! When I drive, my heart feels like it is pacing weird. (Not quite as bad as when the Medtronic nurse “paced me” feeling like a panic attack.)
No magnets that I know of in my car. No Bluetooth even enabled. I definitely know the feeling of anxiety… But this does not feel like that. It feels like heart palpitations and like my heart is racing too fast. (Got PM b/c of significant pauses- not too fast!)
Feedback? Am I just ultrasensitive because this whole thing is brand new? (I still plan on calling my doctor tomorrow… But I don’t feel like it’s worth a visit to the ER.)
You know you're wired when...
You can take a lickin and keep on tickin.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.