Pacemaker and resistant hypertension
Apologies in advance for the long post. I am 56 and for 25 years have had hypertension that has progressed to the point that 4 meds can’t control it. I also am hypothyroid for 30 years. Because of these things my heart rate has always been low in the 50’s. It is especially low when my bp is over 200. When my pressure is low my heart rate is usually in the 60’s. I am always dizzy, short of breath, fatigued and have no tolerance for any physical activity. Many many palpitations. I also have mild pulmonary hypertension and aortic regurgitation .. from the uncontrolled bp. I failed my stress test last month. Heart rate didn’t get higher than 85 after 9 mins. So Dr says I need a pacemaker and that having one may help my bp come down and my energy level and activity tolerance to go up just by having the device that will adjust my heartrate for activity. I would love for this to be the case! I have a lot of living to do!
So my question. Anyone else have a similar story with hypertension?
Did your hypertension get better when your heart rate went up with pacing?
Do you feel amazing and energetic?
Anybody lose weight by actually having a metabolism after? ( I could use to lose 10 lbs)
anyone hypothyroid with suppressed tsh?
I am scheduled for insertion right before Thanksgiving
Thank you in advance for any responses 🙂