New settings and a new episode
hope all had a nice Thanksgiving! On Monday Nov 25, I went to see my EP for a follow up. PM surgery was on 9/12/19. I have SSNS Bradycardia/Tachycardia. Pm has helped with Bradycardia, meds have not been successful for the Tachycardia. After reviewing my interrogation, he told me that 3v3n during exercise my hr is not going up very high, so he adjusted the pm to be reactionary to exercise. ( not sure if that is correct terminology, but I hope you can understand what I am trying to explain.) I’ve done some limited exercise, since the adjustment, without issue, I even shoveled snow this morning, and was fine. My daughter is a nurse and advised me not to shovel, but I told her dr didn’t give me any restrictions, I think she worries too much about me. Btw, I’m 62. For the past two days, I’ve been having more episodes of Tachycardia, which have been pretty annoying, I’m making excuses that maybe I’m drinking too much coffee, or the meds have run through my system, I came off the meds about two weeks ago. The issue was after shoveling,I went to my Zumba Gold class. It’s a Zumba for older adults, low impact. After the warm up song, and about 30 seconds into song number two, I started having extreme discomfort in my chest. My heart felt like it was going to pound out of my chest and it hurt, brought tears to my eyes. I was not out of breath or trouble breath8ng. It felt like when they do the interrogation and make your heart race, constant zapping. I went to sit down, with the class surrounding me, ( nice to know that people care) and they called for medical assistance ( there are medical staff onsite).. eventually symptoms disappeared and I continued with dancing, although I was extremely cautious not to overdo it. Has anyone had anything similar happen to them? Was this just them kicking my hr up? Should it hurt? I’m switching cardiology practices this week, as I don’t particularly have faith with my current team, so I haven’t called them with this yet. Any advice or comments are appreciated.