Exercise Intolerance/Shortness of Breath/Palpitations
Ever since I found out about my sick sinus syndrome back in October I feel like my health has gotten so much worse!!! I was hospitalized from 11/8 to 11/15. On 11/7 I could take my dog for a walk, exercise and do anything I wanted. I even have this HUGE hill by my house that I could climb pretty easily. I wouldn't dare attempt it now. I feel that ever since I got out on 11/15 I haven't been able to do much of anything. Today for example I took a shower, heart rate got up to 120BPM and I was short of breath. Did I mention palpitations as well? It felt like my heart was doing back flips in my chest. My legs got weak and I felt nauseous. All from a SHOWER?!!!! It's driving me NUTS! I feel like I have heart failure or something but I pass EVERY single test that I've taken. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I am constantly short of breath, I can't exercise at all, I'm dizzy sometimes and no matter how much I sleep I'm still tired. This has literally become mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting for me! I'm only 39 years old. I feel like I have so much life in front of me that this can't possibly be my future. Anyhow I just needed to vent so if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it!
You know you're wired when...
Your pacemaker interferes with your electronic scale.
I've seen many posts about people being concerned about exercise after having a device so thought I would let you know that yesterday I raced my first marathon since having my pacemaker fitted in fall 2004.