Pacemaker

  • by Yaz
  • 2020-02-07 07:29:49
  • Coping
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  • 4 comments

Hi everyone, new to this! Nearly four weeks PM implant, had first tweak at the clinic last week and have felt a bit dizzy and nauseous since. Also feel fluttering in my chest now and then. Pulse stays around 75/80 and had PM due to slow heart rate. Clinic said pacer all good just wondered if anyone else gets whoozy. Nurse checked pm site this week and said it was healing well. Maybe I'm just anxious! Thanks for listening. 


4 Comments

hi

by thegingergeneral - 2020-02-07 07:43:05

4 weeks in is still early doors for quite an invasive op so don't worry. I am just at 7 weeks & have only really felt normal the last 2 weeks. not knowing your background & not being a dr I can't comment more but sounds normal for the timescale.....the scar & new lump in your chest will settle down, my scar is fine but still tender if you touch the PM area.

When I had my check up they sped my heart up no problems but felt a fluttering when they slowed it back down or disengaged the pacing so that might be a sign it is working & doing its job.....others on here are more experienced....

It is an anxious time but sounds to me like you're doing good :-)

Coping

by Yaz - 2020-02-07 07:53:54

Thank you for your message! Just hate the dizziness but from what I can gather from this site it's not unusual with the timescale. My nurse also thinks it's my body getting used to a higher heart rate. Will plod on. Good health to you. 

Coping

by heckboy - 2020-02-07 11:25:29

One thing to consider is your rate response. Maybe you need to go "zero to 60" faster than your current settings allow. When I got my fist PM, I was in and out of the dr office every week or two making little adjustments. I asked what things could be adjusted and then started making suggestion. 
 

Recently, after a couple of dizzy moments, it was discovered that one of my leads had a minor fracture.  The "noise" created likely confused my PM for my hearts natural rhythm and stopped working for those moments. I doubt you have anything near that serious, but you shouldnt have to tolerate being dizzy as "normal."

not normal

by Tracey_E - 2020-02-07 20:08:29

If you feel worse after an adjustment, go back! 

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