• by Yaz
  • 2020-02-10 11:34:41
  • Coping

Just going in to week 5 of pm implant and still feel quite tired and weak. Also nauseous some days! Anyone else experiencing this? Scar healing well.


Getting better

by Gotrhythm - 2020-02-10 13:18:12

Glad to know you are healing well.

Nausea can have many, many causes but isn't commonly a sequel to getting a pacemaker. If it continues or gets worse, I'd suggest talking to you PCP. I suspect they would be more help than the cardiologist, who will likely only tell you, "It's not the pacemaker."

As for tired and weak feelings. You might need to have the pacemaker settings adjusted to see if some changes to the pacemaker's programming will help. 

Until I joined Pacemaker Club, I didn't even know I had "settings"---much less that small changes could make a big difference.



by Yaz - 2020-02-10 15:15:51

Hi thank you I will speak to the clinic in a few weeks but to be honest this came on me after the first settings change. Wasn't nauseous at all before pm. I have searched this subject on the site and there are a number of members who have suffered with this and say it's early days so will see. Thank you once again.


by AgentX86 - 2020-02-10 23:06:29

It must be pretty common because they always ask me about it when I report problems.  I think there are at least a couple reasons for PM patients to feel nausous.  The heart is right behind the esophagus. The pacemaker may be stimulating the esophagus, which can cause all sorts of discomfort.  The surgery could have damaged the esophagus.  I belive being short of oxygen can do it too.  Settings may help here.  A pulse oximiter could answer the last question easily.  Spend the $10 on one (Amazon) and see what your pO2 is when you're feeling nausous.  Your EP should be able to help you find out what's happening too.


by Yaz - 2020-02-11 07:46:35

Thank you for your comment re feeling nauseous. It's not all the time but sometimes comes with a little lighteaded. I had an X-ray to check wires in place but also my pulse stays between 75/90 which is higher than I'm used to as suffered low pulse hence pm implant. Nurse thinks it's my body getting used to better heart rate but maybe settings need to be change as in voltage. Do appreciate knowing others are out there with similar problems. I just want to wake up back to normal and also have to remember I'm just going in to week 5. Have to be more patient. Stay well!

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