Breathing Issue Can Anyone Help
To make this as short as I can. I had PSVT ablation. The AV node was partially ablated due to someone not paying attention. I was in a complete block for a few weeks then eventually went back into a 1:1. I ran and exercised without issue prior to this injury and even after with ease. I even completed a half marathon about six months after this ablation without really training for it and had no problems. About a year and a half after the ablation, I started not feeling well my heart was throwing some scary fits and discovered I was in a second-degree block with a low heart rate at night. I was told I needed to have an emergency pacemaker implanted to prevent death in my sleep. I have had issues ever since. After the implant, I was swollen constantly and it took about 6 months to get the pacemaker adjusted to where I could breathe and feel as normal as possible resting. I have not been able to run or do any activity with more exertion than a walk. I can make it for about 15min. max if I try to increase exercise activity before I feel like I cannot breathe or that I am going to pass out of vomit. It is incredibly frustrating. I also now have extra atrial beats and have had four more ablations for tachycardia. I am still having the same symptoms. Frankly, I feel like I know my body better than anyone else, yet I feel like I get bounced from doctor to doctor and literally go through the same drill. It really upsets me when a medical professional does not listen to me and tells me, "Oh, you're just deconditioned" or "Swelling in your face, hands, and legs are normal". Mind you, I am in my 30's never had swelling until this stupid pacemaker was implanted. I look like someone shoved an air hose up my rear while I slept, that is how swollen I am when I wake up. I swell anytime I get up and move around too. This is not normal. Anyone with eyes in their head can see the swelling is not normal, yet it gets brushed off constantly. I have always thought it was a pumping issue, but keep being told it is not. So what is it? Does anyone have this problem? Also, is it normal to not be able to exercise? I was in the best shape of my life before this and now I am in the worst shape of my life. I don't get why I cannot handle exercise. I know how to push myself. Has anyone had issues exercising or swelling constantly? Is this really normal? If not, does anyone know what I should do to try and get to the bottom of this?