Initial Low HR Setting
I recently had my pacemaker implanted for bradycardia that I have as a result of childhood illness. I am also a runner and my resting HR was in the mid 30's to low 40's. The pacemaker became a necessitiy when my heart couldn't keep up with my activity demands any longer. The EP set the lower HR on the PM to 60. Since the implantation I have not been able to sleep, feel like my heart is beating really fast, and just feel shaky and jumpy (like i have had too much caffiene). I feel like going from a heart rate mostly in the low 40s to a minimum of 60 could be the casue.
Has anyone else experienced this and is it normal? Is there is an adjustment period? Will it eventually feel normal or should I see about having the low HR setting reduced?