Symptoms with lead noise and PM end of battery?
im scheduled for a lead extraction and new device on Aug 3rd, but I've been feeling crummy since around March and it just seems to be getting worse. My diagnosis is vasovagal syncope and am on my second PM and leads are over 15 years. Lately it hurts in the left side of my chest to lift anything and randomly thorough out the day. Sometimes it's a heavy feeling and sometimes it's a sharper pain. I saw an EP in May and he said my atrial lead is basically just deteriorating. I was in a car accident in March and the seatbelt may have sped up the deterioration of the leads but since then I have been so tired very similar to before my first pacemaker implant. The pain and uncomfortable feeling in my chest is annoying but also I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this. The sharper pain seems to subside after a few minutes but when it comes on it can take my breathe away and I have a hard time continuing a conversation or focusing until it passes. There's almost a constant dull heavy feeling on the left side. Any insight appreciated.
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Your anxiety is normal. It takes some of us a little time to adjust to the new friend. As much as they love you, family and friends without a device just cannot understand the adjustment we go through. That is why this site is so valuable.