New pacemaker - dizzy spells
I'm 38 and had a dual lead pacemaker fitted 3 weeks ago, thus I'm a new member here. My issue was that I was getting a couple of daily sinus pauses or gaps in my heart beat which were picked up on the ecg, with up to 7 seconds at a time. No heart deseases or heart block thankfully. I also have a lowish heart rate often in the 50's thus my PM is set to fire up below 40bps.
Pre-pacemaker the dizzy episodes tended to come in phases and could last up to hour at a time, and we're often triggered when sitting or lying down (never when exercising). Since the PM has gone in, the long dizzy spells are completely gone but I often get brief dizziness (1-2 seconds) when I go up/down stairs, stand up and walk, or just by quickly moving my head side to side. I'm not yet exercising to test it more vigorously. My cardiologist can't explain why this still is and suggests it it something I may have to just live with.
Has anyone experienced similar dizzy spells post procedure? I had thought it is the heart getting used to the PM and vica versa, but again my cardiologist says this should be immediate.
Any thoughts would be very appreciated