Are hiccups changing my rhythm?
Hey, a bit of back story! I am a 27 year old female and have had my pacemaker for 3 years. I had SVT which was ablated twice, then I developed a third degree heart block and went into ventricular standstill - mainly at night. So the pacemaker went in! It's dual chamber, set at 50-150 and is only on demand.
I am new to this group and have many questions about all your experiences! But my question today is... I get a random hiccup/burp type thing and then have a heavy and uncomfortable feeling in my chest accompanied with a bit of dizziness. It feels like a deep palpatation of sorts and isn't painful, just very uncomfortable and weird. It happens a few times a day and nothing really seems to cause it, the feeling lasts about 5-10 seconds and then is gone.
what do you guys think? Is this my pacemaker doing something? Is a lead irritating a nerve or something? I haven't spoken to the pacing clinic or doctor about this before as I've only had my metal buddy for a few years and didn't know how long it took for it to settle in!
Thanks you guys 👍🏼
You know you're wired when...
Your signature looks like an EKG.
I am not planning on letting any of this shorten my life. I am planning on living a long happy battery operated life. You never know maybe it will keep me alive longer. I sure know one thing I would have been dead before starting school without it.