Wondering if I need a rate adjustment?
I've had a PM since 2010 due to bradycardia. My current PM is a Boston Scientific, the low setting is at 60 bpm. and has been forever. I am very active and walk a brisk 20-minute mile every morning with no side effects, no SOB, etc. and have a lot of energy for my age -- 85.
This started a few months ago..... After eating dinner I normally sit down a watch a little TV or read. Within a very few mintes I find myself sound asleep... actually cannot keep my eyes open or hold my head up.
My daughter's friend had this same problem and she found out she needed a pacemaker. Now her problem has been alleviated. This made me wonder if I might possibly need to have my rate increased a bit? Any thoughts?