New to this way of life
I am new to this platform but since having a PM is a new way of life I guess I will be spending more time in this forum. I am 63 and had atrial fibrillation 6 events in 3 years and I was stable on meds but a Dr. recommended I have a cardiac ablation to get rid of the faulty circuits that cause A-fib. I had it done on 11-6-20, and it seemed to be a success. After about a month I started feeling lightheaded and felt faint a few times so I went to the doctor and I was told to wear a Holter monitor for 48 hours. About a week later I received a call and was told I now have Bradycardia and the only treatment is a pacemaker and they wanted to get me in right away! I was shocked! I never had a slow heart rate before. Anyways, that is why I now have a pacemaker and I still don't feel right. I had my first appointment earlier this week and they made some adjustments but I still feel things. Sometimes when I walk about 1/4 mile I feel winded and my heart feels like it is being squeezed. Since the adjustments I also have these slight stabbing pains just below my heart or at the bottom of the heart, I am not sure. Anyway, I am interested in hearing from others who were having some weird feelings with their pacemaker and how long it takes to get "back to normal." I realize that every case is different but just to know I am not alone is very assuring.