Hello to all. I am still feeling well & grateful to be able to say that. There is one thing that still bothers me and I thought getting some feedback here might be useful, although I don't think it is necessarily pacemaker-related.
The thing is, I find that I sleep (or want to sleep) A LOT. I believe that I am sleeping reasonably well at night, at least I don't notice that I wake much at all. I do have apnea & have not been able to put up with CPAP, but I recently started on oxygen at night & I have not been experiencing the episodes of sudden waking. The thing is, an average night's sleep for me can be 9 or 10 hours, and if I wake up earlier than that (lke a "normal" person), I feel the need for more sleep. I can also feel very tired during the day & if I allow myself to lie down I will most likely drop off.
I have A-fib & have been told that it can result in tiredness even after an episode as my body recovers. It is fairly well controlled with medication now, in fact I rarely feel symptoms any more, although that doesn't mean it's not happening. I also tested low for vitamin B-12, but I've been taking a supplement for a couple of weeks now. I take Cymbalta for mild depression & I am happy with the result. Fatigue is listed as a possible side effect, but that was supposed to be temporary & should, after 2 months, be gone, but maybe I'm too impatient.
I know it's not much to complain about, but it is very uncomfortable feeling this way all the time. Is anyone experiencing the same thing? Any thoughts or advice? Am I just being lazy??