Good night of sleep
Continuing the theme of using this exclusive club as my form of support...
The last month has been pretty tough as far as sleep goes. I didn't have sleep issues pre pacemaker install. However, post procedure...I have been waking up (sometimes several times a night) with "thud thud thud" pounding heart rate. Most of the time its when I lay on my poaemkaer side, probably has nothing to do with anything, but that's when I notice the issue.
Also, I believe when I fall asleep and my heart rate goes below my PM setting and my heart rythem goes back to 60bpm, that may be what wakes me up.
Anyway, for no rhyme or reason last night it was a flawless night of rest. No interuptions at all, slept like a baby. This after being up 24 hours and traveling via plane, I even had a night cap of bourbon (maybe even three!). Normally, I run from the idea of having a drink, not getting 9 hours of sleep, avoiding "triggers" that may blurp may heart rhythm (sinus node pauses).
My Sinus Node pauses used to happen...I would get super dizzy, take a knee...feel like poo for about 15 mins. Post pacer...I can feel the symptoms of a pause coming on...my pacer kicks in after about 2 seconds of the pause...I feel my heart rhythm flutters from the interaction of pacer and all is good.
Maybe these new sensatios/experiences are just a part of my new lifestyle, something I need to accept and get used to. I must admit, It's better than passing out, better than getting dizzy...but I don't know if I need to get my pacemaker adjusted, I'm not sure if its normal to still feel a few seconds of my sinus node pauses or not...
All is good for the most part.