Sick Sinus Syndrome
Been dealing with fatigue and light headedness with onset of nausea, for several years. It comes & goes, some episodes last, days, weeks, months. All doctors and tests suggested allergies since they really couldn't pinpoint the cause. A month & a half ago I had a serious blood pressure drop, 80/50 pulse 40, nauseaus, really dizzy, and extreme fatigue. Went to cardio doc first time in 5 years, wore heart monitor and the diagnosis was Sick Sinus Syndrome & A-Fib. Waiting for pacemaker implant to be scheduled.
1) Will the PM take care of my symptoms / if so how long after implant.
2) I have read that some of the BP medications (beta-blockers) I have been taking since my stent implants 10 years ago could cause this condition, why would they prescribe these if they know this.
3) How restrictive will I have to be with my left arm after the procedure.
4) I have serious anxiety, it's really freaking me out, I live alone so I have no one to talk to about this.
Any input or reassurance would be greatly appreciated.
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