Pacemaker and Covid
I had my pacemaker changed out last October after ten years. No problems.
In June I returned home from Ireland after a three weeks vacation. Two days later I tested positive for covid. It was brutal but I survived. I had a really strange symptom and I am wondering if anyone else has too.
My heart rate was dropping to the 30 and then I could see it coming up back to 70 which is where my pacer is set. This continued for eleven days. I actually passed out three times from it. I called my doctor office and told them I was worried my pacer wasn't working and what was happening. They immediately did an interrogation through my monitor and assured me the pacemaker was ok. I was told to keep track of it and if I was worried I could go to ER and would probably be admitted for observation. The thoughts of being stuck in a hospital bed sounded like torture the way I was feeling. I opted to stay home with my husband who also had it but he had no heart issues and less severe.
My heart rate is ok now but I am wondering if anyone else has gone through this.
I am not vaccinated. Nor will I be.