Hi, I received my pacemaker 10 days ago. My symptoms had been shortness of breath and being very tired. Also I had had 3 or 4 dizzy spells over the last year. Since getting the pacemaker the shortness of breath has improved quite a bit but I am still quite tired. Is this normal? I will be seeing my dr. on the 18th and the rep. from Boston Scientific on the 24th. 



by new to pace.... - 2022-10-10 20:51:50

make sure you drink plenty of water, do not get dehydrated.  Write down any questions you have for your doctor.

new to pace


by Lavender - 2022-10-10 21:38:27

Your body is busy healing. I napped a lot when I first got my Boston Scientific CRT-P. I think it's the way our body tells us to slow down so it can work on getting us better. 

Drink more water than you normally did. 
It will get much better in time. Be good to yourself. 😉


by AgentX86 - 2022-10-10 22:36:38

What drugs are you on?  Any new ones or change in dose? Many of the drugs used for cardiac care have lethargy as a prime side-effect.

I can relate

by lukerbee - 2022-10-11 01:23:07

probably have you on metaprolol ?


by Kidfitz - 2022-10-11 09:39:26

I take no drugs. I have always drank a lot of water but since I have not been as active lately I have been drinking less. I will increase my water intake. Thank you all.


by MinimeJer05 - 2022-10-13 16:43:16


Getting a pacemaker can be a big deal -- your body might just be adjusting to everything, thus causing you to be more tired. Definitely keep monitoring the symptoms and raise a hand if you are continuously tired or finding yourself unable to do normal/daily tasks.

It's okay to be tired every now and again, the key is to not be tired more often than not (within reason after a major life event like this).

Take care


wiped out

by dwelch - 2022-10-14 02:39:11

I am on number five. I dont sleep normally for weeks after the device, takes a week before I can sleep through the night and sometime in week two I might be able to sleep on that side.  Add anxiety, esp with device number one, etc. 

10 days, yeah you should be wiped out, very tired and be tired for another week or two at least.  Not being tired would be a surprise to me at least with my experience.  Others may recover differently.    At the same time yes, a lot of us with a number of devices are back to driving and going to work within a few days....despite being tired and in pain...

But tired on day 10, first device, yes, I would call that quite normal.


by Kidfitz - 2022-10-16 19:55:56

I am still tired, 16 days out from getting my pacemaker but I am less tired. A couple of days ago a freind said he thought I must be doing better because I was talking more and I think he's right. Thank you all.

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