Got a new pacemaker
I had a generator change Oct 11. Before the change my resting heartrate was 73-74. Since the change it is 77-78. The pacemaker base rate, then and now, is 70.
I feel fine at rest. But I am puzzled, because I am pacemaker dependent--the sinus node working less than 1% of the time. Where are the new beats coming from?
When moving around, particularly if I'm standing any length of time, I don't feel so good. I feel weak, nauseated, dizzy, break into a cold sweat. My whole chest feels like it's being compressed. When I can check the pulse it's 136-139.
I do have PSVT, diagnosed a year and a half or two ago, but it never felt so severe as this. I'm on Diltiazem 120 mg. Sometimes I think it helps. Sometimes I don't.
I don't think the new pacemaker is faulty or "causing" the problem, but the timing sure makes me wonder what might be going on.
You know you're wired when...
You have a T-shirt that reads Wired4Sound.
I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.