I have had my pacemaker for about 5 years and all has been well, but lately I have no stamina.  I am 71  I don't sleep very well and haven't for years.  Is it just old age?



by new to pace.... - 2023-01-12 12:32:46

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It might be 'age' but more likely something else...

by crustyg - 2023-01-12 13:22:24 lack of thyroid hormone, anaemia, and sleep disturbance is a powerful cause of lack of energy the following day.

Time to book a session with your Primary Care Physician.  You won't find answers that you need for this issue here.

Your pacemaker is plodding along

by Lavender - 2023-01-13 08:55:44

When I wonder how my pacemaker is doing, I simply touch my neck or wrist and my pulse shows me how steady my heart is beating 💗

My sleep changed as I age. As a teen, I could sleep 12 hours no problem. Now I sleep maybe 7 if I'm lucky and not all in a row. 

Angry Sparrow gave some preliminary reasons sleeping can be the elusive butterfly-caffeine, alcohol, sleep apnea.  Your pcp can order a sleep study to see if there's any medical reason for your issue. 

I bet it's nothing pacemaker related. 


by cgtmc - 2023-01-13 14:03:24


Thanks for all who answered.        

Yes, I'm fairly active,  I usually get 8000+ steps per day.

Yes, Ive been to a sleep clinic, my sleep

problems began when I went through the change.  

that is a whole different conversation.  No I don't drink alcohol or tea or coffee, sometimes a Sprite  My gp had lowered my dose of levothroxine from 75 to 50 mcg and when I went back to the 75, it did the trick almost instantly.

Thanks again.


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