Dizziness and Exhaustion from playing 2 hours of tennis
- by jim60174
- 2023-02-20 14:53:41
- Exercise & Sports
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I have an Abbott labs 2 lead PM2272 Pacemaker inserted in Nov 2021. At the time I was experiencing low heartbeats, The oacemaker kept it a base of 70.
Within the past several months I started experiencing panting when I warmed on for tennis. Then I could play for an hour or so without any problems. Then I would get very lightheaded causing me to act somewhat like a zombie. Usually after 1.5 hours I would suddenly get very exhausted. I would complain that my heart was not keeping up with the activity on the court.
My pacemaker was adjuste ( it took 3 attempts) and the first time back playing after a 3 month respite was without much problem. However, the next two times, about a week apart, resulted in the same dizziness and exhaustion. The lightheadness was now more dizziness. In the past 2 hours of tennis, both singles and doubles, would result in tiredness which was to be expected.
1. Do pacemakers (at least the one I have) allow the heart to adjust propery when playing a sport like tennis? That means both beating faster and going slower depending upon the activity?
2. Should I get a 2nd opinion from a different group of pacemaker docs?
3. Should I have a different pacemaker inserted which would handle the tennis situation better?
I iwould appreciate help from anyone that may have had a similar problem playing tennis.
Thanks very much.
by Hbcapital - 2023-02-20 19:32:58
I had similar symptoms while playing tennis and after my doctor saw that I had a low resting heart rate (bradycardia), I had a pacemaker installed April 2022. I still experienced some dizziness while playing tennis. I went to an ENT doctor to see if I might have an ear infection, which I did not have. They gave me a videonystagmography (VNG) test uses a special set of goggles with a camera to record your eye movements. I had an abnormal saccades, which means I had some trouble following the movement of the tennis ball, which caused dizziness. After performing some simple eye centering exercises, I was cured and have had no problems since.
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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!
by AgentX86 - 2023-02-20 16:40:59
Don't quote me but these symptoms sound a lot like dehydration. Are you drinking a lot of water? Replacing electrolyes?