Hiccups and shortness of breath
I had my BiV pacemaker put in June 1 this year so 2 1/2 months post op. The last couple of weeks I had a recurrence of shortness of breath when bending over and also I could not seem to stop myself from lifting which also caused some problems with shortness of breath and pain under the ribs. Then I stopped lifting etc but found that I continued to have this pain in my diaphragm and I could not catch my breath at times. I know when my anxiety kicks in and this is not anxiety, not at first anyway. My anxiety has been pretty good over the last few months and I would get easily overwhelmed and then could not catch my breath, like it was being blocked in my chest. I would have to work hard to calm my diaphragm area to relax it andjust allow myself to breath calmly. So, this week I am not experiencing this. But the last few days I have been experiencing hiccups - three times yesterday, a couple of times the day before that, and once the day before that. I very seldom ever get hiccups. Have not had them for months. I am not feverish but do feel hot and flushed from time to time over the last week. Should I be concerned? Concern is endocarditis (secondary concern is phrenic nerve being too close to the wire perhaps?). Can endocarditis show up after two months? At my 6 week checkup I asked for a cardiologist due to other symptoms and he wanted an echo and this showed a small amount of water on the heart. Could these symptoms be a result of the water and perhaps water on the heart is increasing... I know we are not doctors, but wondering if this sounds at all like I am heading for a bigger infection or other problem. Thanks
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You name your daughter Synchronicity.
Yesterday was my first day mountain biking after my implant. I wiped out several times and everything is fine. There are sports after pacemakers!