Never the same
I had my pacemaker implanted 9 years ago at the age of 24 for a complete AV block. It happened in a traumatic way and I developed anxiety / panic attacks for maybe two years after. It since has been going well, I have good and bad days but never like before were I used to have panic attacks frequently... very frequently.
About one month ago, I went to the ER because my heartbeat went up to 170. They kept me for the night and let me go saying there was no danger to that arythmia and had no explanation really because it went away on it's own. My cardiologist didn't want to see me because I got sick the week after and she said that it was probably a symptom due to the virus that was coming up.
However, I haven't been the same since. A week before I had a dizzy spell for about 5-10 seconds while rocking my son. Two weeks ago I had another dizzy spell for about 5-10 seconds at work while I was sitting doing a heart ultrasound for a patient. A week ago, another one while doing the dishes and today. Before the dizziness, it's always the same, I feel a little something in my chest, I feel my self becoming pale and then the dizziness occurs.
I called my cardiologist last week, left a message to the nurse and she will contact me to let me know if my cardiologist will prescrib exams.
What is going on?
My husband seems to think it's anxiety, and I know anxiety symptoms can be dizziness, and all I described, but the ones I had recently aren't the same as I used to have after my pacemaker a couple of years ago. Can anxiety symptoms change over the years? Am I just very sensitive to the changes of my heartbeat and I feel everything too much? Am I just so exhausted? My blood pressure too low? My heart?
I'm scared and lost.
You know you're wired when...
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My pacemaker is intact and working great.