3 month checkup

Hi everybody:

I went this morning for my 3-month checkup and all seems to be OK. During the test, he (electro-physiologist) ran some diagnostic things on the computer, including speeding my HR to 100 and dropping it to about 40. At the lower rate I felt very lightheaded and nauseous. It reminded me of before I had my PM.

Do these all sound like the normal parts of an evaluation? From now on, I will start with the monthly phone checkup, and he tweaked my PM to increase efficiency by about 2%.

I guess overall it sounds good. I am still a bit queasy, but I think there is a bit of good old anxiety mixed in there too.

Hope you are all doing well. Thanks for being here!

Steve


2 Comments

Sounds Normal To Me

by Vicki - 2007-10-15 04:10:53

Hi Steve,
Had my first check up last month. St. Jude rep did the same thing to me..speeded it up (felt it in my throat) and the lowered it. I think this is routine. I have anxiety issues too. At times I almost forget I have a Pace Maker. And then there are other times when I think why me? Doesn't make sense...I never had problems until that one particular day when I went to the ER. But when I think about it, I was having little episodes off and on for a while. I think.

As for the phone checkup, I don't know a thing about it except what I read here. I don't have the hardware nor has anyone talked to me about it. Guess this is something I should look into at my next check.

Glad to hear you are doing well.

Vicki

PM check

by janetinak - 2007-10-15 11:10:47

I aslo have had the experience that PM is speeded up & slowed during office checks. This has not been done during phone checks. Understand it can only be done in office check. Only time I had a problem was when a company tech slowed PM down too fast & as I am 100% PM dependent it was REALLY strange & scared me ( a lot). I always mention that I am 100% paced now & never has happened again. I fact company tech (rep?) works for another company now. I have had a PM since 10/00 & am checked every 6 months in office & other checks are phone so checks done every 3 months, alternate office & phone. Anyhow, as my problem was A.Fib with very fast rate increasing rate doesn't bother me much but slowing it down fast did that time. Before & since I get a warning & when changes made notice slight feelings, if any. Hope this helps.

Janet

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