Effects of Lowering Pacemaker Setting
I posted a few weeks ago about how bad I was feeling with the pacemaker. I went to my cardiologist last Thursday and he sent me to the hospital to have some setting adjustments made. The pacemaker was turned down from 60 to 50 and the rate response mode was turned off. They did detect at the hospital that I am having extra heart beats, which I just have to live with. Friday was the first time since I got the Pacemaker on December 14th that I didn't feel my heart beating at different rates constantly. I felt so good and thought that finally I was getting better. When I saw the doctor on Thursday I told him that at least the tiredness had finally gone away. Starting Saturday and continuing through today I am very tired again. Does anyone know from experience if lowering the settings on the pacemaker can cause this? I just talked to the doctor's office and he said that the only way to know for sure is to wear a holter monitor for 24 hours--so I'm going to get that tomorrow.