Pacemaker syndrome

Hi all,
Just curioius if anyone has had pacemaker syndrome immediately after a pacemaker interrogation? Or feel like the technician left the battery on your chest when you left the office? I went back and had three adjustments, but it looks like I will have to live with the sensation of my heart beating in my stomache, lightheadedness, pain in neck, etc... Any suggestions?
Thanks for the info?



by jessie - 2008-01-17 01:01:16

i had my interrogation in sept. my husband was in the same hospital at the time. i felt really weird during it but it didn't last. maybe they don't realize what you are going thru. could you ask for someone more experienced ? jessie

PM Syndrome

by Carol - 2008-01-17 10:01:43

Hi Zutie,
I'm actually dealing with this myself right now. I am one of the few who my Dr says can feel ventricular pacing, so in an attempt to decrease the amt of pacing, at my last clinic visit, my AV Delay was lengthened. Wellll. it only made things worse, but I didn't know what was going on until I visited my Dr again on Tuesday. When I explained my symptoms- pounding heart, visible pulsing in my neck, chest pressure, hot flashes, dyspnea with simplly walking, etc. The light bulb went on! So, they shortened up my AV delay and my symptoms have vastly improved...but still not 100%, so I will be going back for another "adjustment". The moral of this long post is...if you don't feel right, be persistent with your doctor until you get an acceptable resolution to your problem. I don't think we should just be expected to "get used" to anything until all possible avenues have been explored. And maybe even then a second opinion is in order. Only we nknow how we feel, and I think the majority of doctors WANT us to feel good too. Hope this helps in some way, Carol

Thanks for the info

by zutie - 2008-01-25 02:01:02

That's exactly what is happening to me after 15 years of having a single lead Siemens pacemaker. I felt like the technician messed it up with the new, portable computer. I have been to two adjustments and then back to an old hospital in another state to double check. They, too said the same thing and lowered the sensitivity and looked at the amps, but left that alone.
I have this ringing sensation in my ears, throbbing cold feeling neck, and what feels like an adrenlen rush every now and then. (They tell me it's a PVC, which I"ve never had before) I'm trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.
Thank you for your post. ZTE

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