New PM recipient needs advice please
I had a PM implanted November 2007 and am told I am doing fine, a diagnosis that I generally accept. However, I do have the usual recipient's insecurities about this new device in my body. If you can help me with information about the following, I'd be grateful. (1) I know that blood pressure meds can make one lightheaded if one rises or stands quickly, but will the PM increase the dizziness? (2) Is there a momentary lag between the time one rises and the tiem the PM PM adjusts to the body's new needs? (3) In the three + months I have had the PM, I have never fainted, but I still have this problem with dizziness and rising suddenly, and, yes, I have noticed that if I am very measured in rising (i.e. if I take my time) I do not have this issue. So, I'm just curious about some of the experiences you have had during your first few months that might add light to my understanding of these situations. Again, sincere thanks for any information that you can contribute.
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But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.