Weird Rate Drop Feeling?
So I had my device implanted in 2018, and up until about 2 months ago my only complication has been super ventricular tachycardia and periods of rate drop that I didn't feel.
About 2 months ago I started feeling weird, kind of like on a roller coaster, and I used a pulse oximeter to keep an eye on my pulse. I would find that while sitting in bed doing absolutely nothing my heart rate would drop to 50bpm and then suddenly Spike to 90 BPM and hold for about 2 minutes. This cycle would go on every 5 to 10 minutes. It panicked me enough to go to the ER, where surprise surprise they weren't much help, and I followed up with my cardiologist on the next day open. (ER trip was Friday, office was closed on Monday, followed up with them on Tuesday). They made some minor adjustments to my rate drop detection thresholds, but I still feel this sudden "roller coaster" sensation.
I wanted to ask you all if you have had similar experiences, especially sudden onset of sensitivity and if there are any coping mechanisms you found that help. My cardiologist has assured me that this is safe, and that it may be something that I just need to get used to.
My concern is that something changed since it is just happening now after 4 years.
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