Help! Is there anyone out there like me?
I am so frustrated. I recieved a PM on Mar 23 at Mass General Hospital where my Doctors don't have anyone else like me. They can't seem to figure out how to set my PM. I have second degree heart block and a very high hear rate when I exercise. Before my PM my heartrate would drop from 160's or so to the 80's and stay there for a couple of minutes causing me to become dizzy and light headed. Then my rate would jump back to the 130's even though I was resting. Now that I have my PM it seems it works fine when this occurs when I am in the 140-160 range. But the PM will not "kick in" when my heart rate is up in the 170's. They keep trying to tweek it , but its' just not working. I took a step class today and my heart rate went from 173 to 80, stayed there for about 1 minute and then dropped again to the 50's and stayed there for a minute before jumping to 150 while I walked the hall way. I know my doctors are really trying hard, and they have been great, but I feel like a guinea pig as they just keep trying new adjustments. I teach at a health club so I really need to figure this out. If anyone else has a similar problem I would love to hear from them!