I have a question, I am 4 1/2 weeks out from having my pacemaker surgery. I have intermediate AV node block. Since my two weeks check up, and adjustments to my Settings I experience being lightheaded and headaches every evening, seems like after I exert myself a little as far as taking a shower, doing small household chores,walking to the mailbox. Is anyone else experiencing this or has experienced lightheadedness and headaches every night. Thank you



by NormaLou - 2018-11-13 13:20:53

Do  you check your blood pressure? Maybe the headaches and being lightheaded could be caused by a high BP.


by May52 - 2018-11-13 15:24:28

 Hi thank you for responding.Yes I thought the headaches  were from high blood pressure , because after the first setting  changed I started having high blood pressure.  But since I was back to see the Tec on Friday and she changed my settings  again now I’m experiencing low blood pressure. I still have the same light headedness and headaches that last every night for a few hours.


by Lola62 - 2018-11-16 01:04:11

I had my PM inserted 10/10 and also started having headaches mainly on my left side to the top of my head which really is new because I very very rarely have headaches , I noticed it after my 2nd voltage readjustment ( originally from 5 to 1.25 to .75) so it was when he changed it down to 1.25 . I’m a nurse and I told my Dr about my headaches and I asked if I’m getting enough perfusion ? He said you’re fine , pacemaker is not the issue and he left it at that . I’ve checked my BP a couple times while I was having headaches and both my pulse and BP were ok The last time I had headaches was last week .

I seriously think it’s one of those settings in the machine  . I hope we both resolve it 

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