When I was 19 I was diagnosed with SVT and had corrective surgery. Fast forward to 37 and my heart rate slowed down to much and I had to get a pacemaker. I got it in November. I went to the ER in October because I was feeling horrible and it turns out my blood pressure was high for me. They didn’t tell me that I payed attention to the reading and it was on my discharge paperwork. I used to have perfect blood pressure and this time it was 144 over 88. And at one point 90. This hospital visit is where they determined my heart rate was extremely low and I needed a pacemaker. It dropped down to 29 overnight while I slept. The first test they performed, the machine did not work properly so instead of giving me a pacemaker they gave me an internal cardiac monitor. Three weeks later they gave me a pacemaker. Nobody addressed the high blood pressure so I think it won’t happen again. Then yesterday I have the symptoms I had previously of me almost passing out, tongue feeling weird, dizzy sweating jaw hurting heart palpitations so I check my blood pressure and it’s high. I don’t know what to do about it because no one ever addressed it so I decided to go back to the hospital and not only did they still NOT address the high blood pressure, they get a reading from Boston Scientific that shows I have mild SVT again. That my heart races in spurts to 190 beats per minute. How am I supposed to know that! I’m trying to get used to this thing that is making my heart beat faster than 39 beats! How do I go from a super low heart rate to a fast heart rate at times and something that I had fixed. They want to do another Surgery but I said no I’ll take the medicine because I need to see my cardiologist first. And they still have not addressed the fact that my blood pressure gets high and I don’t know why. My blood work is normal! I’m frustrated, I’m confused and I know I am babbling on here but I figured I may as well babble where someone might actually understand my frustration! And the medicine they gave me, I took my first one this morning and I am dizzy so I will need to take it at night! I thought this process was going to help bring normalcy to my life and give me energy to be a better wife, mom, friend and all the other hats I wear but not only am I still tired, now I am having other issues. I am done complaining now! Sorry about the rant. If anyone has read this far and you have any advice as to what I can do when my blood pressure gets high, I would love the advice.
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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.