Swallow Syncope, Deglutition Syncope anyone?
My doctor gave me the choice of getting a pacemaker or not (but says he recommends me getting one). (I am also going for a 2nd opinion). Apparently I have a rare condition called "Swallow Syncope". (Essentially, this is not a "heart" condition, but the vagus nerve is over stimulated upon swallowing solid food which leads to complete AV block and occasional syncope.) I want to know if anyone has a pacemaker due to this condition and if so, do you notice you have more energy now that you have it? Any regrets? Honestly, I can deal with the occasional lightheadedness when swallowing. But if my tiredness is due to the 2nd and 3rd degree AV blocks (and not just that I have 4 small children running around all the time), I'd feel better about getting a pacemaker. Thanks!