Really pleased I found this forum. Would be grateful for any help.
I have had a dual lead ICD fitted for the last 15 years and two ablations for AF and SVT. For the most part I have coped well and not had any problems. Over the past past few weeks though I have been feeling distinct malaise - restless, sweating, insomnia. In short I just can’t relax which is leaving me in a misery.
i recently has a regular echo and my cardiologist checked over my ICD and said everything was fine. I have RBBB, a slightly low EF (45-50%) and slightly enlarged left ventricle. I’m also getting occasional PACs.
i have started to take citalopram as my doc thinks it could be anxiety. At the same time I have a slightly overactive thyroid. What a mess!
Has anyone out there suffered similar symptoms? Does it sound like a rhythm problem? Would changing the settings on the ICD be a possible solution? My resting HR is set at 60 at the moment, and I am mostly at this rate when resting during the day. But when I wake in the middle of the night to strong palpitations it is typically running around 70. Not sure why that is. I remain in sinus rhythm.