Going on 4 years now with a PM
When my pacemaker (AV block III) was put in, they were going to set the low frequency at 70, high at 130.
I admit that I didn't fully understand, and I thought such a high "low" would make for sleep problems. So I had them set it at 50 -- 130.
Starting about 2 1/2 years ago I started having extreme fatigue, especially after an adreliline flow (good or bad). I would feel this way for hours (a feeling of getting up too quickly, but the feeling staying around. I would have it checked, and things would seem relatively normal.
Until this past weekend. It occured to me to see exactly what the pulse (not BP) was doing during the episodes. Sure enough -- everything was happening with pulse under 70. Averaging around 54. (Like most -- or even all of you -- I of course heard endless repeats of "it has nothing to do with your PM")
So does anyone have such a thing, or know about it? I mean, it is weird that it is suddenly (almost precisely) half of normal (around 105-115). In fact, just 10 minutes ago it started: it went from 121 to 60 almost instantly. I understand that it could be y faulty Pulse meter. But I have used 3 different ones! Can the pulse itself only register every other beat?
Thanks for any input!!