Battery life

Hi! Has anyone ever had symptoms when they had 6-8 months battery life left on their device. I have a Bi-V/AICD by Medtronic. I’m 100% dependent and the Medtronic tech decreased my rate from 85 to 75 on my last check without telling me. I can’t tell if it’s the battery or his change that is making me feel bad and not being able to do some activities I was able to do before.

Thanks for any info you may have!! 


4 Comments

call them

by Tracey_E - 2019-05-03 17:07:51

It could be either the new settings or the mode switch when it's time to change the battery. If you have a home monitor, send a download. If not, call and ask to be seen.

Battery life

by Finn - 2019-05-06 11:07:34

i had no decrease in energy, my battery life was down to 1 month, just had it replaced.

its up to the Dr to adjust your rate not the technician, that’s a big percentage to drop your rate, go see your Dr,

follow up

by lachalupa - 2019-05-08 15:23:16

I agree. I had my 3 month appointment the other day and asked the tech about it. He asked if I wanted it put back and I said well maybe we should ask the doctor. They want to keep it here and then started me on Bystolic which I'm not sure is going to help my situation. I'm pretty frustrated at this point. 

i have switched

by dwelch - 2019-06-04 00:59:40

I have switched docs for messing with my settings (after 15-20 years at those settings) and refusing to put them back or explain themselves.  That doc in particular treated me like a lab rat, never really talked to me about anything, didnt answer questions, made the statement after disconnecting everything, I changed your limit to X...Very happy with the doc I switched to.

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