Throat Pressure/ difficultly breathing
Hello! ( Apologies for the lengthy post)
I’m a 33year old female. I had a PM implanted (for a completely AV Block) about 8 months ago and things have been pretty stable since then (asides the post-op pericarditis which cleared up quickly).
However after a few months I started experiencing a pressure in my throat which comes with some difficulty breathing (especially when eating). I have discussed this at my follow visits to my cardiologist and cardio Nurse but they seem to make nothing of it since my PM seems to be working fine.
I thought perhaps my body was just adjusting to the new status quo and it might wear off...but this isn’t happening. Adding to this is the fact that my heart rate seems to be racing when I’m inactive (the doctors are still investigating this but they are certain it’s not connected to my PM).
I am hoping someone can give me a hint as to what can be going on so I can perhaps better articulate what I am feeling when I go back to the doctors.
This platform has helped me a GREAT deal since I got my diagnosis. I can get advise from a recipient’s perspective. The doctors know a lot about how PMs function but explaining a weird symptom to someone who hasn’t physically experienced it is a battle!