Feel pacemaker kick in when lay down
I'm 32 year old guy. Got my PM bc of bradycardia/syncope. I had a dual chamber PM inserted 3 weeks ago. I've had 3 EP visits to adjust my settings (which have helped a LOT!). They've made a lot of adjustments and have turned my voltage down. But I still can feel it kicking in when I do 3 things:
1) Lay down on my back (about 30 seconds of completely feeling the PM kick in)
2) Crouch down (think tying shoes crouching to look at a lower cabinet, etc.)
3) Bending over (picking up stuff)
I can even tell when it's pacing my upper vs. lower chamber (different sensations). The laying down is the most aggressive and easiest to replicate. As soon as I get on my back it kicks in. Anyone else feel this?
I've read often on the site ppl saying "You are simply more aware of the heart's beats", while true, this is a specific feeling that is replicated when the EP runs my pacing tests...so I know it's my PM kicking in.
Is this common during the recovery period? Anyone else experience this?
Thanks- you guys are great.