Presyncope due to low settings?
2 questions for you guys:
Have had my PM (dual lead PM) for 3 weeks. 32 years old. Bradycardia and syncope were why I got it.
My settings were 50 bpm (low) 130 high, with rate response turned off.
Over the last week I had 3 presyncope episodes (more than just feeling weird), thought I was experiencing syncope and at the last moment my PM would kick in and bring me back (pretty scary stuff!!). First one I thought "Oh well, that was weird, but everything is weird right now", second and third were last night (and one of them was worse than the other two), so went to ER and got my settings fixed to 60 bpm and rate response turned on High.
Question 1: Did/does anyone else go through this? Does anyone else experience presyncope, light-headiness, dizzy, etc? Cardiologist doesn't seem too worried now that the settings are changed. Does it change over time (better or worse?)
Question 2: I think rate response solves this, but I noticed I was dipping into the 40's even with my setting at 50 bpm as the low (rate response was OFF before today). Now that my rate response is on - that means it kicks in much faster right?
Many thanks, everyone on here helps me sleep much better at night!