Pace Maker Advice
Hello from Central Arkansas. I'm Angela, the big 50 on July 13th. I really would appreciate your advice knowing what you know now and your experience now. For two years I was misdiagnosed as having simple seizures because I couldn't wake up and my EEG was abnormal. Finally the doc discovered my heart rate was too low and took me off the seizure meds which were causing my problems. Thank God that is over with.
After lots of tears and tests we know I need a pace maker. My heart does not respond like it should to correct itself when the heart rate and bp goes to low. It is a communication problem, my brain is trying to kill me HA! The doctor said even with the pace maker there is a chance I will have to take meds with it SO I am trying the meds first to see if they help. If not, he will put the pm in.
So far the med keeps me dizzy and sick. I don't do well with meds in general. It has helped the sinking bad feeling but not helped the heart rate and I still feel the pain and weakness when it is messing up. The med also makes me shake. I have only been on the med a week but the quality of life has not improved. After the seizure issue I don't like meds and think they can cause other problems in the long run.
So right now I am leaning toward calling the doctor Monday and asking him to go ahead with the pm and lets just get this over with. I think in the long run the quality of every day life will be better.
What are your opinions?