I wanted to get thoughts on the rate response setting on our PM. I have a Biotronik Edora 8 DR-T dual chamber PM. With that said I've learned that it has different rate response features. Initially I had the CLS setting and it capped at 140BPM but it kept going off and made me feel awful. They lowered it to 120BPM and it made a difference but I'm not sure if it helped me or not. Anyhow they've turned that feature off and activated another which responds to my bodies motion.
My question is am I supposed to notice any improvements? I feel like all it does is make my heart speed up but I don't feel like it's helping my body any. I can actually feel the pacing, it almost makes me short of breath, my heart flip flops around in my chest at times and sometime I feel like I want to burp. I know it may sound weird but I don't feel like it helps me in anyway. When I had it first put in I was pacing only like 4%. Last week they said I'm up to 55% which is quite a jump. Anyhow does anyone know much about this or how it's supposed to help? I honestly feel like it does nothing for me.
Am I supposed to feel the pacing, feel almost short of breath, flip flopping in my chest and almost a burping feeling? Ugh! When will I get back to some kind of NORMAL?!!! Lol!