Feeling worse than before pacemaker
I had my pacemaker placed about a month ago, I had the implant done due to Uncontrolled AFib , however , I seem to feel worse now than before the pacemaker. I completely understand the recovery period and that things will take a while to feel normal, but , I feel worse as time goes by and my symptoms are getting worse! I have shortness of breath and seem to have a slight cough,my heart rate increases on its own and wakes me up at night, feeling tense all over and can't seem to be able to "calm" my rate down and now it seems like I'm "skipping " a beat here and there ...I have not felt a second of normalcy since my surgery ..I have mentioned this to my cardiologist and I always seem to be looked at like I'm making my symptoms since vitals seem fine at the time. I've also had my settings adjusted a couple of times since my surgery and seems to improve things,but this is only temporarily(for a day or so) and then they're back! I'm extremely frustrated and sacred ..this is all new to me and don't know if I'm making a big deal out of nothing ...starting to regret getting this device, seems to have made things worse !! Not sure if anyone has experienced similar symptoms, but I would appreciate any input that you can give.