Short of breath....
It's been almost 5 weeks since my pacemaker was implanted and I am getting short of breath. I already have CFS and was short of breath then, but, this time it's worse. If I'm up for maybe 3 or 4 minutes then I get pressure in my head and feel light-headed and short of breath until I can sit down.
It doesn't happen all of the time. Maybe 3/4 of the time.
I am wondering if it could be my nerves? I'm taking Clonazepam 0.5 mg tablet 2x daily for anxiety. I understand that this is related to the Valium family, therefore, I try to get by on as little as possible: sometimes 1/2 tab in the morning and maybe 3/4 tab in the evening.
Has anyone else been on this and if you have do you know if if affects your heart rate or not negatively?
I've never been a pill person and am a little concerned about taking it and becoming dependant.