I got shocked and now I'm scared
Yesterday, after feeling really good for over a month and having no issues, I was just resting with my feet up and started to drift off to sleep when I noticed my heart having an oddly irregular beat, rather fast and concerning. Before I could even think about it much, I blacked out. I don't know how long I was out, but it wasn't but maybe a few seconds. When I came to, it felt like a struggle; I immediately knew something strange happened and the area around my device was tight and painful, plus the area around my heart. Instinctively I used my monitor to time stamp the event, and called my device doctor who said he would check the recording to see if he could determine what happened. A few minutes later, he called back and said he didn't see anything of concern. But I KNEW something bad happened. This morning I got an email from my medical chart that stated the results from my device upload, and sure enough, it said I was shocked. As I was staring in disbelief at my phone, wondering why there was a discrepancy in results, the tech called and said he made a mistake and I really did get shocked. We don't know why yet, but they are working quickly to set up an appointment with my device doctor to go over the results. In the mean time, I feel very drained and slightly nauseous today. Is that normal? I'm afraid of it happening again too. I do know it wasn't a malfunction; my heart was experiencing some sort of dangerous rhythm. I don't think I would be alive right now if I didn't have my defibrillator.
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It may be the first time we've felt a normal heart rhythm in a long time, so of course it seems too fast and too strong.