Hello All, I am an 80 year old woman with a dual lead p/m for bradycardia. Complete (or almost) heart block. I recently moved and am due next week to see my new EP/Cardiologist for the first time.
I have had some rather disturbing issues these past couple of weeks which may or may not be serious or even related to my heart. Let me run this by you and see what you think I should do.
I have been having periods of what I call "fuzziness" where it's not really dizzy but more light-headed and feeling off balance and short of breath. These events come and go. Yesterday, however was a whole new ball game. I started experiencing this fuzzy feeling when I was out. By the time I got home, about an hour or so later, I was very very dizzy. I bent down to take off a shoe and if not for my husband, would have ended up on the floor. He helped me to the bed and when I laid down the room started spinning and then I had this "call to the bathroom". Getting to the bathroom wasn't easy either. I had to hang on to things and was definitely leaning to the right a lot.
After finally settling down in the bed for a couple of hours I felt considerably better and could navigate normally. I thought I might just be dehyrated and it still could be that. But then it could be a lot of things I suppose. Another issue I experienced several days ago was a throbbing in my left temple. I've had this come and go in the past but it never lasted for long. This persisted for a couple of hours. I read it could be a form of migraine headache.
I am one of these people who go to the ER only as a last resort. When I started feeling better yesterday I was glad I didn't go but since then I've read a little on Dr. Google and realize with a history of TIA's and a stroke, maybe I should see someone. I'd like to wait until next Thursday when I see my new Cardiologist.
This morning I am feeling a bit fuzzy but not too bad. Do you think I should wait til next Thursday? Thanks for your thoughts in advance. It is so good to have this group to turn to.
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