Heart going below lower bpm setting
Unfortunately, I spent about four hours in the emergency department today in the wee hours. I have been coughing for three days with a lot of mucus, and a runny nose. I had awakened at 2:30 AM with a super tight, burning throat and felt like I wasn't getting enough oxygen.😵💫 My pulse oximeter read 90 and my normally low bp was rising. I went to the hospital emergency room thinking maybe I had pneumonia.
Two chest xrays and tests for flu and covid were normal. However, I tested positive for RSV.😫 I was sent home with no meds, as they said no meds help this virus. I was told to drink honey lemon tea, take Tylenol, use nasal saline, a humidifier and salt water rinses. I have laryngitis from it and was told I might lose my voice. I'm being very quiet😉
It can last one to two weeks. Ugh. It's also disappointing to still feel the same after leaving the ER as I felt upon going there.
My question is this: while hooked up in the hospital to the monitor, my pulse was initially high but as I laid there it dropped and dropped. It hovered 60-62bpm. What surprised me was seeing it drop a few times to 58, then 57, at one point 55bpm.
How can this happen since my pacemaker low rate is 60?
You know you're wired when...
Like the Energizer Bunny, you keep going.
I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didnt slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.