I had a AvNode ablation in Feb.2007 for atrial fibrillation with severe palpitations. After months of medicine not agreeing with me I went into emergency with a heartrate of 170 BPM. They put ina Biotronic two lead pacer and I am 100%dependent. My problem now is panic atttacks and shortness of breath and anxiousness. Also my heartrate spikes to 87 to 99 resting heartrate. I have been on Ativan for anxiety with varied doses for about a year. My Dr. also has me on 10mm Ambien at night for sleep. I am now down to one lmm
ativan at night with the ativan. I am told that the Ativan is very addictive and hard to get off from. They tried adjusting my pacer but was so miserable they had to put it back. I dont know if my problem is the medicine or the pacemaker. Anyone have anything like this? DD I am a healththy 73 year old otherwise.