I’ve been experiencing palpitations, dizziness and chronic fatigue for quite some time. I was previously diagnosed with B12 deficiency and so was given regular injections for over a year.
In June 2017, I underwent a gastric bypass to help me achieve permanent weight loss and all is going well apart from the chronic fatigue and palpitations.
Around August last year, I was referred to a cardiologist and had a 24hr tape, the results came through with a suspected 7 second pause of my heart, around 7am one morning however, we wasn’t too sure whether it was correct or whether the pads came disconnected from my chest briefly (which they did). Unfortunately, bad timing prevailed as I went through a break up and moved to another part of the country in September.
After registering with a new GP I was sent for a scan and last week, I had another 24 hour monitor attached. This time, more securely, there were no disconnection of the pads at all.
Yesterday, I received a call from the new cardiologist and he told me that there was more pauses, however, around 4 seconds appears to the previous 7 seconds and he said that he believes it warrants having a pacemaker fitted which will be done by the end of February.
Now, I’m not concerned about having a pacemaker fitted etc but...
1) I forgot to ask what the condition was called, I would like to research the condition so that I have a better understanding, I have requested a callback but still waiting in this. )I do know the cardiologist was in clinic so may come later today or even in the morning.
2) could these pauses be the cause of my chronic fatigue? I’m finding that I’m having to sleep a couple of times during the day or, could this be unrelated? I have made an appointment to discuss the fatigue with my GP but that’s not until next week.
From what I have said above, can anyone explain what the likely condition would be...more in terms of the pauses.
Thanks for reading.