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ICD re-programmed, I am feeling weak after the change


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  • ICD re-programmed, I am feeling weak after the change

    Hi, past monday I was at the doctor office for a regular ICD check. During the last 18 months I have been feeling great and I was able to increase my walking distance (exercise) and time without feeling super tired and without shortness of breath, but because I have been more active during exercise my doctor decided to reprogram my ICD in order to avoid an unnecessary shock... I was getting too close to the settings established for shock which was 160 (heart rate) and during exercise my heart rate usually was 148 - 152 (heart rate when I was walking)

    They changed/reprogramed the ICD to start monitoring after 165, to do therapy after 184 and shock if I go over 200, BUT after the change, the next day I started feeling weak. I was thinking that was related to the weather or something that I have eaten or probably as you know there are days that you feel weak, but 6 days after the change I'm still weak, and my limbs are without strength and sometimes I feel my legs cold...

    It is weird to think that could be something related to the change because they just changed the numbers related to how the therapy will be apply, but everything started after the change.

    I am planning to go to doctor office, but my question is anyone of you have experienced the same issue before? any comment will be appreciated

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