| | Re: cardiac ablation
But, I had an ablation on jan 28th for PSVT. I had the EXACT same problems after the surgery that you are describing. I had daily and almost constant chest pain, new palpitations, shortness of breath, heaviness in chest, and dizziness. I was seen by my electrophysiologist and GP. Neither of them knew what would be causing it. I was given an event monitor to see if my heart was the cause. I still have the event monitor, but so far everything has been negative. They also did a chest x-ray and I was referred to a neurologist for the dizziness and depression. (i havn't seen him yet though)
It was basically ruining my life. Im 24 and wasn't able to do anything. I never felt good and i slipped into a pretty bad depression.
Miraculously, about 2 to 3 weeks ago, I sudenly came out of it. The heaviness and shortness of breath went away. My dizziness also stopped. My heart has also calmed down a lot. I no longer have siginficant chest pain or palpitations, unless I eat an unusually large meal. Im basically back to normal and doing normal things.
I was somewhat suprised by how traumatic the ablation was, and how wrong the doctors were when they told me how quickly I'd be back to normal. They said I'd be back at work in less than a week. It took me almost 2 weeks just to get off the couch by myself! I was hunched over when I walked for almost 3 weeks after the surgery! Then all the stuff I experienced after (and you are experiencing now) took amost 2 whole months to resolve.
I'm no doctor, but I almost want to say that all of these problems were just part of my healing process. Just stick with it, take it easy, and I hope that you'll come out of it like I did. You might want to have your doc do a chest xray for walking pneumonia. Just a suggestion.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU! I hope this helps.