This day I had a very large palpitation and I was just DONE with this. I resolved to fight this until it was cured. It had got worse instead of better although I had cut out all chocolate, processed foods, white flour and other dietary "bad guys" since January. I lost 15 lbs but it didn't stop the palps, so I eliminated being overweight as a possible reason why I was getting palps and also junk food. I ended up going to a sliding scale clinic and having an EKG done. It was administered very close to a flourescent light which gave me an anxiety attack and a huge series of palps. I was sent to the Emergency Room where 2 more EKGs were done which showed nothing. It was found that my thyroid hormone was perfect, right in the middle of normal, so thyroid was ruled out as a cause. And my blood pressure was also perfect (probably a result of my great diet since January) so hypertention was ruled out as a cause. It was determined that I had anxiety and I was given a prescription for Xanex, but I use Valerian root sparingly on an as-needed basis so I never filled that prescription.