Around this time I had my first "giant" palpitation. I had been arguing terribly with my partner and I went out into the cold to get the mail. It was the first time I had felt a looong palp and it frightened me so much I had an anxiety attack when I got home. I chalked it up to lack of sleep, stress, arguing and the cold making more demands on my heart. I wrongfully assumed that once I moved into my new apt it would get better and didn't seek treatment which I really couldn't afford at the time, or thought I couldn't.