Hi all. I recently and very suddenly began having heart palpitations. They are frequent and annoying as hell. It is not a fast heartbeat type of palpitation, but more of a feeling of a "skipped beat". I can feel them in my throat as well. It is quite an odd sensation.
They popped up out of the blue on 5/5/2014, after returning from a relaxing anniversary weekend in Dallas. I have googled causes of this and some say stress, caffeine, alcohol...well, I quit drinking diet soda & all caffeine products on 4/21/14 and I am not an avid drinker, don't smoke, and wouldn't consider myself all that stressed.
I am a 24 yr old female, wife & mom to a 3 yr old daughter and otherwise healthy in most regards. I work out 5 times a week and count my calories. I am not overweight, although my family does have a history of heart disease (no known arrhythmias). My GP referred me to a cardiologist and I wore a Holter monitor from 5/9-5/11 (yep, Happy Mother's Day to me!) I still have yet to get results and it is driving me nuts. Anyone have any experience with this?
Also, I have noticed that recently if I drink a frozen beverage such as a smoothie or anything super cold like a popsicle my heart goes into overdrive. It's never done this before. HELP!! And oh yeah, I take .5 mg Klonopin and 10 mg of Lexapro daily.