A big hello to you and Welcome to Healing Well. This is a wonderful place to be and you will find this to be a very nurturing family. As Kitt already said, there are a many members here who know where you are coming from and what your going through as they deal with this very thing, myself included.
I agree with Kitt about keeping a log of everything that is going on when the palpitations are occuring. This way your doc can have a better idea of what's going on and can help you. If your doc is a good one, then she won't think you are a mess, just that you are having a tough time right now and that is nothing to be a shamed of in any way. Talk to your doc about this, you need to make sure there is nothing seriously physically wrong and then go from there.
In the meantime, try some of the relaxation techniques that Kitt has suggested to you; they do work. Also, remember to stay in the moment, not think about the future or the past - stay in the current moment and this should help you (I hope).
I am so happy for you that you found Healing Well and hope you continue coming here to keep us posted on how you are doing. I'm sure others will come buy to let you know of their experiences too.
Welcome and we hope to see more of you,
Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders
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Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety
Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR,
Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER, Valium
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important
than any other one thing.