I am experiencing exactly the same thing since jan 2013. And panics attacks since 2004, the year I got pregnant with my daughter that is 8 now. The skipping and racing of the heart is drive me crazy and paranoid every day. I am getting a monitor any time soon from my family doc, but I really want to visit a cardiologist to be able to get help and solve this problem.
I just want to share something that I just started doing 2 days ago. I started taking muscle relaxers or tranquilizers, I only take 1/4 of a pill twice a day and seems to help a lot with the problem, my heart seems to be more relax and normal. I know that auto-medicating myself is not a good idea, but since I only take 1/4 of a pill I feel that it helps more than harms at this moment. I am renewing my insurance and until I don't have that I can't visit my doc, because visits are super expensive.
I do have a question for you all, does anybody runs or does any cardiovascular exercise that would really increase the heart rate? and what how do you feel afterwords? I want to start running again but I am a little scared that I could stress my heart even more and cause more harm... o I could start walking fast and see what happens...
and good luck, you are not alone