Maxx, my cardiologist is very cool. He suffers from palps too. He says that he has a few everyday. When he is tired, he has ALOT more. Well, He's a cardiologist for Pete's Sake. I figure that he has many sleepless nights at the hospital or getting phone calls at midnight, so I reckon that he can relate. If he tells me that they are benign, I just try to tell myself that over and over.
On the other hand, I have changed my GP three times. The first two tried to tell me that I was having palps because of anxiety and/or depression. The PA for my second doctor told me that if I was having as many palpitations as I claimed that I needed a pacemaker. They wanted me on meds. I wouldn't buy it, probably because my cardiologist wouldn't buy it. He always said that I did not need medicine and was insistent that I not take meds that might cause more problems than they solved. Everyone should have a doctor or cardiologist as wonderful as I have.
My new GP is cool also. She has accepted that I don't want meds, but occasionally do need reassurance. It is funny that now that I have someone who is reassuring I don't need to see her that often. Encouragement and reassurance means everything!