Posted 3/13/2014 8:47 PM (GMT -6)
To me, it feels as if my heart stops for a second, then that is followed by what feels like two or three "catch up" beats right afterwards. (these irregularities in the rhythm are not in fact skipped bears at all, but that is the sensation)
Occasionally I will also get a run of fast irregular beats that lasts a few seconds.
If you are otherwise healthy, both of these symptoms are considered benign.
Some factors that contribute to these are of course stress/anxiety, eating habits, alcohol, caffeine, lack of sleep...
Relaxation and coping skills are your best bet for dealing with these annoying episodes.