Definatly normal, that alone gave me panic attacks for about
the first 2-3 yrs. I could look down at times and see my heart beat, I would lay down to go to bed and feel my pulse in my head. I finally started forcing myself to ignore it (and after several test-that were normal). I stopped checking my pulse, stopped looking for it and now thats one anxiety symptom that does not freak me out, because I know its normal. I think that is a common fear amoung us a/p folks. Scary as it is, its harmless.
If you don't mind me asking, are you in therapy or anything like that? The reason I ask is because I truly started feeling real relief when I started learning what was going on and how to fight back. I hope you feel better soon! My heart goes out to you, God Bless.
"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it, what is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside." -Ramana Maharishi
"Mind is the source of happiness or unhappiness".-Buddha