Heart palpitations is what I do!
Have had them since I was in my teens--noticed them when sitting in hard back chairs, like church pews or high school desk chairs. I'm 43 now and am still trying to deal with it.
So they started as skips, as a teen, and have become moments of racing, gurling, disrhythmias (not to be confused with arrythmias which is bad), all together or one at a time. I'm not suggesting it will change for you but this is how it has been and is for me.
See a doc just to be sure that your heart is ok first--just to rule anything out and for reassurances.
But what you describe sounds like PVCs-premature ventricular contractions and PACs-premature atrial contractions. They are mistimed contractions of two of your heart chambers. They happen either on their own or in combination and they are completely normal. Everyone has them but some of us are either more aware of them or actually feel them. Sometimes , like mine, they can be rather violent when in combination or when they run on together and can be totally scary. Because they are scary they can set off an anxiety or panic attack. do the deep breathing, it's what works for me--a cardiologist once told me 'oh you've figured that out by yourself huh?'--that it works--but don't hyperventilate.
No doubt in your mind your wondering when this episode is gonna end, oh my it's not stopping even tho I'm breathing! It should be done by now! Grab your chest (I've been observerved grabbing my own boob by people around me and getting a 'what the heck she's feeling herself up' look).
Like you I have times, from days to weeks, when they are more pronounced and when I have quiet times--I don't know why either. I've tried diet-no diff. I believe being tired makes me suseptible particularly at bed time. I was atheletic most of my life and had the palps during my days of ice hockey and things but still being that atheletic didn't change things. I had no real problems when I was pregnant (4 pregos). So what to do, I don't know but to have reassurance, once your are cleared by a doc) that you heart is good and that the palps will pass but they'll be back but that you'll be ok. THIS is the hardest thing to do--I am trying to be tough and tell myself that I'll make it through this episode but my little voice is still saying that there's trouble and still need to talk myself down. Man it's hard but I'm still around and you'll be to--just need to adapt.
Hope This helps a bit.
I'm no pro on this and I'm still just getting along but if you have any questions let me know-K?
When I put my foot in my mouth I hope someone will tell me before I wiggle my toes.