I am constantly feeling my heartbeat. Sometimes it's slow, but pounding other times it is rapid and pounding, but it's always there, constantly. I realize that this is possibly anxiety, but this is not relived by ativan or xanax. It clears my head but I still can feel it. I was watching TV last night and had the remote on my chest and I could see it rattling with my heartbeat. It's stuff like this that makes me confused as to if I have a problem with something else. Other characteristic is sometimes I can feel it pounding in my upper chest, sometimes in my stomach, left side at different times in the day, has anyone experienced these sensations?
I've recently developed very similar symptoms; and learned that my 80+ year old mother has had them for all her adult life.
FYI, I've had REGULAR cat scans (4), a NUCLEAR cat scan, echocardiagrams (2), NUCLEAR stress test, holter monitor, etc. - virtually every test known to humankind - all without a clear diagnosis. My pulse is (except for one episode of atrial fib) regular, but the "flutter" or "pounding" (I describe it as the feeling of being at the top of a drop on a high roller coaster) continues.