Noticeable Heart Beat
I'm 33 and gained approximately 60lbs over the last two years (smoke too). I was hit with a bad chest cold in January - had x-rays, antibiotics, etc.. The major symptoms went away, but one issue that started at that same time was that while sitting down, I would intermittently feel my heart beat in my back, usually to the right (my right) of my spinal cord on the other side of my heart - but sometimes switches sides.
I told my doctor and he ran an EKG, but he didn't see anything out of the norm. Anyone have any suggestions? Also, I have family history of high blood pressure and one thing I've been noticing over the last year during each doctor visit is that my BP has been more like 138/90, instead of the usually 120/80 that I use to get.