I’m a 26 year old female and for the last three years of my life, I have been suffering with palpitations. I’ve seen countless cardiologists, have done stress tests, EKG’s, Holter monitors, blood tests, and everything comes back fine. However, what I call “the skipped beats” which is medically extra beats, extrasystole, have seem to be a bit more progressive. When I started getting palpitations three years ago it was very rare, where I would have a few bad days and they would disappear for months, but now, it’s perssitent, almost everyday or second day. I rarely get a whole day of peace and well being. Most doctors I’ve seen say they are a nuisance and uncomfortable, but non life threatening. A recent cardiologist I’ve seen has diagnosed it a POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), I’m just waiting on the final tilt test to 100% confirm this. Personally, I keep feeling the doctors are missing something and that one day, my heart will just stop. I’m scared most days and cry A LOT. I have a 14 month old son, and because of these palpitations it’s hibdering me from having energy. All I want to do is lay in bed or cry. I push myself to do things, like exercise, eat healthy, but even after I exercise I get hit with the palpitations. I feel I can’t enjoy life. I already have an anxiety disorder so having these are not helping my situation. I’m so scared and sometimes I get so upset I contemplate suicide. I’ve never felt so miserable in my life. This isn’t me. These have ruined me, mentally and emotionally. I’m so tired of doctors saying they’re ok, when they don’t have to feel these everyday. I can’t even hold down a job because of this. I’ve even lost jobs because of it. Sorry for the long post, I just needed to talk to people who may give hood advice or have the same struggles.