Not looking for medical advice - I’ve already talked to a doctor and he didn’t seem to be concerned. Just wondering if this is totally normal or not, as my doctor was an ass and didn’t really want to talk for more then five minutes.
Every day, at least a dozen times or so, I will feel my heart either skip a beat or beat an extra pump in between normal beats. This sometimes happens when I am working out very hard, but also when I am in bed trying to sleep. Sometimes it’ll happen more then once in a row and I put my fingers on my carotid artery to make sure this is really happening and it is.
The skip a beat feels like a pressure in the chest and then THUMP, a very hard beat, and then back to normal. The extra beat feels like my heart does a quick little flutter and then goes back to normal. I never feel pain, just pressure in my chest for a half a second, then all is normal.
I’m not sure if it matters, but I’m really active. I teach indoor cycling classes two or three days a week and run four days (right now it’s anywhere between 3 and 8 miles per day). My cardiovascular endurance is very good and I’m pretty healthy (except for a bit too much sugar - damn you sugar!).
Does anyone else experience this? I wonder if it related to my fitness level, so could you also post what your fitness level is as well, if you don’t mind?