I first experienced palpitations while at work when i was bending over to pick something up 10 years ago. needless to say i was freaked the .... out! Ive also suffered from anxiety and panic attacks all my life as well. I finally broke down and went to see the doctor about it and they ran some tests and didn't find anything seriously wrong. Ever since my first experience with heart flutters i constantly monitor my heartbeat and it drives me insane doing that all the time!!! I experience heart palpitations everyday and they still scare me and freak me out! they usually happen when I'm laying down, bending over, if I'm tired, the next day after a night of going out with friends and drinking LOL or working out. They usually only last for a couple of seconds and I have found that if I just take a deep breathe and hold it, they usually stop. I hate living in fear waiting on the next one to hit! I know the doctors say that they are harmless if something bad is ruled out but they are freaking scary!!! I come from a mother who experiences anxiety and panic attacks and a father who is a hypochondriac but i have gotten passed those things on my own pretty well. The only thing now is these scary palpitations that make me worry about my heart constantly and that is very stressful!