Sometimes it feels as though my heart is thumping, or i feel like it drops and this weird warm sensation comes over me and i'll suddenly very aware of how my heart is beating, it feels like a slow pounding. For years, i have experienced sharp, severe, usually brief but sometimes lingering pains mostly in my upper left side of my chest, just left of center. I can be doing nothing at all, just sitting at work, driving home, at the bank, grocery shopping and snap, i'm grabing my chest because it feels like something just poked or stabbed me . anyone with me will ask if i'm ok and i always say yes i'm fine, but it doesn't feel like i am. the pain happens so suddenly that my reaction is to reach for it. generally it will either happen a couple of times a few minutes apart or kind of linger almost burning or hot pain that lasts for several minutes and seems to become worse if I inhale or exhale more than a very shallow breaths which makes me feel dizzy.
I'm so sorry, I have a similar problem, I've had it since July, I get the same sensation except its more down the middle of my chest and I was far too aware of my heart beat, I would panic because I thought it was beating way way too fast. I also have had chest pains, all over my chest, sometimes severe, sometimes not. I've been to all the doctors, nothing is wrong, they say it all points to anxiety so I tried acupuncture, and now I'm working with a chiropractor/ energist/ therapist. Your doctor might also say is could be acid reflux, both my cardiologist and my pediatrician told me that might be part of it. Good Luck
I too have had these feelings when I am stressed to the max. But the chest pains are causing the huge amount of stress. I also get PVCs. The worst case sent me to the hospital over night with stress tests and monitoring. Getting checked by professionals and knowing that they cant find anything is somewhat conforting, and also helps relieve some stress and anxiety. I had them for about 2-3 months and learned to accept it as stress and havent had them for awhile.