I was wondering if anyone else is having this very scary problem. My heart seems to be having problems that are beginning to really frighten me. For the last 4 months or so, I not only get a lot of irregular heartbeats, but sometimes it feels like my heart is almost throwing itself against my ribcage. In addition, it seems to stop beating for a few seconds, and then it feels like a heavy thud and it will start beating again. For a while, I was getting horribly out of breath but since taking up exercising again, that has gotten better. However, my heart beats very hard after I'm finished using my cardioglide machine. This had never happened when I used it previously, about 2 years ago. I have had an EKG and had to wear that little monitor for 24 hours to check my heart rhythm. My doc says all is normal. Both my hubby and I have been under almost unbearable stress for many years now, but lately as our lawsuit was coming to a head (it's finally settled and we STILL haven't gotten our money) I notice these problems have increased a lot. In addition, my husband sister was able to gain what should have been my hubby's portion of his inheritance (stolen is actually the right word), which would have helped us greatly in so many ways. In other words, plenty of stressors. There are more, but you get the idea. Pain levels have reached heights never before experienced. Also the fatigue has increased to a great extent also. I have Fibro, RSD and the awful fatigue that goes along with these conditions. But my major concern is my heart--I really feel like I am going to keel over from a heart attack or something like that, yet the doc says all is well with my heart. Does anyone have any idea what is going on. Could it really all be from the extreme stress? My father died at the age of 46 from a massive coronary, and he was very stressed by financial problems and depressed before he suddenly died. Of course, that is always in the back of my mind as well. Any responses would be most appreciated. It is, as I stated, very scary thinking I might just drop anywhere, at any time. It just happened tonight as I was taking the trash containers to the curb. It felt like my heart was going to give out and I was in a panic trying to get back into the house. Please help with any ideas you might have or similar experiences. It's not dying I'm afraid of, but right now I would like to be around a bit longer to at least get some enjoyment from our insurance settlement. After all these years of pain, fatigue and stress, I feel like if my heart will give out it would almost be a relief. As you can tell, my depression is quite high as well. Many thanks to all. Hope everyone is feeling their best.