Heart Rhythm Community
Heart Palpitations and Chills
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Heart Palpitations and Chills

My son is 18 and started having heart palpitations and chills tonight.  He also has a headache.  He can't relax because this is bothering him so much. He does have a doctors appt tomorrow at 11:15am.  Any suggestions to calm the palpitations?
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
612551_tn?1247839157
I just now read your post, do you have anything to share now that your son has been checked by a doctor?

I do not associate "chills" with any heart rhythm problems - but others may.

In general trying to relax is the best approach to calming palpitations.. I understand there are some physical exercises that may help but I don't recall the details

At 18, it is unlikely that the palps are dangerous, I believe.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
"Chills" usually occur when a person's temperature is rising in response to an infection of some type, like a cold or the flu.  And when the temp rises, you can get palpitations.  Headache also goes along with this.

So, is your son getting a fever because he is coming down with something?  If so, there's probably nothing to worry about (but do not give a kid of any age aspirin to bring a fever down).  

If he is not catching something, take him to the doc to get checked out.
Blank
212161_tn?1410016711
I get chills but mine comes from the anxiety that I am having because of the paps
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thank you so much for your responses. He did go next day and after certain tests early determination shows tachycardia  and suggest further testing with internist and cardiologist. Gave him medicine called metoprolol tartrate 25mg. Had some in IV at hospital and given a prescription. Will update in few days. Thank you again
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
My son will also talk to his doctor about anxiety. Thanks heart flutter :)
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Hi all. My son is doing much better. Dr said yesterday he is actually going through a withdrawal because in beginning of January, is when he cut out all of the energy drinks and supplements. So this is a reaction to caffeine withdrawal. Dr also gave him .25mg of Xanax for anxiety causing palpitations causing anxiety. Glad he will be well over time. Thank you for all responses!!!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1412963997
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Important Factors Typ...
19 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Valkry commented on Important Factors Typ...
Oct 23
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
The Deadly Cancer That Grows for Tw...
Oct 23 by gymdandee
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1412963997
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA