Aa
A
A
A
Close
Heart Rhythm Community
12.1k Members
Avatar universal

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 Responses
612551 tn?1450025775
COMMUNITY LEADER
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.
Avatar universal
"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.
212161 tn?1537898045
I get chills but mine comes from the anxiety that I am having because of the paps
Avatar universal
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
Avatar universal
My son will also talk to his doctor about anxiety. Thanks heart flutter :)
Avatar universal
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!!!
Have an Answer?
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132 tn?1318747197
Chicago, IL
1423357 tn?1511089042
Central, MA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Are there grounds to recommend coffee consumption? Recent studies perk interest.
Salt in food can hurt your heart.
Get answers to your top questions about this common — but scary — symptom
How to know when chest pain may be a sign of something else
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.