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I can hear my heart/pulse in my right ear. Quite loud -- I have to have a fan on at night or I can't sleep. Have had for 3 mos. or so now. Does anyone know what this might be?
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replied November 10th, 2007
Lupus And Rashes
my 15 year old daughter has lupus and for the last 2 weeks has had a rash on her body that itches and they are little bumps. Could this be related to the lupus of something else. I have not changed any of my cleaning products or detergents, so
its not and allergic reaction.Please help me.
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replied October 16th, 2012
Lupus, itchy bumps, and allergies.
Hello, I am sorry that your daughter is suffering with lupus. I was diagnosed over a decade ago (I suffered symptoms for 6 years before one doctor chose to do one simple test and realized what was going on). There is a symptom of lupus that is bumps that can itch, I have many of the bumps, and some itch, and they seem to be permanent. I had one biopsied before my diagnosis, and it was benign. My rheumatolgist told me the name of those bumps, but it was a long weird word that I cannot recall. Your daughter may experience new allergies to many different things at any time. Her imune system is primed to overreact to nearly any allergen, common or otherwise. I have experienced becoming sensitized to several things over the years. I have been lucky to find a few shampoos and soaps that I can use without problem. I try to vary my diet as much as possible because I have become allergic to some items that I had eaten on a daily basis, eggs for one. I didn't eat eggs for nearly a year after the first reaction, but was able to gradually begin to eat them again, the same thing goes for peanuts and peanut butter, I have to be careful with these items, which in my case only caused nausea and a few other non life threatening symptoms. I hope you daughter continues to stay active, especially taking care of her joints with low impact exercise and keeps her muscles strong to support her joints and promote good circulation. Please help her learn to stay attuned to her body and to make mental notes of any reactions she is having to foods and products. (I developed an allery to certain kinds of elastic threads in clothing and to some glues and art supplies, it can vary that widely) I'm sure she can learn live a full and rich life without letting this disease slow her down. I also hope she will not let her lupus weigh her spirits down, and forge ahead just tackling each issue with the help of her doctors. Please be careful with steroid treatments, my years of prednisone did push me over the line to being a type 2 diabetic, hopefully she will not need much of those steroids, but, they can be a huge relief when needed. I wish you both the best of luck.
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replied November 12th, 2007
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Re: Why Can Hear My Heart/pulse Beat Loud In My Right Ear?
debmax wrote:
I can hear my heart/pulse in my right ear. Quite loud -- I have to have a fan on at night or I can't sleep. Have had for 3 mos. or so now. Does anyone know what this might be?


is everything much louder in that ear? or is it just that you hear your pulse? i'm being driven mad by a similar problem that comes and goes. in both ears. everything gets loud all of a sudden. i can hear every step i take, i can hear my own voice inside my head and my pulse etc. it had me to the point of tears on one occasion when it didn't go away for days. i was told by the doctor that i have a slightly misshapen eardrum (he didn't use the word misshapen, he used another word but i cant remember) so sounds are distorted and seem louder than they are etc. it only happens when i have cataarh buildup though so i was told to take decongestants when it occurs. the problem seems to have subsided for the minute, but i've had it on and off for months.
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replied March 14th, 2009
Re: Why can hear my heart/pulse beat loud in my right ear?
debmax wrote:
I can hear my heart/pulse in my right ear. Quite loud -- I have to have a fan on at night or I can't sleep. Have had for 3 mos. or so now. Does anyone know what this might be?


i had that a lot when i tried to get to sleep... left ear tho, when does it actually happen? usually the time can help, i think that your hearing has gone "wonky" and your hearing some things from outside and some from inside your body. possibly though.
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replied March 28th, 2009
Re: Hearing pulse beat in the ear.
The hearing of your heartbeat in one ear could possibly be pulsatile tinnitus, caused by turbulent flow through the carotid artery or internal jugular vein. i suggest a visit to ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor).
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replied April 4th, 2009
i just found i had a similar thing
when i am have been really excising, and stop, i hear my heart beat and feel it in my shoulders + ears. i think there has something to do with what you do during the day that does it.
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replied April 7th, 2009
hearing pulse
I have heard patients complain of this when they had really high blood pressures- almost at impending stroke levels- check out your BP- consistently-
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replied August 9th, 2011
Why do I hear my pulse in my ears?
I hear my pulse so loudly that I have trouble sleeping. I bought one of those wrist cuffs. I check my BP when the it bothers me, then every evening at 730pm or so after relaxing. Some times first thing in the morning. My BP is 101 over 63. 112 over 68. 113 over 72. So It isn't that my BP is high. ???
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replied April 18th, 2009
just had a double bypass 4 weeks ago
I am hearing my heart beat in my ears with some dizzyness. Iam takeing lopressor half tablets once daily. my bp was 128/77 and the bph was 72. I only take the lopressor when my bp is high like it is now. I dont take lopressor when my bp is 80/65 because i am afraid to take the lopressor when my bp is low.Ican turn my head an not be able to hear my heart beat but when I hold my head in acertian ways i can hear my heart beat again. why is this happening?
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replied April 20th, 2009
bypass- hear heart beat
Did you hear the heart beat in your ears before the bypass also? Make sure your BP machine is accurate. Have you had your carotid arteries checked- to see if there is any blockage there?
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replied August 31st, 2009
Pulsative Tinnitus
NurseJane,

I have had this for over three years and i don't have high blood pressure.Its caused by the tubes in the ears being blocked constantly. We live a mile and one half above sea level almost in the clouds. The weather systems irritates mine also pollens and allergies. Most of the year I really don't have to much of an issue. Please please please don't put this stuff about high blood pressure online, it will scare tbe beegeebees out of someone that takes it to be what is wrong with them.
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replied October 27th, 2009
I can hear my pulse in my ear
I can hear my pulse in my right ear almost 24/7 for the past 3 weeks. I am peri-menopausal and thought this might be a symptom of that as it came on very suddenly and only gives me sporadic relief. But my ears do feel blocked and decongestants do help a little bit but not 100%. I live in New England and it is a season change here right now. I work in a medical environment and have checked my bp and it is perfect and so is my pulse. I had never heard of pulsative tinnitus but sure do feel a bit more relieved now. Thought about flushing my ears in case there is a blockage of wax in there as well creating pressure.
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replied April 25th, 2011
I just started hearing my pulse in my ear tonight. It is really loud. I am also peri menopausal and have been having an unusually heavy and long period. I do not have high blood pressure. It is keeping my up tonight. I am a nurse and work with all types of specialists. I am working with an ENT surgeon and will ask him tomorrow what to do. In the meantime, I can't sleep and I am a little concerned.
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replied October 27th, 2009
i would go to the doctor's if i was you!!!
just to be on the safe side!!!! Smile
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replied November 15th, 2009
Re: I can hear my pulse in my ear
reneedc wrote:
I can hear my pulse in my right ear almost 24/7 for the past 3 weeks. I am peri-menopausal and thought this might be a symptom of that as it came on very suddenly and only gives me sporadic relief. But my ears do feel blocked and decongestants do help a little bit but not 100%. I live in New England and it is a season change here right now. I work in a medical environment and have checked my bp and it is perfect and so is my pulse. I had never heard of pulsative tinnitus but sure do feel a bit more relieved now. Thought about flushing my ears in case there is a blockage of wax in there as well creating pressure.


I had all the same symptoms and am also peri-menopausal. I had to be persistent with the doctors but after 5 months I have a diagnosis of mastoiditis. It is an infection of the bone around the ear. I am being treated with antibiotics and it is beginning to help. This kind of thing can be very serious if left untreated. See your dr and be persistent. My dr could not see anything unsuual looking into my ear. Eventually I was on 10 days of antibiotics - not enough to do the job. I was given steroid sinus spray - didn't help. Eventually had a CT and MRI and saw an ENT. Good luck!
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replied December 5th, 2009
I hear my heart/pulse beating loudly
I hear my heart/pulse beating loudly at night only. Also I can see the pulse on the right side of my neck sometimes bulging and visibly throbbing. Went to a Radiologist to check my carotoid arteries. BP has increased along with the dosage of Lisinopril. The Dr. can find nothing wrong and says it might be idiopathic (no known cause or origin). The BP spikes and seems unrealted to stress or activity. So, I am eratic and idiopathic huh? (smiles)
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replied February 25th, 2010
I have the same issue, it seems to happen when a drink caffeine that night. I am a designer so sometimes i work long nights and drink a lot of tea. When I don't stay up late I don't hear the sound. Another thing is, it seems to die down after about an hour of laying down. (loud swooshing heart beat in left ear.)I checked my BP and it's fine, weird.
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replied March 13th, 2010
Ear throbing
I'm 13 and it's the first time it's happening and it's almost 12:00 am and I can't chech my high blood pressure right now but I have Had fever for 2 and a half days and I'm burning up and I am checking my pulse and it's the same speed but my heart is going at a diffrent pase then with my left ear what's that mean oh and it started 7 min ago but it's slowing down and maby it was a stupid idea I just did I chuged half a liter of root beer 10 minutes ago.huh.
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replied April 16th, 2010
last year i fell down and face head injury now its all ok but i have one problem that i speak i feel that noice appear in my left ears so i got tired but at some angle it feel at low and espacially while standing i feel more
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replied August 12th, 2010
Hearing my artery in my Left ear
I have the same problem in my left ear hear my artery all the time. My ears drain fluid but it goes down my throat and not out the ear. I have been to ENT and he toldme to come back in 6 months. The noise is unbearable. I have tried steriod nasal sprays and decongestants also tried heating pad. I am going nuts with this I went to my doctor had bp checked it is fine. Any ideas how to persuade my doctor to go further?
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replied February 25th, 2011
For the 13 year old
I'm 13 and it's the first time it's happening and it's almost 12:00 am and I can't chech my high blood pressure right now but I have Had fever for 2 and a half days and I'm burning up and I am checking my pulse and it's the same speed but my heart is going at a diffrent pase then with my left ear what's that mean oh and it started 7 min ago but it's slowing down and maby it was a stupid idea I just did I chuged half a liter of root beer 10 minutes ago.huh.

*********Root beer is caffeine free.*************
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replied February 1st, 2012
FYI, not all root beer is caffeine free...
As for the sound, since you've been sick & are febrile, likely related to the illness. Sinus congestion can cause many problems that affect the ears.
RN Kat
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replied February 1st, 2012
FYI, not all root beer is caffeine free...
As for the sound, since you've been sick & are febrile, likely related to the illness. Sinus congestion can cause many problems that affect the ears.
RN Kat
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replied February 28th, 2011
ALLERGY-RELATED BEST ANSWER FOR ME
I hear my heart beat in my left ear only, very loud, and it happens with no caffeine (I seldom use caffeine). I notice it when I lie down, but if I get up to use the restroom, it continues while I'm up, and the noise turns from a firm sound to a swishy one during that time. It is loud and keeps me awake a lot. The comments about allergies and being stuffed up make perfect sense for me, and decongestants, blowing nose more, etc, help a lot. I know it is not my BP.
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