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I am looking for information anyone might have related to this very frightening new problem I have. It started one night about a month ago as I tried to go to sleep. I was without ultram that night due to a mistake by the pharmacy. I take this medication on a daily basis. As I tried to fall asleep, I would hear a very loud pop inside my head. I would jump awake, startled. Nothing like this had ever happened before. I concluded that it must be either a reaction to not having my medication, or a myoclonic jerk. I didn't experience the problem again until last week. This time I was sitting at work - not asleep or trying to go to sleep, and I had my medicine - when again I hear a very loud pop inside my head. It was as startling then as it was the first time I experienced it. But this time, when it happened I also felt like an electrical current was running through my body and my vision dimmed. It was all over in a second, but was quite frightening. I decided it must be stress. Despite all my best efforts, it keeps happening on a daily basis. It's never the same time each day. I can't identify a medication that seems to be causing it. I haven't changed anything about my schedule or diet. Now it's beginning to happen multiple times per day. I have a long medical history including hypothyroid, and damage to ureters from past surgeries for endometriosis. I am also having problems with flushing, almost constant low grade fever, numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, profuse sweating for no apparent reason, a need to constantly swallow and headaches. My gp, I feel, is convinced i'm psychotic. I know it sounds bizarre to complain about such unrelated symptoms, but they are happening. I am on the verge of believing my gp must be correct, but thought I might reach out to some medical forums before I go there. I had a similar problem earlier in life with my endometriosis. My doctors had no clue and told me I was crazy. I found great help in an online forum that eventually led me to the top endo doc. In the country. I'm hoping for the same here. Please help.
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First Helper Fairly LaLaLa
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replied December 11th, 2005
Nerves
I have this book called hope and help for your nerves that says that that is a very common symptom of anxiety and stress. So your not crazy
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replied January 3rd, 2008
Jerk
I just started having them about 2 months ago. Just before I go to sleep my whole body jumps off the bed at one time. Today, trying to take a quick nap, I was lying there and my body jump with this loud pop inside my head. I was scared to move at first, but I am OK, thank God!!
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replied March 15th, 2008
Clicking in Head
Its happens to me too, i get this constant clicking sound in my head, it dont hurt me but is very scary and annoying, also it seems louder when i have a headache i am in chronic pain in other parts of my body, and this all started with the noise in my head when i started taking pain meds, I dont know what it is either' but its very scary, when something is going on in your head, i think something is very wrong going crazy!!! but Doc says thats not the case, lots of things can happen in your head when you have problems with other parts of your body, including (stress' nerves" depression, so i hope thats what it is and not anything more serious, i got to thinking it may have been a tumor or brain emmorrage coming, that makes it worse when your thinking the worse to, i have crumbling discs at back of neck, and i am in constant pain, but this clicking noise in my head can overtake all the pain, it causes me to worry about it and that leads to other things like anxiety, i wish i could give you some advice 'Justdionne but at least your not alone and we are not going 'crazy !
FairySue1974
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replied September 28th, 2013
Please look into lyme disease
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replied March 23rd, 2008
TMJ? a theory
Do you grind your teeth (and not know it) or clench your jaw often. See a dentist for TMJ. I have it, the popping is your jaw popping.
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replied May 20th, 2008
popping on right side of head with migrane
I have been suffering with migranes that start at the right side of the top of my head. I also hear a popping sound on the right side of my head along with it being difficult to turn my head. I have seen a doctor and she placed me on medicine for a sinus infection alon with pain pills. I am really worried, should I ask for an MRI? Can you please help me!
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replied March 7th, 2009
sounds in head
Mine are like sparks usually in threes, like tny short circuits that that come at any time and last variably. recently there seems to be a longereperiod like one second where i get a flash and a buzz. If it lasted longer is suspect I would get dizzy or faint, but it doesn't...yet. I have obs sleep apnea and periodic limb movement. I take Requip for the PLM and seems to help and I can't attribute this to it.
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replied July 8th, 2009
its called exploding head syndrome i have the same problem.
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replied April 10th, 2010
CNS symptoms
Try getting tested for lyme disease--make sure to get a Western Blot IGg and IGm. Your symptoms are just like class ic neurological lyme.
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replied September 28th, 2013
Art is right, I have neuro lyme and what you are describing most of you is exactly that!! This disease is terrible, get teste asap!
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replied May 5th, 2010
I too have popping, ,cracking sounds in my head, I also get a lot of headaches. I recently have been experiencing dizziness. Doctors can''t seem to figure out whats going on. spend whole day in er, blood work was fine, urine, etc, Is anyone else who has the clicking in head feel dizzy?
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replied May 5th, 2010
Popping sound in my head
I have been getting headaches also, and now when I walk it sounds like someone is trying to light an electric pilot light from a stove.
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replied August 31st, 2010
I've been dealing with this for many years as well. I have some pretty good theories - I get constant popping in my head, and it also accompanies headaches when it is at it's worst. I have some serious thyroid issues like many who posted here - I have alopecia totalis, total hair loss. Other than these things, am am very active, athletic, and in good health. I have noticed a few things about the popping. 1. they seem to be associated with pressure that gets released, like a taut rope against a surface, that finally is pulled straight - the headaches seem to be associated with the pressure building up, until it builds up enough to overcome the resistance... and then "pop" and the headache goes away. Some days are worse than others, sometimes the popping is constant all day, sometimes not at all. 2. I think maybe the popping is the opening of sinuses - I notice that I breathe a bit easier, snore less and sleep better after the pressure has been released. 3. strange as it sounds, 2 things seem to help- diet... esp seafood and things with oats- oatmeal works wonders... the effect can be felt VERY fast for me when I eat oatmeal - I feel the pressure building up right away, and then pop to release. the other thing is reading... yeah weird I know, but when I read, the act of focusing seems to bring the popping to a head...but once it is releases, the headache is gone, and I feel much more clear. 4. sex - seems to work the opposite - when I have sex, it seems to release the pressure by "loosening the rope", but always the pressure builds up again... seems like the more time that goes by without having sex, the less of the recovery time- which is what the popping seems to be to me.
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replied September 7th, 2010
The electric current/zapping sounds like classic Effexor (and some other SSRIs) withdrawal. And I would definitely want an MRI with popping in the head followed by ANY symptoms-- you could have a leaking AVM, which is very serious.
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replied November 16th, 2011
It would help if you explained your acronymns......classic effexor doesn't tell me anything.....neither does SSRIs.....I've had an MRI but a leaking AVM?
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replied November 16th, 2011
It would help if you explained your acronymns......classic effexor doesn't tell me anything.....neither does SSRIs.....I've had an MRI but a leaking AVM?
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replied September 13th, 2010
could you recommend a specialist
I stopped taking Zoloft cold-turkey about 14 yrs ago when I moved away from home to go to college. I had been on it for a year or two. Thank you very much for the insight... I had never considered a link between the popping and the Zoloft before. And unfortunately, an AVM sounds like a possibility... with the released pressure, sometimes I feel a sensation similar to "the pricklies" that you get when your foot or arm goes to sleep when you sit or sleep the wrong way, and the blood starts flowing back. There is no pain in my head, but there are "pricklies" It has never affected me in any serious way, and I've ignored the issue for way too long... time to get it checked out. However, for something as unusual as this, I don't want to waste time on a quack. Can anyone recommend someone good in the Las Vegas area... or if there is someone who is worth it, I would be willing to fly somewhere else... not sure what to look for really - could the thyroid issue/ alopeica be related to the popping issue? Is there a specialty that might be familiar with both fields...?
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replied October 27th, 2010
Popping sounds
I have a history of Migraine headaches, back and neck problems now cronic sinus infection, with a cyst and deveated septum and lots of dizzyness.
Recently I have heard these pops in my head only at night, to me its almost like Rice Crispy cereal. Although not as constant, but thats the best way for me to describe it.
I've also heard some type of "Whooshing" sound in my head, and I was told that was inner ear issues.
This popping really has me scared, please if anyone finds anything out. Share!
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replied January 14th, 2011
loud pop in my head
amazed at doctors ignorance in these tales.
I was woken with a loud pop at 4:30am.
I heard it may be burst blood vessel in brain.
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replied November 16th, 2011
barometric pressure that affects your sinus.....I get a migraine and can tell when one is coming if it's going to rain......when the barometric pressure drops, my symptoms starts......right now my head is wound tighter than a drum and I get those noises in my head because I take the preventative migraine medicine......makes sounds more noticible......like picking up another frequency on the radio , white noise, and sometimes tuning into a station that might want to let me know it's there and quite frankly, I don't think I want to know unless I'm getting the winning lotto numbers.....lol.
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replied April 11th, 2011
Popping in head
this is a concern of mine as well, i was under a period of significant stress at work when i heard a pop in my head and felt like a gush of fluid pumping. I haven't had any headaches or anything but i feel less able to focus on ordinary stuff since then...i get even weak when under great stress. anyone can help me if this is somethig i need to have looked at?
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replied April 11th, 2011
sounds like a gunshot
Finally.. found someone that knows what Im talking about! The first time this happened to me I thought it was a gunshot outside my window (I was trying to go to sleep) when I reliazed that sound (so real) came from inside my head. My body reacted to it the same as if I HAD heard a gunshot that close.. heart pounding.. scared cold sweat feeling.. Yes it was very scary.. I havent been able to relate it directly with anything until latey. I take Cymbalta and missed 2 days pills.. last night was the worse.. would come in multiples.. not as loud as have before.. but startling, it must have something to do with a chemical imbalance due to meds.. but.. I also have a history of mild Complex Partial Seizure disorder that remains untreated due to the fact the meds were worse than the symptoms. This sz d/o is like an electrical storm in the brain.. I call it "sparking".. These gunshot, firecracker startling noises we are hearing are real.. when I figure out a way to explain it to a neurologist I want a new eeg or mri.. "I hear noises in my head".. is not a good description these days! If ANYONE gets tested or gets real answers please post.. I havent had the nerve yet to bring it to anyones attention.. My history also consists of degenerative disc in neck and back, spondylosis in lower back, depression, anxiety and I work full time is a stressful environment. Cymbalta is the only regular prescription I take. Im leaning strongly towards the chemical imbalance from missing meds.. but yea Im scared too. I also think it wouldnt be found unless it actually "pops" during an eeg...
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replied September 28th, 2013
LYME DISEASE!! I have all of these symptoms you are talking about and I have lyme... You can get tested and it is curable. Ive gotten a lot better but I still have crackling sides in the side of my head and constant head pressure.
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replied April 26th, 2011
Loud Bang (noise) in my head as I start to fall asleep
When starting to fall asleep I hear a loud bang only after a very stressful day at work. I thought it was outside my home for a while, then figured out it was in my head as I was reaching the first level of sleep. I also have neck disc damage from gymnastics accident as a child. Seems to be a connection between this popping and people with neck/back issues. Perhaps it is the discs popping and relaxing in the neck as I fall asleep.
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replied May 5th, 2011
u guys and gals-i just woke up like 15 minutes ago to a dream about an aliens head slowly exploding then i head a pop in my head and felt that blood feeling and freaked thinking blood was coming out the back of my head-i had back surgery when i was 15 on my spine-and i have serious allergies to cats and live in an apartment and cat lives like.....3 feet from my door-i also have SEVERE stress -lots of deaths and being hit by my x-i also ate stuff i never eat-like steak and some crispy creame things and pigged right out really not caring cause i was sad-ive been nothing but a crying sad thing for months now over death and loss-i think thats what caused my head pop thing-but i immediatly went online and started to read and think and my movements and reading are fine-everythings fine-and i feel even loads better NOT freaking out-BREATHE !!!! whatever it is just breathe
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