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Hello

i am not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I have been having for some time now, a wooshing pounding sound inside my head. When I get up from a sitting postion a few seconds later it starts wooshing and at some moments sounds like it is coming right from my ears. My head feels like it may explode and never mind bending over to pick something up off the floor. If I get startled it does it. I hate the sound of my heart beating, it freaks me out. I have anxiety problems and have a really heard time relaxing. As well because of my anxiety my blood pressure can be a little up at the doctors office.

I was wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms and if so what is causing this to happen. Any direction would help. Thankyou for your time.

Tamara
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First Helper AZRiderKLR
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replied February 28th, 2007
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the symptoms that you are experiencing comes from your anxiety disorder. my friend used to have panic disorder and she started taking a supplement containing valerian, which helps with her condition. if u want, u can ask me and i can recommend it to you.
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replied March 14th, 2007
Hmm..
I'm not sure if my condition is similar to yours; in certain body positions, I can feel my heart pounding (ex. my head, hand). Sometimes I even shake/ move for a few seconds while the heart pound. And I can't control it. (See post written by me)

Jeremy
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replied June 29th, 2011
have you found the cure to it?
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replied April 11th, 2008
Re: Heart Beat Pounding In My Head?
HI, I have EXACTLY the same issue, have you found anything? God, this is making me crazy, it gets worse sometimes, others it doesnt happen at all. It happens to me also afterI climbing stairs, but only after a relaxed walking or starting from sitting.
I normally run and even though I endure good time and speed, the sounds rarely can be heard. The other day I noticed that if the stupid whooshing and the annoying high pitched sounds begins, if I hold my breath, it stops.

Also I read in another place that if you cover your nose and blow slowly your ears feel better. Please let me know if you have found anything new? as far as I know I have a good heart (no problems from ECG) My BP also increase with stress.

Unipeg wrote:
Hello

i am not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I have been having for some time now, a wooshing pounding sound inside my head. When I get up from a sitting postion a few seconds later it starts wooshing and at some moments sounds like it is coming right from my ears. My head feels like it may explode and never mind bending over to pick something up off the floor. If I get startled it does it. I hate the sound of my heart beating, it freaks me out. I have anxiety problems and have a really heard time relaxing. As well because of my anxiety my blood pressure can be a little up at the doctors office.

I was wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms and if so what is causing this to happen. Any direction would help. Thankyou for your time.


Tamara
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replied February 17th, 2012
I get something similar sometimes and in my case it's due to a post menopausal hormone imbalance, although I also used to get it when I was approaching the menopause. HRT helps in my case.
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replied July 29th, 2008
Heartbeat pounding in head
Did you ever find out what it is? I have been to different doctors and a cardioligist with no answers. I have had it for years but the episodes are getting more frequent.
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replied September 7th, 2008
heart pounding in head !
It's freaky And annoying. I wonder if your also having head pain. Not head ache pain but a shooting pain that last seconds but enough to sit you down pain ?
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replied January 5th, 2009
Re: Heart Beat Pounding In My Head?
albert_1 wrote:
HI, I have EXACTLY the same issue, have you found anything? God, this is making me crazy, it gets worse sometimes, others it doesnt happen at all. It happens to me also afterI climbing stairs, but only after a relaxed walking or starting from sitting.
I normally run and even though I endure good time and speed, the sounds rarely can be heard. The other day I noticed that if the stupid whooshing and the annoying high pitched sounds begins, if I hold my breath, it stops.

Also I read in another place that if you cover your nose and blow slowly your ears feel better. Please let me know if you have found anything new? as far as I know I have a good heart (no problems from ECG) My BP also increase with stress.

Unipeg wrote:
Hello

i am not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I have been having for some time now, a wooshing pounding sound inside my head. When I get up from a sitting postion a few seconds later it starts wooshing and at some moments sounds like it is coming right from my ears. My head feels like it may explode and never mind bending over to pick something up off the floor. If I get startled it does it. I hate the sound of my heart beating, it freaks me out. I have anxiety problems and have a really heard time relaxing. As well because of my anxiety my blood pressure can be a little up at the doctors office.

I was wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms and if so what is causing this to happen. Any direction would help. Thankyou for your time.


Tamara


Tamara, Albert, Unipeg, Doc!!
I too have the same wooshing sound in my ears. It comes and goes periodically. I do have some history of panic attacks and do have some high blood pressure but it is under control with a medication. I have recently put on more weight and that might have something to do with it. But my complaint is that no technical medical people have explained what is happening. My anxiety has been under control for some time so I am convinced it is not the cause. What I want to hear is someone telling me exactly what the wooshing noise I here is. In my opinion it is obviously a high rate of blood rushing through an artery or vein in my neck or head. I can take my pulse anytime I want when this is occurring without feeling for it. I can stop it right away if I apply pressure to my neck just below my ears. I does get worse when I bend over when I am hearing it. Maybe the main blood vessels contract for a period and the blood velocity goes up. The blood is always pulsing so maybe you hear that. I want to know if it is a possible sign of increased restriction in any of the blood vessels and should I do something about it. I am certain it is the sound of restricted blood flow. If it something to worry about or something not to worry about I still want to know why. I am suspecious that this is in fact a symptom marker for some unhealthy condition and no one has identified it as such. I am sure some good pulmonary or vascular doctor could explain all this to us.
Give it a shot, Doc. Thanks.

Kdub
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replied April 25th, 2011
I have something similar and your theory on vein constriction almost validates my questions. I discribe it as feeling my blood pressure in my head. I get it in either a verticle or horizontal position. I check my BP daily in AM and PM. I can definately corespond the issue with higher BP. I also have Lupus and when it flares everything swells. Im thinking its part of the Lupus issues. Thank you all for your input
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replied April 29th, 2009
Heart pounding
i get it to
after i have been runing
i feel my heart beat and i can hear it in my head
its horrile
is it normal ?
x
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replied December 7th, 2009
HeatBeat in ears/and sharp pain in head
i get that i also suffer from panic attacks and lots more stuff i usley hear my heartbeat in my head/ears when i go up the stairs or been walking fast or dancing for a little bit i also get a sharp pain in my head for few seconds then it goes..:S
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replied March 29th, 2011
when my heart beats fast the back of my head start hurting/throbbing i cant excercise now.....some booody please find a slolution daaaaamn...(just tried to excercise)
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replied January 7th, 2010
hi, I tuned in to this post experienceing the same phenomena. thank you for the responses. In my situation I have unormally low blood pressure, but a history of a few panic attacks. I think that I should note too that for at least the last two years my feet have been going numb quite frequently. I've never been to the doctor due to a busy schedule (I do visit my obgyn frequently though) but I think I will now. seems to be a common problem, wondering if anyone else has been experiencing the numbness problem?
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replied January 7th, 2010
I don't get panic/anxiety attacks but I do suffer from major depression and migraines. I get migraines when I am under a lot of stress and make myself tense. What you're describing sounds exactly like what happens to me when I get migraines. Not only do I hear my heartbeat in my head, but sometimes I can even see my pulse in my neck. Absolutely every sound, movement, light hurts and I get really weak/nauseated. My mom experiences the same thing and always insisted I put an ice pack on my neck. You would be surprised by how good you'll feel after only a minute. To prevent the attacks, I suggest doing breathing exercises and Pilates regularly. It is challenging but not strenuous exercise that gets you very in tune with your body. Also try cutting out diet sodas and processed meals. Things like Diet Coke, Slim Fast, or Lean Cuisines make my head absolutely throb. Hope that helps!
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replied January 11th, 2010
The perception of hearing a heartbeat sound could be pulsatile tinnitus. PT is not a condition' it's actually a symptom of an underlying cause, of which there are many. It's important to see a doctor about this to rule out dangerous causes.

I have pulsatile tinnitus. It can be debilitating, and finding treatment is often a frustrating experience because PT is quite rare. It's certainly more rare than non-pulsatile tinnitus.

There is an online support forum for PT sufferers at whooshers dot com. If you do an online search for "Whooshers" you'll find it. Can't leave the URL here because the system reads it as spam. But if you visit the site, there is a a lot of information for you to read from other sufferers, along with links to articles thata describe some of the possible causes.
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replied January 26th, 2010
heart beat heard in the inner ear
just had this happen, loud inner ear whooshing sound.

seems like an ear issue as opposed to a heart or anxiety thing

did the "hold your nose and blow slow" thingy (like adjusting for altitude when your ears pop)
it worked! whooshing gone.

I suggest an ear specialist to anyone having prolonged problems
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replied February 17th, 2010
Pounding head
I think nothing is as "rare" as we are told. Doctors seldom really understand what is happening. I find this pounding happens when I have artificial sweeteners and esp if I am dehydrated. You can actually feel the pulse above the ear in your head on the left side. It's your carotid artery. I read that drinking enough water daily makes you 50% less like to have a stroke so water is important. Switch to Stevia, and walk an hour a day and don't use a lot of salt. Tonight I really pulsed and know it's because I haven't had enough water, but did have salty chinese.
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replied April 1st, 2010
Same Issues + Sharp Pain
I have all the same problems. If I walk up stairs, my head is pounding and I can hear my heartbeat. The same can happen if I get up after sitting a while. And I''ve occasionally had problems with my legs/feet going numb while I sleep - but to the point where the pain is so bad it wakes me up. Additionally, I''ve noticed that when I run around, laughing, playing with my niece - my head pounds the same, but I also get a sharp pain at the back of my head (roughly just above where the spine meets the skull). This all goes away in a couple minutes if I stop moving (but niece''s don''t let you stop for long!). I figured this must be a sign of high blood pressure. But I generally have low blood pressure. It would be nice to know if this was a major problem. I''m more worried about the sharp pain I get if I laugh too much. If anyone has additional info - please inform. Thanks!
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replied August 27th, 2011
Pounding In Head
I have had two episodes of hearing my head pounding - once while sleeping, sounded like someone was breaking into our home, woke husband so not my imagination. Another episode while upset and crying and I am depressed either. However have sleep apnea, that I was really diagnosed with. Went to Cardiologist about these two episodes, he though they were benign, however recommended CPAP for sleep apnea to allow my airways not be blocked while sleeping - should help with my health. Thanks!
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replied April 2nd, 2010
This website should be banned. Nothing but morons answer the questions. It''s like all they want to do is talk about problems that don''t even match yours. A doctor should be answering your questions, not these dumbos. Please, go to a free clinic or dial a nurse or something, don''t ask these dipshits.
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replied April 8th, 2010
Sorry you feel that way Mileah. You're free to follow your own advice and go elsewhere.
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replied April 9th, 2010
sound in ears
Hi,
Lately i have been experiencing problem in my ears. i hear some kind of sound like wind blowing or the sound after a hicup.At times i m also afraid to burp/yawn bcoz it seems to me and also at times it does trigger the sound and then it will go on for sometime. This problem at times keeps going on for hours and times for mins only.The problem only happens at intervals which lasts for few seconds. I usually forget this problem when i m busy with something but when the sound is high then it is difficult to ignore it. I have reduced the intake of the salt.
I have a lovely family , a lovely husband and a 19 months old baby. i m very scared. How big is this problem? is this curable
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replied May 10th, 2010
Is having my heart pound fairly hard in my chest a normal thing? It''s becoming a concern of mine.
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replied September 23rd, 2010
I am 80yrs old
Am very fit
Still backpacking on my own SE Asia
Frequently, experience pulse beating in my head especially when lying down to sleep at nights.
Take no medication but allow my brain to stabilise my discomfort and do not become stressed.
Sometimes lying on my back helps to avoid compacting the carotid artery.
Other wise, drink half a bottle of whisky and I"m sure
you will have a trouble free night.
Don't waste the doctors time
Sailor John
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