swooshing sound in left ear UPDATE

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by razorqueen, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. razorqueen

    razorqueen Member

    I've been having this for about 1 month now. It is only in my left ear, and with every beat of my heart. I mainly only notice it at bedtime, but sometimes, if I am over heated in my head, or anxious I can feel/hear it during the day as well.

    Anyone else have this? What do you do about it? I am waiting to see my dr as it isn't going away! It is very annoying!

    [This Message was Edited on 10/12/2007]
  2. froggyfog

    froggyfog New Member

    Sometimes it is normal and sometimes it needs medical attention.

    You need to make an appt with your doctor to follow up with this.

    I was dx with a Pulsitile(sp) Bruit and my symptoms were EXCATELY the same as yours. The doctor(Neuro) did a MRI of my brain

    You could probably goggle info on it....I had mine for years and it comes and goes without warning.

    If you have any other symptoms such as confusion, dizziness, trouble speaking, or weakness on one side of the body or a very bad headache...go to the ER.

  3. razorqueen

    razorqueen Member

    now you are scareing me! I've been having headaches for the last couple of weeks that won't go away, tho I wouldn't call them severe. I am also having alot of upper back/shoulder/neck tension that I can't get rid off, even with massage.

  4. froggyfog

    froggyfog New Member

    I'm sorry...I didn't mean to scare you.

    I have had mine for about 17 years and I have migraines too and of course the muscle tension from the FM/CFS.

    Did you look it up on goggle....there are a lot of things that could cause it and a lot of times the doctors say it is normal and not to worry.

    I can only hear mine when I am lying in bed and sometimes I have to lay on the opposite side so I can sleep.

    Like I said its probably nothing. I just want you to be safe and follow through with your doctor and if you do have other symptoms to get it checked out sooner.

    It's OK, knowledge is power. Just know the sign and symptoms of a stroke and if you have those you need to go to ER.

    With having neck, shoulder tension...you probably have the headache because of that. You would have a SEVERE headache from what I read.

    Again I have had doctors tell me that a lot of people have them.

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  5. froggyfog

    froggyfog New Member

    Here is a site that will give you some information...but there are a lot of sites out there.


    I hope it is OK that I posted it here. I just want to help.
  6. DizzyS

    DizzyS New Member

    but it goes away...haven't had it for a while. I also have had felt my heartbeat in other areas too...stomach mostly.

    I have been hearing a sound like the ocean in my ears for a few months...I thought it was due to swimming.

    I had it checked the doc. said it wasn't swimmer's ear, that it must be from allergies? It is less now that it has been.
  7. littlebrownwren

    littlebrownwren New Member

    I have had the same thing going on in my right ear for some time now. It's driving me nuts.

    It's as if someone is rubbing 2 balloons together in my ear everytime I lay my head on my pillow.

    I've been worried about it but have so many other things going on that have done nothing about it.

    I tried to google your spelling of it and it came up with O. Would you please try again for me.

    Thanks wren
  8. froggyfog

    froggyfog New Member

    It is probably nothing but the doctor needs to know to make sure.

    I have had mine for many years....when it was first DX the neuro doc basically gave me signs and symptoms of stroke to look out for....take about being scared.

    I remember that 4th of July wondering if it would be my last chance to see the beautiful fireworks.

    Anyway, most recently when I mention it to a doctor, he said a lot of people have this and it is not serious....so who knows.

    I do know I'm not dead yet and I have had it for around 17 years.

    I believe in better safe than sorry.
  9. harmony21

    harmony21 New Member

    or sign of high blood pressure...

    I recently posted FM and tinnitus and quite a few people replied they were experiencing the same thing

    I started in my left ear and although the doc tells me its not tinnitus Iam not so sure... I still have it in my left ear and its starting in my right as well

    You cant do anything about it it appararently so Iam told and you just get used to it

    Since my diagnosis of FM I have eternal problems with my sinuses and ears and have had them syringed quite a few timies

    I also have psoarisus in my ears, itchy thus flaky rubbish in my ear and at the moment pretty deaf in the right ear

    wonderful hey???? check with the doctor next time you go lovey

    kindly thoughts and angel hugs
  10. harmony21

    harmony21 New Member

    so sorry!!!!

    Yeah fluid it could be too my son had that and a decongestant helped heaps, good idea......

    angel hugs
  11. razorqueen

    razorqueen Member

    been doing some reading on this. I have an appointment to see my dr on Oct 12, but am going on Thursday to see my Chiro.

    It doesn't seem to stop if I press on my the side of my neck where I can hear the swooshing in time with my heart beat. Some times I can hear it during the day too.

    I took my blood pressure the other day at the pharmacy and the top number was on the high side. This not normal at all for me.
  12. bunnyfluff

    bunnyfluff Member

    I had this EXACT thing for a long time- let me tell you what it is.

    I had low blood volume from being undx'd Celiac, and I was anemic, and my blood volume was thin. Your large artery is on the left side, that's why you hear it there, and not on the right, also.

    I had STUPID, STUPID Dr's give me lame-o excuses for it like "I get that when I exercise sometimes, too"....I would say, "NO, it's like ALL THE TIME", and they blew me off.

    Finally, when I had cannibalized my bone marrow to stay alive, and nearly collapsed, did someone take me seriously and try to figure his stuff out. Once I corrected my diet, and my red blood cells built back up and increased the stregth of my blood, it "magically" disappeared.

    Hope this helps,
  13. dollinitup

    dollinitup New Member

    this is just my opinion and not meant to scare anyone.

    i would have this checked out! asap!
    as someone who has seen 5 aneurisms in 4 generarations in my family when it comes to swoohing and headaches i would take nothing for granted.

  14. Ginner

    Ginner New Member

    I don't know if this is the same, I can hear myself swallow, a gurgle.

    I had injections in my cervical area 7 months ago.

    Ever since then, when I swallow my ears gurgle. Or I can hear myself swallow. It is so annoying.

    I went to an ENT and he gave me ear drops for one ear because of bacterial infection but the other ear was fine.

    The gurgle I get is in both ears. He didn't know why.

    It was so obvious it happend after the injection.

    So now I am leary of injections.

    They must have gotten close to my ear canal.

    Not to scare anyone but the truth.
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  15. razorqueen

    razorqueen Member

    so what kind of changes did you make with your diet, and how did you come to realize it was because of this?

    I can even hear it right now and its the middle of the day...I am not in bed! grrr!
  16. ruthietoothie9

    ruthietoothie9 New Member

    I have intracranial hypertension, also known as pseudotumor cerebri. One of the symptoms is pulsitile tinnitis - or hearing your heartbeat and other bizarre stuff. Most doctors don't know anything about it.

    How's your vision? With intracranial hypertension (IH), you have too much cerebrospinal fluid, which puts pressure on your brain, including your optic nerves. An MRI will show nothing abnormal. The only way to be diagnosed with IH is through a process of elimination - normal MRI, normal spinal fluid but elevated spinal fluid pressure.

    When I say most doctors don't know anything about it, I really mean that. Opthalmologists and some neurologists know, but the only specialist for it is a neuropthalmologist. Nobody knows what causes it, how to treat it, or how to cure it. The nice news is that it doesn't kill anyone! LOL

    Oh, and it mostly effects overweight women. Google it and find out more if you want, but don't stress over it too much. Just go see your doctor.

    Everything gets worse with stress, so don't worry be happy!

    Good luck -

  17. froggyfog

    froggyfog New Member

    As you can tell from all the answers here, there are a lot of different things that could be causing the swhoosing....

    The swooshing can be VERY serious or nothing at all.

    The only way you will know is to go and have this checked out by a doctor or two.

    Don't put this off and assume it is nothing important.

    None of us can examine your ears, do a MRI etc., so don't rely completely on one answer...get to a doctor and have it checked out.


  18. Ginner

    Ginner New Member

    When you like bend down do you ever have your hearing blocked until you are upright again?

    I have that.
  19. harmony21

    harmony21 New Member

    and my sinuses are blocked also, I have had this problem since i got diagnosed with FM

    At first i thought it to be the air con at work but I havent been there for 12 months now and stil have it.....

    do any of you have your ears syringed out????

    I have had quite a few times now and think i need to again as Iam deaf in my right ear and my head feels like wood!!!

    Any of you have this????

    angel hugs and blessings
  20. Aeronsmom

    Aeronsmom New Member

    I have had my going on 3 years, I get the swooshing sound as well as a vibration sound and this is ALL the time from the time I go to bed and wake up, I talked to my Dr and she seems to think that it is from the fibro...of course I can't think of why. I have to have something all the time like a radio or tv until I fall asleep, when I wake up during the night I have to put the tv back on again till I fall back to sleep.

    Love to all, Ann