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Pulsatile tinnitus

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Posted by Kitty Rushing. It has been six months since I last posted about my pulsatile tinnitus and nothing has changed. I still have it and my heart beat pounds in my head 24 hours a day. I have now had an mra and another kind of scan. I have received the same advice from my internist, cardiologist, and two otolaryngologists: “So sorry. You will just have to accept it.” It began 2/3 years ago with a swooshing sound when I quit taking a daily .81 aspirin after 30 years. It soon became a Heartbeat. On a doctor’s advice, I have been back on the aspirin for a year or two but the pounding continues, especially at night. I also was prescribed Losartan and Metoprolol for high blood pressure although I did not have high blood pressure but the pounding does seem to be a little slower. I am sure that every cause for this condition is different but Thanks for letting me vent.

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I completely sympathize with you. I have had the thumping/whoosh sound for years with no relief. It comes and goes, sometimes several times a day or night. I try very hard to ignore it which isn't an easy thing to do. No doctor has been able to offer any way to relieve it and I've heard many different theories about the cause. My theory: no one knows why it happens. Mine does not coincide with my heart beat, I thought it did but aft careful testing, it clearly does not.
If you ever find a solution please come to this board and I will do the same. In the meantime I am wishing you relief.

Mine is gone. Go see a vascular surgeon. You may have an AV DURAL FISTULA. It can be repaired!!

I’ve had pulsatile tinnitus for 10 years. Use http://www.whooshers.com for up-to-date medical info. and support.
There are a few MDs who are very knowledgeable about p.t. and you can find them using that site.
There’s a Facebook group, but I don’t use Facebook, so don’t know much about it. Most of us have found ways to deal with it, including me. Start with the Whooshers site. Hope this helped! Lisa