rapid thumping sound in left ear
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@kittyrushing: I have experienced this type of tinnitus, exactly matching my heartbeat. I suffer from severe anxiety and depression, and take medication for these conditions. I tried all kinds of medication and got many tests done, but the sound continued. Then, about a year ago, I took pregabalin to control my anxiety. What happened was very unexpected. In addition to a reduction in my anxiety, the sound in my ears also stopped. And has remained stopped. I don't know if this would help you. All the best.
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Thank you so much. I will suggest it to my doctor and give it a try.
Please rule out AVM, arterio-venous malformation. Lisa Blake, Chiropractic Physician
And how do you go about doing that?
Yes I agree with @shieldandguide, you should def rule out AVM and DAVF. This is typically done by cerebral angiogram. I went thru this process…ENT suggested I had anxiety and depression. Not the case, in fact I’m going for my 2nd angio on Monday to check everything out because pulsatile tinnitus is back after procedure a year ago. I was diagnosed with DAVF.
Who did your angiogram. . . a neurologist, an otolaryngologist, a cardiologist?? Thank you for your help.
A neurosurgeon, the ENT referred me.
Hello all, Just found this site and will give it a try. Has anyone in this group ever experienced intermittent. rapid, loud thumps heard in their head? I can't differentiate if it is my head or my ears that is perceiving it. I have no medical history that would cause this annoying symptom, my heart and lungs are very healthy. I have no disease but moderate arthritis. Please do share…… Thank you!
I’m so glad you’ve joined Connect – welcome! You may notice that I moved your message to the ENT group as we have several members talking about similar symptoms, and I'd like to connect you with them. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.
As you go through this discussion, you’ll meet a few members who’ve talked about a condition called pulsatile tinnitus – a type of rhythmic thumping or whooshing, like a heartbeat, that only you can hear. Here’s some more information from Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350156
When did you notice your symptoms, @shieldandguide?
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