Entire Head Buzzing

Discussion in 'Support' started by Robert44, Oct 5, 2015.

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    1. Robert44

      Robert44 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud concert
      Sometimes my Tinnitus wakes me up from a deep sleep. This is when it's the loudest. When I wake up I feel my entire head buzzing also. People who don't have Tinnitus could never believe how scary this is. For me is the worst part of having T. Anyone else experiencing this? Thanks
       
    2. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      yes i do ...
       
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Me too and dizzy with it....lots of love glynis
       
    4. Robert44

      Robert44 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud concert
      It also feels like my whole head is electrified.
       
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    5. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Yes, head buzz is the worst ...I am fine with the eeeeeee part .
       
    6. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      My T blasts away most mornings resonating in the head, sometimes waking me up before the alarm does, lol. But the heck with it. I use my mental imagery to help deal with it and it works for me. These spikes at wake up time is called 'awakening response' by the central nervous system, kind of making sure all vital signs are there working, including those high pitch hair cells in the cochlear, lol. This is like a pilot starting a jet, making sure all instruments working. When the CNS can't find those high pitch hair cells working, then the CNS just creates a phantom sound to replace it, and with a vengeance (so much louder). I don't suffer from these morning blasts any more. Used to cave in to them with anxiety and panic. No longer. I have my special technique to help myself which I describe in my success story.

      Here is how Dr. Nagler describes the awakening response in more technical/medical detail:

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads...xiety-level-is-on-alert-why.9370/#post-111180

      “I have always felt it to be due to the role of the reticular formation in tinnitus perception. The reticular formation is a primitive structure in the brain stem. It's a "vital sign monitor." When you wake up, the RF checks to see whether or not you are alive! It looks for heartbeat, respirations, blood pressure, temperature - basic bodily signs. It does not care whether or not these signs are good or bad - just that they are present. And as far as the RF is concerned, tinnitus is part of "expected" body function in an individual suffering from severe intrusive tinnitus. So when you wake, your RF checks to see whether or not tinnitus is present. And if it doesn't immediately find the tinnitus, the RF seeks it with a vengeance - - especially in the post-nap state, when there has been inadequate REM sleep and when, therefore, the RF is on already "high alert" that something might not be quite right. Theoretically - very theoretically - this RF hyperactivity in seeking tinnitus, which in a person with severe intrusive tinnitus it equates with life, results in temporarily markedly augmented tinnitus perception.”
       
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    7. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      If I sleep through the night, I'll wake to silence that can last all day. This week it wakes me up after about an hours sleep, like clockwork. Usually I'm dreaming about it before I wake up - so you know its not Dr. Nagler's theory in this case - it's just raging as I sleep.
       

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