Exploding Head Syndrome?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Deepsky24, Oct 2, 2016.

    1. Deepsky24

      Deepsky24 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Live music, alcohol.
      So I posted on here a little while ago and was disappointed with the lack of feedback but now I have a new theory on what's going on in my head. I've been experiencing a zapping like jolt that I hear in my head but only when I lie down and the best explanation I've found for it is Exploding head syndrome. How about that for a name! I don't hear it sitting up or standing. I can hear approximately 5 of them at any one time if I lie down, along with the tinnitus. It's like an electricity shock coursing through your head. Apparently the syndrome is benign, a para insomnia and/or an auditory hallucination and the attacks are known to disappear but most likely will return at some point. There is no pain associated with them, but they are very distressing even though I'm almost getting used to them. I'm hoping these attacks will subside.

      Has anyone else experienced this?
       
    2. Michael B

      Michael B Member

      Sorry for the lack of feedback. It doesn't sound pleasant at all! I hope it's a temporary condition and that you find relief soon.
       
    3. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Sounds kind of vascular.
       
    4. fedup

      fedup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection and earphone use
      I have had a similar thing ,sort of brain zaps but it has always been caused by reducing certain meds and it soon wears off.
      I have had exploding head syndrome many times ,just as I wake there is a huge BANG !!!
       
    5. Jacob83
      Balanced

      Jacob83 Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud headphones
      I've had this happen to me before a handull of times in life, the 'exploding head syndrome.' Right when I first fall asleep, I've heard a large bang similar to a door being slammed and jump up in fear. Yours sounds incredibly different, but it could be that, too. I'd ask a doctor if I were you
       
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    6. Lex
      Sad

      Lex Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Southeast Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad decisions
      I have this, but upon waking up (and not falling asleep). :( It's like I have an internal alarm clock. It first happened last weekend. Friday morning, I woke up to the sound of running water. Saturday morning, to the sound of a slamming door. Sunday morning, to the sound of a firecracker. Monday and Tuesday, didn't happen. But today on Wednesday, I woke up to the sound of a thud. I know these sounds aren't coming from anywhere because I'm alone in the house.

      The sounds don't cause pain but they make me panic for a few seconds or so upon waking up.
       

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