New — Recent Heartbeat Sounds in Right Ear After Hours in High Winds

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lucy2922, Apr 7, 2015.

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    1. Lucy2922

      Lucy2922 Member

      Location:
      USA
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      04/2015
      Hi everyone - I just signed up to this forum after several days of off and on HB/wooshing sounds in my right ear. The sounds started 4 evenings ago after I spent three hours in high winds slapping me on the right, outside. I only mention that in the off-chance that it's relevant. At any rate, the sounds are completely in sync with my HB, I cannot hear them constantly, they come and go, and the sound is not loud - fairly low and faint. In addition, my ear feels a little "full" or swollen, so there is a chance that there is inflammation in there, but I haven't had it looked at yet. Any ideas/thoughts on my situation would be great. This is the first time I've ever had any experience with this, although I would say I've had general low-level ear-ringing/tinnitus for years due to general modern-day ear damage that didn't bother me much. This definitely feels different. Thanks for your thoughts on this.
       
    2. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Lucy, and welcome!

      You've described your situation very well, and it is possible that you have PT. But the first thing to do, in my opinion, would be to have an ENT or other doctor check your ear for inflammation. Then, do as the doctor prescribes, if there is an ear infection or other problem.

      If no ear infection or inflammation is found, then you might want to pursue being checked by a doctor who understands what pulsatile tinnitus is. That doctor might be a specialist, such as a neurologist or neurotologist.

      The pulsating can be caused by many things, including high blood pressure, increased fluid in the body, or some sort of obstruction, injury near the ear, or vascular condition.

      First things first, however. Please do consider having your ear checked out to be sure there are no other problems. I hope you'll update us, after you see a doctor, on how you're doing. I have pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear, too. Mine occurred right after taking blood pressure meds for the first time.

      Take care, and keep us posted on how you're doing!

      Best wishes and hugs,
      Karen
       
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    3. Lucy2922

      Lucy2922 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Thanks, Karen. I was really hoping you'd say there was no way it was PT. I am going to wait and see how my ear feels for a few more days and will get it checked out if nothing changes. Am taking golden seal supplements as my MIL advises it for inflammations. No change yet. I'll update this post when I have anything. In the meantime, I'll search the forum for more on others' experiences. Thanks, again.
       
    4. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Lucy,

      Maybe being out in the wind does have something to do with it. It's also very possible that your ear is inflamed or even infected. It is really hard to say, and I hope you do get checked out by a professional if it doesn't go away.

      I was just thinking that yours does seem somewhat like mine; I too had mild regular tinnitus in my right ear before the pulsating started. It could be that the ear was already vulnerable, and in your case, more likely to become irritated in some way.

      I really hope it goes away soon for you!

      Take care,
      Karen
       
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    5. Lucy2922

      Lucy2922 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      HI Karen - well, I saw a NP and the PT seemed to have diminished to nothing over the course of the previous evening and morning, but it's not gone. I just posted a new thread with a question about how long to wait before testing and about people's experience with a feeling of fullness in the ear.
       
    6. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Lucy,

      I just responded to your PM. Also, the fullness in the ears is a pretty common symptom of tinnitus (not just pulsatile tinnitus), and it seems to come and go. Mine has pretty much gone away now, but in the beginning, the feeling of fullness was really bad and very bothersome. I was constantly trying to pop my ears, which did nothing toward making it go away. I think it's an imbalance in the Eustachian tubes. Eventually, yours may go away on its own, too.

      Other people may have additional comments about this phenomenon.
       
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