Thumping in the Right Ear

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jorge, Feb 15, 2014.

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    1. Jorge

      Jorge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      hey all,

      last tuesday i noticed this irregular thumping (as if you were to hit your index finger on a wooden desk type sound) in my right ear. it would only occur when i'd yawn or stretch or stuff like that but today is the first day it's been ongoing. it comes like every minute or so, with about 5-10 thumps each time. i started taking nasonex last wednesday because my doc prescribed it a while ago since she thought my tinnitus and "dreamstate" mindset was due to ETD. but yeah, any others with this thumping? i really hope it's not pulsatile tinnitus. come to think about it now, sometimes it matches my heartbeat but sometimes the thumps are a bit faster.
      any ideas to what could have caused it?
       
    2. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I get it too. It took me a long time to figure out that it was a reaction to faint sounds so I put cotton in my ear when it flairs up and it goes away in a couple days. Weird.
       
    3. Jorge

      Jorge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      hey,
      What do you mean a reaction to faint spunds?
       
    4. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      Hey Jorge

      I get the thumping too. I am about 99% certain mine is not pulsatile T. My ears thumped like mad when I inhaled menthol crystals which is meant to clear up sinuses and ease pressure. Perhaps you should try it? Maybe the thumping is due to pressure in the ears?
       
    5. Jorge

      Jorge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      thanks for the response! hmm are you saying that when you inhaled the menthol crystals the thumping calmed down? i have a feeling that it is pressure in my right ear that's just not getting released - i sort of feel it somewhat blocked
       
    6. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      Actually I only feel the thumping when I do it - I feel it in both ears, but more with the one that has the T (I think I get it in both my ears, but my left ear is the one that usually reacts). Also I should warn you that my T seems louder afterwards. However it does calm down after about an hour or so and with help from a nasal spray. However I see this as a good sign for me as I believe it is relieving the pressure in my ear. My T seems to have been caused by a cold though, and I think I am congested.

      How did you get your T?
       
    7. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      Actually I have got thumping when I'm trying to sleep, but not as much as when I inhale
       
    8. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      It does it mostly at night when the house creaks, or my cat makes noise ... the 'startling' sounds in the night.
       
    9. Jorge

      Jorge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      well, i got my T through expousure of loud music (i play in a band and go to a lot of shows) and also i listen to music really loud. i've stopped doing all that for that most part. My T right now is a low volume - it's more of a hissing in my left ear where it's worse but I only hear it when it's super quiet. this thumping that i described was occurring all morning and afternoon - for some reason i don't feel/hear it anymore but it could have been caused due to stress (we'll see tomorrow). now i feel a thump on the right side of my neck near my chin so that's really weird. It might be something wrong with blood flow or something i dont know lol.
      but right now i feel fine. i hope it stays settled, definitely going to the ENT this week though to get it all checked out!
       

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