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Old 12-18-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

For the last month or two I feel my heartbeat in my head. Especially when I lie down on either one of my ears I can feel my heartbeat and hear it very loudly. It really bothers me so I have been sleeping on my back because I do not hear it as much. I really want to understand why this happens and what this could be from? I am an otherwise healthy female who is 22 years old and I try to workout at least 3 times a week. If you have any information about this, please let me know. Thanks everybody.

 
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:33 PM   #2
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

hello sigirl19

It could be from your blood pressure,inner ear problem...the best thing is to see a dr. and get it checked out.

take care~

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Old 12-20-2008, 09:32 AM   #3
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

Hi Scout316,

Well the thing is is that I have been to the doctor recently and I have good blood pressure, it's always within the normal range and I went to an ear, nose, and throat specialist and had my ears checked out and everything is normal with my ears. So those are ruled out. Any other suggestions?

 
Old 12-20-2008, 11:47 PM   #4
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

sigirl

hello....any ringing/buzzing sounds in your ears also?

sometimes your hearing can become very sensitive....like when you have a virus or a vitamin deficiency...your electrolytes may also be off.

since you said you work out I'm thinking you might be drinking too much water.

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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

I get pulsating heartbeat sounds/palpitations in my left ear, neck and chest - it can last for hours and can keep me up half the night. It's really nerve wracking.

My Endocrinologist said my thyroid medication (for hypothyroid) was too high.

Hyperthyroidism can cause it too.

Here's an info page on heart sounds/palps: [url]http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003081.htm[/url]

 
Old 12-22-2008, 10:53 AM   #6
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

I do get ringing and buzzing in my ears sometimes throughout the day but they only last about 5-10 seconds and don't really bother me, I've just learned to live with those occassional sounds.
As for the electrolytes, how do you know if there is an imbalance?

My thyroid has been checked before and it has been fine (with a simple blood test), how often should one's thyroid be checked? Thanks ladies!

And I don't drink an excessive amount of water when I work out. I should actually be drinking more water each day.

 
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

Hi sigirl19
Do you have any hearing loss at all? I have experienced heartbeat in my ear due to hearing loss. have you experienced a recent head trauma? Did you do anything strenuous at the gym around your neck area?

 
Old 01-10-2009, 11:29 AM   #8
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

I do not have any hearing loss, I actually just had a hearing test and was told my hearing is great. No recent head trauma. And as for my neck, it seems like it is a bit messed up. If I press on it in certain areas, it really hurts. I had a massage done yesterday and when my neck was being massaged it really hurt. Can you give me more info regarding my neck? Maybe you know something I don't. Thanks! =)

 
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

Hi sigirl19
I am not a dr but have had trouble on and off with my neck since the birth of my first baby 4 yrs ago I did something to it trying to push her out....it was really painful for days after and I ended up going to see an amazing massage therapist who uses pressure points to releive (sp?) pain. On thing he did say was if it is causing you pain do not massage it. THe neck is very delicate and can be damaged further by to aggresive a massage. I would try and see a physiotherapist too and get some xrays/scan of your neck just to make sure all is ok. You may be putting too much stress on it at the gym maybe?
My neck is weaker due to the first incident so I have to make sure I don;t stress it further.

 
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Hi sigirl19
Do you have any hearing loss at all? I have experienced heartbeat in my ear due to hearing loss. have you experienced a recent head trauma? Did you do anything strenuous at the gym around your neck area?
This may be nothing and I don't want to worry you, but.....I had a stroke in August 2008 and had been hearing/feeling pulse in my ear and in my head....they told me thats because I had a vein malfunction and that I shouldn't feel my pulse up there.....now that they fixed things, I don't feel my pulse up there any more...

 
Old 01-23-2009, 01:59 PM   #11
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Hello,
I've had this problem for a good 8 or 9 years now. Anytime I try to relax my body feels like it moving with my heart beat. When I tell my doctors they just look at me like I'm crazy.

stumpersam - what kind of doctor (specialist) do you see?

 
Old 01-24-2009, 07:48 AM   #12
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Hello,
I've had this problem for a good 8 or 9 years now. Anytime I try to relax my body feels like it moving with my heart beat. When I tell my doctors they just look at me like I'm crazy.

stumpersam - what kind of doctor (specialist) do you see?
what do you do to relax? and how is your blood pressure?

 
Old 01-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #13
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

Doctor said my blood pressure is normal. I think it's a little low, around 100/60. I've had readings as low as 85/58.

By relax. I mean any time I sit still to watch tv or lie down to go to sleep. When I wake in the morning I get up wright away because I hate the moving feeling. It's like I feel my pulse in my ear, head, arms, hands and back. With each heart beat I feel the movement.

Doctors look at me like I'm crazy.

 
Old 01-25-2009, 02:20 AM   #14
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Re: Why do I feel/hear my heartbeat in head?

Do you have problems with fluid in your ears or any kind of hearing deficit? I used to hear what you describe when my ears would be bothering me. In other words, if my ears were bugging me (feel stopped up or full)then I would sometimes hear my pulse or my heart beat like you describe. (you probably noticed it more I am thinking when your enviornment was quiet-as when you were relaxing.)

 
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Doctor said my blood pressure is normal. I think it's a little low, around 100/60. I've had readings as low as 85/58.

By relax. I mean any time I sit still to watch tv or lie down to go to sleep. When I wake in the morning I get up wright away because I hate the moving feeling. It's like I feel my pulse in my ear, head, arms, hands and back. With each heart beat I feel the movement.

Doctors look at me like I'm crazy.
I read before bedtime, don't eat or drink anything after 7 pm (or try not to). The nights I have fallen asleep reading have been my best nights sleep.....

when they took my bp in the hospital it was around 110...when it got lower, the nurses just had me drink more water, then it got back up a little.....

 
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