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Old 06-22-2007, 03:50 AM   #1
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head noises

Hello,
I have today seen my doctor about noises in my head that I thought was tinnutis or some other ear problem. These noises are getting increasingly troublesome and stopping me sleeping, I wake up with a headache as the noise is so loud. Lots of hums, high pitched electrical noises and white noise in my head.. I am mid 40's , divorced and have 3 kids to take care of. I would say I have suffered depression during my life and recently I am extremely down , problems with teeth(also posting on dental board) and feel very lifeless about everything, no social life, runoff my feet with kids, work etc. So I went back to the doctor today about my ear noises and although I have an ENT appt booked, he says it sounds like depression with all the electrical noises in my head. I wouldn't argue that I am depressed but I have always resisted taking anything. I also drink quite alot which I'm sure doesn't help. anyway, he has prescribed me sone Citalopram (20mg) tablets and says to come back in 2 or 3 weeks to see if it is helping. I read the leaflet and nearly freaked out with all the side effects and when it said that you can't drink..........well, i nearly put them in the bin. But I know I can't cope with these noises and if it is the depression that 's doing it, then I should try. I don't know what to do...I'm scared really. Can anyone help? Anyone also had noises in their head that was caused by depression and would these tablets help?

 
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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Re: head noises

Any help on this?!!!!!!!!!

 
Old 06-22-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: head noises

Hi Rose 3,

Have you been scheduled for an MRI?

I don't know if you're aware of this, but your teeth, depending on the severity of dental problems you're having, can affect your ears, nose and throat... and there may even be some infection, perhaps -- who knows?
That will affect the whole body.
Do you also suffer from sinus problems? Maybe you've come down w/sinusitis?
Make sure you keep the appointment with the ENT doctor. Maybe he/she will request an MRI be done.

 
Old 06-22-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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Re: head noises

Hi, thanks for your reply. I have advanced gum disease and am seeing a specialist to try and stop this getting any worse. This has taken a rapid turn for the worse, probably down to the same stress that is making the head noises/depression whatever it is. I haven't got an appt. at ENT until August and I assume that then they will do an MRI if necessary. i guess it could all be related, but no I don't suffer from sinus trouble as a rule apart from after a cold when I do get sinus pain. I suppose it won't hurt to try the anti depressants and see if that helps the head noises and if not, then I have always got the appointment with the ENT. Has anyone else had any type of head noises with depression?

 
Old 06-22-2007, 12:22 PM   #5
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Re: head noises

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Originally Posted by Rosie the 3rd View Post
Hi, thanks for your reply. I have advanced gum disease and am seeing a specialist to try and stop this getting any worse. This has taken a rapid turn for the worse, probably down to the same stress that is making the head noises/depression whatever it is. I haven't got an appt. at ENT until August and I assume that then they will do an MRI if necessary. i guess it could all be related, but no I don't suffer from sinus trouble as a rule apart from after a cold when I do get sinus pain. I suppose it won't hurt to try the anti depressants and see if that helps the head noises and if not, then I have always got the appointment with the ENT. Has anyone else had any type of head noises with depression?
Periodontal disease is very serious.
Did you know that the infection can spread through out the body?

You must make sure you keep your dental appointment and stick to whatever your specialist says.

Also, do you have any problem w/fluid in the ear?
Is your equilibrium off at all? That can also make your head feel weird.... even hear things (the "noise" maybe fluid swishing around -- who knows?)

Get that checked out.

 
Old 06-23-2007, 02:25 AM   #6
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Re: head noises

Hi, yes I do know it's serious and I am doing all I can, including paying a fortune to see a specialist but unfortunately sometimes if you are highly suseptible to it then it is a bit of a losing battle. The noises are not really like fluid and I don't suffer from fluid in the ear-I don't get dizzy with this. The noises are more like electrical whizzing and buzzing. Lots of white noise. It wears me out and gets me down. Best if I don't think too much about it.
Thanks for your suggestions. Maybe the teeth and head noises are all linked and stress related.

 
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