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Old 05-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Ear thumping and nasal leakage

For the past few months, I have noticed a "thumping" in my left ear. It isn't in tune with my heart beat and sometimes occurs in rapid time. I can have up to 30 "thumps" in one minute. Just boom boom boom. Other times it's only once or twice. I have been to an ENT and he referred me to test my hearing, ear pressure, etc and everything came back fine.

I had been doing research during this time and found somethig that sounds quite similar, ttm. It's basically a myoclonus effect of one the ear muscles. Furthermore, I suffer from non-epileptic seizures, which are also myoclonic. So it makes sense. I mentioned this to the testing specialist and she agreed that it could very well be that.

But then I also have this leakage from my nose. Generally my right side. It isn't like a runny nose because I can generally feel those coming on as well as symptoms like stuffy nose. But this just happens. I feel a wetness at the tip of my nose and realize it's leaking. It's been happening since this ear thumping started. I hadn't related the two until recently. I'd been finding online information about brain fluid leaking out through the nose and that sounds similar to what I'm experiencing. My husband suggested that maybe it's the cause of both my ear thumping and nose leaking.

He suggested that maybe it's like a bottle of pop or some drink that will "bubble" as air lows through it. You know when you're drinking from a bottle and there's that bubbly effect? Maybe that's similar to what's happening. Air is escaping through a tiny whole that is leaking the fluid and the air is causing a "bubbling" effect which is the thumping that I'm feeling. I don't know if that's even possible, but it's an idea.

I am setting an appointment with a neuro-specialist that also specializes in ENT and I am mentioning both issues. But it might be a while before I get in.

My question is if anyone has experienced this or if you have any ideas?

 
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: Ear thumping and nasal leakage

In Virginia I hear a thumping most nights, 1-3 beats per second of varying intensity. No runny nose but I take a daily antihistamine (Zyrtec). The thumping I hear is below the normal human hearing threshold of 20 Hz but due to a vestibular disorder I can hear down to near zero. I have monitored and measured the thumping down to 0.0125 Hz at 120 dB (I bought the test apparatus) . It is called Infrasound and made intentionally by a person with an Infrasound generating device (fan). The wavelength is over 17 miles long and nothing blocks it. I have custome molded ear plugs made and that helps when trying to sleep. I also take OTC Dramine ($5/100 in bulk). The moronic people doing this are addicted to the intense bass sound that vibrates them. Anyone with a serious vestibular disorder East of the Mississsippi, North to Canada and South to Florida may hear it to some degree. The source is in Virginia and I can hear it 600 miles away in Florida or New York. Most MD's don't have a clue about this as none of them can hear it and audio testing only goes down to 250 Hz. It is similar to wind turbine syndrome but much lower in frequency and more intense.

Fortunately the Infrasound from wind turbines has stimulated some research into the area of Infrasound and how it negatively effects our ears.

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