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    Old 05-16-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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    Hi all, I am a first timer here. I have been looking for a forum that I can share my problems with. At night just when I start falling into sleep I, somtimes, get these nerve like bursts in my head. Doesn't do it at other times just at getting to sleep and sometimes it wakes me up from a deep sleep. There is no pain with it. It's kind of like the twitching we all get in our eye lid ot other skin areas, uneven twitchs, not evenly spaced. It's not heart because I have an arrythmia problem that I can feel and it doesn't mirror it at all. Sometimes I think it could be related to my tinnitus/ear ringing but I don't know since I have had the tinnitus for about 12 years. At night when it bothers me I just open my eyes and sit up and it is gone just to possibly reappear at getting back to sleep. I do have some nights without having the problem but it seems to be getting fairly frequent. I am on heart medicine and vytorin, as well as some vitamins that I have been on all of them for years. Any comments or help sure would be appreciated. Thanks all.... Gary

     
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    Old 05-24-2007, 05:17 AM   #2
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    Gary,

    I have been experiencing same "nerve pulses" for over 4 years now. Its strange... they will stop the moment I open my eyes. It never happens during the day. I also have slight tinnitus, but those pulses are driving me mad. In the beginning there were less frequent, now is every night-mid- morn. Had MRI/CT brain scans, blood test and various tests for inner ear. The were Ok, seen lots of doc and specialist, they donít know whats causing this.... they say some slight damage in inner ear, possible after flu virus bla bla bla.... I am going to see ENT again :-) next month. What are your doctors saying?
    Take care :-)

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    Old 05-24-2007, 04:16 PM   #3
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    Gary,

    I have been experiencing same "nerve pulses" for over 4 years now. Its strange... they will stop the moment I open my eyes. It never happens during the day. I also have slight tinnitus, but those pulses are driving me mad. In the beginning there were less frequent, now is every night-mid- morn. Had MRI/CT brain scans, blood test and various tests for inner ear. The were Ok, seen lots of doc and specialist, they donít know whats causing this.... they say some slight damage in inner ear, possible after flu virus bla bla bla.... I am going to see ENT again :-) next month. What are your doctors saying?
    Take care :-)

    Robert

     
    Old 05-24-2007, 10:32 PM   #4
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    What do you mean nerve pulses? What I mean is can you describe it better? Does it only do it when your eyes are closed and you are near sleep or just laying there? If your eyes are closed and it is a bright flash with a pulse that is your nerve endings firing in your brain. This is normal it happens to me all the time.

     
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    What do you mean nerve pulses? What I mean is can you describe it better? Does it only do it when your eyes are closed and you are near sleep or just laying there? If your eyes are closed and it is a bright flash with a pulse that is your nerve endings firing in your brain. This is normal it happens to me all the time.
    The feeling is like small painless electrical shocks that are simular to twitching of skin areas such as in our eyelids, from time to time. Kind of hard to properly describe the feeling. Another description is like small blasts of adrenalin going through my head, just little and quick shocks or bursts (painless), no flashs, and always when I am getting into a sleep. Sometimes goes on and off for short while then stops for a bit and starts again. But when I open my eyes it stops. I have had it happen, in the past, when I have had a bad head cold but I notice it more in my eyes. Haven't been to a doctor yet because I just think she will think it's all in my head (not meaning as a joke or pun). Thanks all and I appreciate your feed back and hope to get more. I do have the little "electrical bursts" in my eyes when I am going from the laying position to the sitting postion. I have tried to adjust to the round the clock ear ringing from the tintitus as well as ear plugging over the past 12 years. My hearing has been affected greatly also but the impulses are only about 2 months old. I can fall asleep in a sitting position and never had got the impulses, yet. Once in a great while I have a day of low or maybe even no ear ringing for a day BUT if I doze off, sitting in a chair, even for just a minute, when I awaken my ears have come back very loudly with ringing. I have seen a ENT for the ringing and dizziness about 10 years ago but all he could do is have me get the tinitus maskers (look like hearing aids) and those were adjustable to sound to over ride the ringing. Sound produced by the maskers was worse than the ringing so $1400 down the drain. Another GP doctor perscribed Lorazepam tp try for the dizziness and that has helped that part tremously, even though lorazepam side affects can cause dizziness, but not for me.

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    Old 05-26-2007, 03:48 PM   #6
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    Hey, I have had similar sensations and more, read my story, massive tingling and pulsation!! I started new neurofeedbackprotocols and it starts again, but not nearly as heavy as in the beginning...

     
    Old 06-22-2007, 06:39 PM   #7
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    Re: Nerve pulses in head only at sleep.

    Garymay


    I've had MRI/MRA/MRV with contrast of head and neck done last week. The were looking for tumors and any abnormalities of blood circulations, nerve signals etc..Everything is normal. ENT got no idea where are those pulses coming from.
    Are still experiencing them? Have ever been treated by Chiropractor? Just a thought... mine pulses started few weeks after I seen one.

     
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