Women's Health

Heartbeat/wishing sound in my head

Hi

I have the above happening to me and I am interested in what causes it and is it treatable. I’m 53 years old and recently been suffering from depression. I’m on anti depressant drugs. I’m interested in what this is and what caused it Or is this a thyroid condition or am I going mad 😬

Thank you

Regards

Hazel

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Could be tinnitus?

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Thank you I did think it could be but it’s not there all the time and with tinnitus is your hearing ability affected? As my hearing is fine.

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Not sure. Have you had a hearing test?

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No I went to my GP this morning and he is having me put through an MOT health check as I need one ha ha

Thank you for your help though

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Lol me too x

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No, it just causes whooshing, & depending on severity a high pitched sound or car alarm going off near my head. 😡

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My sons girlfriend is being referred to an ent specialist as she has can hear her heartbeat in her ear. She has been told it may be related to a type of food she is eating.

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Hi there,

Is this in your head or do you mean you can hear it inside your ear kind of thing?

I often hear like a pulsating throbbing inside my ear. Kind of like a pulse.

Drives me nuts especially when I'm trying to go to sleep.

I googled it and found it fits in with tinnitus. Never bothered going to the doctors to confirm it because it only happens every now and again so I can cope with it.

I do also get a high pitched squeaking noise too sometimes. That's more annoying then the pulsating though.

I hope you manage to get to the bottom of it soon!

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Thank you

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I have this when my B12 is low or I’ve had a little too much thyroid medication. Depression is common with thyroid disorders, though your issue could be due to insufficient nutrients the body needs to produce, convert, & absorb thyroid hormones.

Can you ask for yours to be tested? Free T3 & T4, TSH, vitamins D, B12 & folate, iron & ferritin. Autoimmune thyroiditis is common, so the antibodies for this need looking at, too. If you get your results, post them with the laboratory ranges on Thyroid UK where the lovely clever people will help.

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Thank you. I’m waiting for my blood results but when I get them I will ask about this. Very helpful

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You're welcome!

Some countries supplement with B12 if levels are below 500, even higher is needed for good thyroid hormone conversion.

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Pulistile titinnus, it’s called. If you google it can be a number of things. Sometimes there is not cause that can be found. Gold standard test is a catheter angiogram to the brain to look at the Veins and artery’s in the head and neck. I’ve been though all the diagnostic tests and not found anything so far....

Your hearing doesn’t have to be affected, other name for it is called vascular tinnitus.

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Thank you

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Mlkk

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