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Does anyone out there experience this??? A pounding head, its as if I can feel the pulse in my head at all times. It is especially bad when I lay my head down (at night on my pillow for example). I have an appt next week to see a neurologist and they will probably set me up for a MRI. This has been going on for almost a year now and just suddenly seems to be getting worse. My head does not hurt, so it's not like a true headache, more of a discomfort, and it's hard to fall asleep. It (the pounding) seems to go up the back of my neck, over the top of my ears to my temples on both sides. Any suggestions?

I too have a pulse in the head, but only when I move my eyes horizontally. That's so bizarre.

It's clearly distinct from the heartbeat. I can hear the heartbeat in my head, esp. if I put my hands on my ears. However, I cannot really hear that pulse, but I can feel it. It's not a strong pounding, and it doesn't hurt at all. It's just annoying. Very annoying.

I only feel it when I move my eyes from left to right, or right to left, but never up/down/up. It does not happen either if I move my head horizontally without moving my eyes.

It' usually something between 1 and 5 pulses. The last ones in a sequence of 5 for example, are usually slower than the first one.

e.g. it goes: poom poom poom ... poom ... pooom

Everytime I move my eyes!

Any thoughts anybody? This is just so weird. Note that I have been taking Citalopram at a low dose for the past 9 months. That's an antidepressant. Also, I have been reguraly sick for the past 5 months, colds, chills, fever. Oh, and I have been sick with a cold with chills and a fever for the past 4 days now, and stopped Citalopram 3 days ago. Could this all be related? Cold + withdrawal symptoms?

In anycase, I am still very curious to understand what is causing this pounding.

Thanks for your help! Great thread BTW.

I am not sure if i suffer from this but i do know when i excersice or when by heart rate increases I feel every pulse in my head, uncomfortable when your hearts beating 130 bpm!

But, the one thing i do to get rid of it is to put my fingers in both ears. This eliminates the problem. This is why im wondering if the pulse is actually in my ears and not my head.

Give it a try and see how it goes. Ive had this since i was young.

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