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With each pulse, a pounding pulse in my head, it feels like my head moved in a quick circle even though I was perfectly still. When I try to get to sleep I often feel like I am falling off the bed, which gives me a jolt of adrenaline that wakes me up. During the day the constant dizzy feeling makes it very hard to concetrate at work. Driving and sometimes walking are difficult.
I'm reading posts from people that seem to have very similar symptoms in this old thread: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=23438&highlight=heart+pounding+in+head

Particularly similar are the symptoms of ajo7846 and eightballgal. My symptoms first started about 4 years ago after intense exercise. The pounding pulse, vertigo and brain fog lasted about 20 minutes. It didn't reoccur for several months and was again triggered by intense exercise. Roughly 3 years ago I had these symptoms every time I even did any light exercise. About 2 years ago the symptoms became constant, 24/7. It was there all day long, there when I went to sleep (and it was very difficult to get to sleep) and it was the first sensation as I woke up. I even dreamed about falling, being rocked on a boat in heavy seas, bumpy airplane rides, etc.

My latest Neurologist is now thinking this could all be caused by stress and wants me to see a psychiatrist. I remind her that this all started from intense exercise so stress can't be the cause. I am suffering from depression but after years of this physically and mentally debilitating condition I think anyone would be depressed. I was not depressed when this all started.

She also wants me to go to another ENT. I have asked her via email to talk to the last ENT I saw a year ago that said this was definately a migraine. I haven't heard back from her yet but it has only been a couple days.
It isn't auditory so it isn't Tinnitus. Its a pounding pulse I feel throughout my head and vertigo with it. If I clench my teeth a little I can feel it in my teeth as well. If I am moving around enough I don't notice the pounding pulse that much but the vertigo is still there. 2 ENTs have done full work ups on me and both said its not a problem with the ears, i.e. Meneires, BPPV, etc.
I have the pounding feeling too, but i also have headaches too. I wonder what that pounding is, your right its not just a "hearing of pulse" its a squishy feeling on all sides of ur skull and ur ears, Does yours get worse with each pulse until it subsides???
[QUOTE=dorotahp;4104569]I have the pounding feeling too, but i also have headaches too. I wonder what that pounding is, your right its not just a "hearing of pulse" its a squishy feeling on all sides of ur skull and ur ears, Does yours get worse with each pulse until it subsides???[/QUOTE]

Mine never subsides. It is with me 24/7.
[QUOTE=Dizzidude;4104015]With each pulse, a pounding pulse in my head, it feels like my head moved in a quick circle even though I was perfectly still. When I try to get to sleep I often feel like I am falling off the bed, which gives me a jolt of adrenaline that wakes me up. During the day the constant dizzy feeling makes it very hard to concetrate at work. Driving and sometimes walking are difficult.[/QUOTE]

,,When I try to get to sleep I often feel like I am falling off the bed, which gives me a jolt of adrenaline that wakes me up". This I have been experience too. But it has stopt now.Must be some nerves playing around:) I have had too ask my husband to get a hold on me so I don't "fall of the bed,,

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[QUOTE=Dizzidude;4104170]It isn't auditory so it isn't Tinnitus. Its a pounding pulse I feel throughout my head and vertigo with it. If I clench my teeth a little I can feel it in my teeth as well. If I am moving around enough I don't notice the pounding pulse that much but the vertigo is still there. 2 ENTs have done full work ups on me and both said its not a problem with the ears, i.e. Meneires, BPPV, etc.[/QUOTE]
Hallo brother. Same here. Seems we just have to live with it.
Type in SCDS or SSCD in the search field and you will see what was causing the pounding heartbeat in my left ear.
Sorry to hear you are having the same troubles, Addi.

It has been almost 4 years now since the pounding in my head became continuous. I have had zero progress in getting a diagnosis or finding any treatment that helps the pounding. I still have the vertigo as well.

I have slowly learned to live with it and adapt. I bought a small sports car which made driving much easier. I drive whenever and wherever just like I used to. Before the little sports car I only drove to work and back, which made me a nervous wreck. I could barely stay in my lane. Driving to see friends or my parents was out of the question.

I also got on a high dosage of antidepressents and ADD meds. These have made it possible to focus at work and stop dwelling on the pounding in my head and vertigo.

I went through a period of 6 months or so where I had horrible headaches all of the time. I finally realized they were triggered by sleep. Anytime I slept more than 6 hours I'd either wake up with a crushing headache or it would come on in the first few hours after I woke up. I learned to get by with less sleep so I traded the headaches for sleep deprivation. After many months of that I can now sleep my regular 8 hours and not get a headache. I get one of the bad headaches maybe once a month now.

I often get a quick and sharp pain in my head. I have had these for a couple years now. They fade over 30 seconds or so.

Anyway, I've learned to cope and have regained most of my life back. I keep checking on line every so often to see if I can spot some solution but I'm not so desperate for an answer as I was 2 years ago.
no pain here thank goodness. Still pounding :)





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