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I have pulsatile tinnitus. Even if pressing my jugular vein stops the sound in my ear, I can still hear my heart pounding in my head. What's going on?

I have pulsatile tinnitus. Even if pressing my jugular vein stops the sound in my ear, I can still hear my heart pounding in my head. What's going on?

Tinnitus: Need more info. Tinnitus means ringing in the ears and you say pounding. Please explain symptoms, intensity, frequency, duration, sudden or chronic, past history, medications, and your major concern. Otherwise see your doctor for chief complaint work up asap as best option. Good luck ...Read more

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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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I am experiencing lightheadedness, pounding heart (pulse), ringing in ears and flushing. The following also describes me: Dizziness. What should I...

I am experiencing lightheadedness, pounding heart (pulse), ringing in ears and flushing. The following also describes me: Dizziness. What should I...

Dizziness: Did you check your blood pressure? The symptoms are suddenly appearing?
You need to speak to your doctor. You might need a complete blown d panel that includes CBC and metabolic panel, probably the hormonal level, a thyroid profile and depending on the results an abdominal CT.
If you are a smoker you need chest CT.
Multiple causes, few are:anemia, premature menopause, pheochromocytoma, lung cancer ...Read more

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My son started taking vyvanese 30 mg 2 days ago he complained yesterday of his heart racing or pounding is that normal

My son started taking vyvanese 30 mg 2 days ago he complained yesterday of his heart racing or pounding is that normal

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Racing (tachycardia) or pounding heart (palpitation) may be seen in patients with add/adhd treated with stimulants (amphetamine). Dose adjustment (e.g. Starting vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 20 instead of 30) may help prevent or minimize this cardiovascular side effect. In the absence of a congenital pediatric heart disease, a child should be able to take this medication safely. ...Read more

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Heart racing I have been having strange heart sensations. After I eat, my heart starts pounding and I can feel/hear it a lot. For example, this evening I ate about 500 calories worth of chicken, rice and some indian sauce with it (it wasn't hot or anythin

Heart racing I have been having strange heart sensations. After I eat, my heart starts pounding and I can feel/hear it a lot. For example, this evening I ate about 500 calories worth of chicken, rice and some indian sauce with it (it wasn't hot or anythin

Heart: Heart palpitations can be caused by a number of things. It depends on your age, low long it lasts, whether you get dizzy or chest pain with it, along with your other risk factors. It can be related to anxiety, heart disease, thyroid disease, vasal vagal reaction or other metabolic conditions. I think it may be wise to see your family doctor, especially since it's bothersome to you. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 29 year old male and I woke up with my heart racing. It's still pounding fairly intensely even after being awake for a few minutes.

I'm a healthy 29 year old male and I woke up with my heart racing. It's still pounding fairly intensely even after being awake for a few minutes.

See below: You need to evaluated by a physician asap. Normal heart rate range for adults is 60-100 beats per minute. In either case, this needs further evaluation with an ECG and likely a Holter monitor (if recurrent symptoms). ...Read more

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Just suddenly woke up coughing and heart racing. Feeling heart pounding in neck! Hands shaky. It's so cold maybe that's why? Phlegm now in throat

Just suddenly woke up coughing and heart racing. Feeling heart pounding in neck! Hands shaky. It's so cold maybe that's why? Phlegm now in throat

Reflux?: U may have had nightmare? U may have had reflux which activated your awake system &U came out of deep sleep. The Heart pounding, was it fast? Good to have a watch nearby to meas rate. A hard beat can be from activ of symp nerv systom from reflux or dream. The phlegm in throat may have been reflux. Make sure not to lie down w/i 2 hours after a meal. Tell MD about it, if it happens again: Holter ...Read more

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I had lap band surgically removed wed 5/15/13. Today when I stand up my heart rate goes from 70 to 110+ ears ringing & get unclear head feeling?

I had lap band surgically removed wed 5/15/13. Today when I stand up my heart rate goes from 70 to 110+ ears ringing & get unclear head feeling?

Dehydrated: Large rise in heart rate upon standing is your heart attempting to compensate for the low blood pressure caused by the change in position. This is also known as "orthostatic hypotension." that unclear feeling is what you get before you pass out, known as pre-syncope. Your should probably call the surgeon that did your recent operation and ask if he wants you to go to E.R. Or just to hydrate up. ...Read more

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Ringing in left ear and feels full. Throbbing in my head when I move and also feel my heart beat when im lying down. Lots of pressure too, what is it?

Ringing in left ear and feels full. Throbbing in my head when I move and also feel my heart beat when im lying down. Lots of pressure too, what is it?

Ear infection?: Sounds like symptoms of an ear infection. Pain and fullness. Ringing. Throbbing head. You certainly should visit your primary care. This may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Keep getting fuzzy head blurred eyes shaking headache heart racing feel like I'm going to collapse what can this be its worrying me?

Keep getting fuzzy head blurred eyes shaking headache heart racing feel like I'm going to collapse what can this be its worrying me?

See your doctor ASAP: Dizzy spells like this can be due to rapid heartbeats or slow beats or other causes of a sudden drop in blood pressure. Your heart racing could be the cause and your doctor will know how to diagnose and treat it. You should get it checked out before you fall down in the street or, even worse, have a spell while you are driving! ...Read more

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My heart is pounding in my right ear about 50% of the time for weeks and is super annoying. How do I fix it.

My heart is pounding in my right ear about 50% of the time for weeks and is super annoying. How do I fix it.

Arrhythmia: There is a possibility of having tachyarrhythmia. Is it regular or regular? Or it kinda extra beat. You may wanna get a monitor and get tested. Please consult a local cardiologist. ...Read more

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If you feel your heart pounding in your ears when your walking what causes it and is it normal snd can u feel your pulse every where in the body

If you feel your heart pounding in your ears when your walking what causes it and is it normal snd can u feel your pulse every where in the body

Not normal: If you experience this just from walking you may want to schedule a physical with your doctor if you have not had one recently. Your heart may be working too hard to keep up with the physical demands of walking. ...Read more

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Hello sir Feeling anxious, heart racing, butterflies in stomach, visual snow and tinnitus. I have been diagnosed with OCD.

Hello sir Feeling anxious, heart racing, butterflies in stomach, visual snow and tinnitus. I have been diagnosed with OCD.

OCD / anxiety: Not sure what your question is. See you have been diagnosed OCD. Are you on meds for that? Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation ...Read more

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Why is my heart pounding in my ears? Very tired, all the time. Any activity, heart races, occasional slight chest pain

Why is my heart pounding in my ears? Very tired, all the time. Any activity, heart races, occasional slight chest pain

Pulsatile tinnitus: Is a rhythmical noise that has the same rate as the heart. This is easily checked by feeling the arm pulse at the same time as listening to the tinnitus. Pulsatile tinnitus is due to a change in blood flow in the vessels near the ear. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation and treatment the cause. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Ear pounding everytime I swallow, if I move it gets really bad and poundsand I feel my heart beat, pain is a 8 on 1-10, have strep, what is wrong?

Ear pounding everytime I swallow, if I move it gets really bad and poundsand I feel my heart beat, pain is a 8 on 1-10, have strep, what is wrong?

Infection: You have infection - possibly otitis media. If this has gone on for more than 2 days while taking amoxicillin, see your doctor immediately as you may need referral to an ENT to remove fluid from your middle ear. If you've just started the amoxicillin, give ita day or two to work. Meanwhile, use tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil/ibuprofen, or aleve/naprosyn for pain relief and to reduce fever. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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I took a 1 does 40mg Prednisone 10 hrs ago for ear fluid, and my heart is pounding. HR is 97. BP IS normal. Is this normal? Will it return to normal?

I took a 1 does 40mg Prednisone 10 hrs ago for ear fluid, and my heart is pounding. HR is 97. BP IS normal. Is this normal? Will it return to normal?

SIDE EFFECT: Prednisone can cause palpitations. It also can cause dehydration and excess urination. Try to rest and push the fluids. Follow up with your doctor if you are on a prednisone taper. He may want to switch to a MEDROL (methylprednisolone) DOSE PAK, which may be better tolerated. ...Read more

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My 9 1/2 yr daughter after breakfast, climbed the stairs in a rush twice, then she felt heart pounding, weakness, ear closed and pain in forehead. Y?

My 9 1/2 yr daughter after breakfast, climbed the stairs in a rush twice, then she felt heart pounding, weakness, ear closed and pain in forehead. Y?

Gastric pooling: After meals a lot of the blood pools in the gastrointestinal tract. With exercise immediately she felt the symptoms of low blood flow. This will pass. She should be fine. ...Read more

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I have a heart beat sound in my left ear, doe not hurt just the pounding sound is annoying when I retire at night. I take blood pressure medicine, but when checked it is close to normal.

This: This is a common complaint. If your BP has been under good control, this complaint is benign. Turn on the radio softly. Try not to worry about it much. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I feel my heart beat in my ears and chest and it is pounding very fast. My resting bpm is 80. I have done ecg and echo and they are normal. Advise?

I feel my heart beat in my ears and chest and it is pounding very fast. My resting bpm is 80. I have done ecg and echo and they are normal. Advise?

Holter or event moni: You have to capture your heartbeat during an episode of pounding & symptoms to see if it correlates. A Holter monitor or an "event monitor" is used to measure your ECG long-term & can help in diagnosis. Your friendly local Cardiologist should have such devices. Good luck, thanks for using HealthTap ...Read more

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Echo stress in Jan fine 117/72 BP normal chol, feel like heart is pounding in chest and can hear heartbeat left ear Resting hr 60 Should I be worried?

Echo stress in Jan fine 117/72 BP normal chol, feel like heart is pounding in chest and can hear heartbeat left ear Resting hr 60 Should I be worried?

Probably normal: Awareness of ones heart beat is not unusual. With normal BP and a resting heart rate of 60 I doubt any real issues. A holter monitor could comprehensively exclude any problems. ...Read more