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Author Topic: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.  (Read 25398 times)

Julie.

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Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« on: October 28, 2011, 02:53:44 PM »

Good afternoon to you all :) :)
I havent posted for a while as not very well at all.
I have just posted on the ME thread too.

I have fibromyalgia/ME and also Cervical Spondilosis.
However the past couple of months i have had whooshing,humming sound in my head. dizzyiness and feeling spaced out. It comes and goes. I have it now whilst typing.

I know its coming from my neck, base of my head which is stiff and painful and radiates over my face and eye which twitches alot.

I am seeing my Gp on Monday next week as rather worried now and fed up with it all.
I have looked up Tinnitis, TMJ both of which can be associated with FM/ME.

What does scare me is that my father started with these symptons when he was 58, he is now 86 bless him.
He was diagnosed with Basilar Vertabrae insufficiency and went on to develop dementia after years of TIA'S

Yes i know my mind is running away with me but scared to death now.
Thanks for reading. Just needed to offload a little.
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gilaray

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Re: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 06:11:33 PM »

Im sure your mind is running away with you. Once you get the all clear your symptoms will almost certainly subside, its the focus thats put on them that makes them worse.
I sympathise with you cos Im exactly the same!
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countrybumpkin

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Re: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 07:27:41 PM »

I have bad arthritis ( spondylosis) and herniated disc and trapped nerve in my neck and I could write a book of symptoms caused by this.  Ear and head symptoms are the biggest.  I have had numerous mri scans of brain and neck over the years plus ultrasound scans of neck arteries as well.

What your father is suffering from is usually due to the furring up of the arteries reducing the blood flow to the brain, with neck problems any sudden vertigo or dizziness is more likely due to either wrong messages being sent to the brain from the balance receptors in your neck muscles and bones or if it occurs on twisting the neck then the arthritis suddenly pressing on the artery but this is not the same as your fathers. I totally understand your fears though as I thought exactly same thing about 10 yrs ago because I have always had sudden vertigo and feelings of dizziness as well.

Have you had mri scan of your neck as this gives a really good picture of what is happening - usually this can only be done via hospital consultant unless you can pay for it yourself (£250 average price) that your GP can refer you for.

If you want to message me I would be happy to discuss symptoms further without clogging up on here with great long posts :)

I have had these neck problems since I was 30 and I am now 50.
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Julie.

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Re: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 11:44:26 AM »

Thankyou both for replying and easing my mind a little. Fibromyalgia has the same symptons of Spondilosis so its hard to know what's what so to speak.
I have had this problem when i look back for many years but its recently got alot worse.
I have had MRI scans of the neck and also x-rays too but will let you know what happens when i see my Gp on Monday.
The pain today in my neck/face is terrible but i try to keep positive.
Thanks again. :) :)
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amandria

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Re: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 09:49:39 PM »

I also get the whooshing sounds in my head, which can be very frightening,(sometimes it feels like my ears are gonna pop) I feel sick and dizzy, infact lol, i feel like im in early stages of pregnancy when you get all that yucky morning sickness and giddyness etc, feelings of being spaced out is me all over lol... Ive got myself in some right old states, wondering if i have a brain tumour or cancer.. and that i will die any minute of an heart attack.. but best way forward with all this, is to not suffer in silence, and to always talk about your fears, i love this site so much, so many lovely people who are allhere to help, I suffer from mild ME to, I get a lot of pain in my hands and my arm, and now and again, i just hurt all over, so im not sure if i have fibro or if its just older age or artheritus. i do know that its bloody horrible, and this cold weather just makes the pain worse, its so important to keep going through out the winter with gentle excersize, at least 30 mins of walking 3 days a week... with sevear fibro suffers, this could be difficult, but, just try your best to withstand as much excersize you can, i do gentle leg and arm excersizes when sitting in a chair when i have my bad days when i cant go out.. for some its a daily struggle, ive had a nightmare two days, but feeling a  bit better now, i just hope that im ok tomorrow, got so much to do, worse when we have kids.. i love my kids so much, but heartwrenching when im not well enough to take part in things with them, and hate having something quick for tea, as i love getting creative in the kitchen etc.. wish i was rich and i would hire a cleaner and cook lol
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Suzi Q

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Re: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 05:07:32 AM »

Breath and relax the more you worry the worse you will get
Dont look for bad shite theres enough to go around
Could be somet or nufink heheheh
I had a sim exp they did scans looking for tumours nothing
They enevr did find out what caused it now if I get the odd day I take stemital and rest
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Taz2

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Re: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 07:39:18 AM »

Hi Jazza - I have also got cervical spondylosis which is really wear and tear of the vertebrae and can also be caused by whiplash injury I believe you have had. The symptoms of neck pain and stiffness, tinnitus and dizziness can all be put down to this condition. I think that you have said in a previous post that you have to rest your laptop on your knees? This is the classic posture to make neck problems worse I'm afraid as it tends to tense up the neck and shoulders. Also FMS/ME can cause tinnitis.

I find that a course of physio works wonders for my neck. The physiotherapists are well versed on FMS and give you exercises which are gentle but effective. So many problems can radiate from neck damage including pins and needles in the arms and hands or total numbness in some areas (which is why I went for physio in the first place). I know how the mind can go into overdrive but I really think that if you get your neck eased then you will feel much better.

Taz x
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Suzi Q

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Re: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011, 10:04:05 AM »

As you know Taz thats what I ended up doing
GPs Specialist brain scans (they never said if they found one? Brain I mean heheh)
All in the end was negative so i went to the Chiropractor I had gone since 1982 to one
He Xrayed me and manipulated me and with in weeks my dizzies went
I also came off all dairy except milk still dont have any now 23 years later
Maybe the odd chucky ege but I know as im YUMMING it to death I almost certainly will pay for it with the dizzies
AND no im not alergic to them had the tests just since meno all dairy seems to make me dizzy?
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Julie.

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Re: Whooshing noises in head and dizziness.
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011, 02:43:02 PM »

Good afternoon everyone,
Brought this back to the top instead of starting another thread.
I saw my Gp yesterday and she is sending me or a MRI brain and neck scan urgently as she did say my symptons could be caused by the vertebral artery. They already know about my dad and said it can be hereditary so getting me checked out.

Taz having CS like yourself she also mentioned all this along with FM too so i am alot calmer now and will wait and see what comes. I always used to assume it was FM as there are so many symptons but not any more in case something else is going on.
Hopefully won't have to wait too long either.
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