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abbyjo
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I’ve been having a loud swishing sound that sounds like a heartbeat in my ear. Major dizzy spells happened around same time. Anyone experience this?

Thanks in advance!

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Keebler
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abbyjo,

From my experience with this over stretches of time in the past - and sometimes these days (but I have a hole in my ear bone so it's structural for me -- though addressing inflammation still helps me)


It could be a type of tinnitus &/or inflammation. Often this occurs more when someone is lying down, at the quieter end of a day.

Try lying down with your head & torso at a 30 degree incline, with head higher than legs. That's the best position for the inner ear to really rest and get some kind of circulation.

Be sure your magnesium levels are good as that helps reduce inflammation.

You might try Mangosteen Juice. Robin reports that really helps (is it her ears, her eyes, or both?) - either way, it's anti-inflammatory and has good nutrients.

Likely best to avoid gluten (though you may already do that) and also milk / cheese / whey as - for many - that can cause inflammation.

A low oxalate diet might also be of help to reduce inflammation. And a low lectin diet, too.

I know that a bunch to consider but, for starters, be sure to avoid soy, almonds, peanuts, spinach and then look up lists for those things.

And all processed foods with any ingredients added for a rest to help sort it all out. years ago, I got worse with "nut milks" in a carton. So much stuff added to those but also the oxalate content -

- and I had no clue, well, other than I felt ill when I consumed it but I liked it and thought it safe so it took me a while to toss that off my radar.

Avocados are generally good (regarding lectins / oxalates) yet can trigger histamine reaction for some. I find them a very safe food for me, along with beef, lamb, eggs (though some do best with just the yolks).


Be sure to avoid all seed &/or "vegetable oils" as they can zoom inflammation to the moon. Canola is one of the worst in that regard.

Search YouTube for: "Nina Teicholz" "vegetable oils"

& "Ivor Cummins" "Are we sinning with seed oil?"


there are also other kinds of vestibular conditions that can cause this, such as superior canal dehiscence - especially if it's all the time.

of course, you may also want to see what your blood pressure is doing (though that pulse of the heart in your ears likely also pushes that up a bit, eh?).

The dizziness could be hand-in-hand with the cause, or a result of the cause. Hard to know which comes first.

See also the more recent links at the end for ototoxic Rx and be sure that you are not taking something that is triggering this.

Also consider allergy and sensitivities to pollen, dust, mildew or mold . . .

ANY KIND OF SCENT, cleaning, grooming or other chemicals, new fabrics or textile coverings in your home. Etc. Sadly, included in a chemical consideration would be tick repellent (I know! -- but just try to get a sense if your nose stuffs up when around - whatever.

Also be sure to avoid in the nose sprays or drop as they can cause more irritation and inflammation in the long run.

Hope this gets better soon - and that you figure out the causes / triggers.

You might scan posts here that could shine some more light - or explain in further detail something I said:


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=065801

Topic: TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links - including HYPERACUSIS

& What helps.
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All the things I listed above as things to consider that can cause inflammation - and if there is increased inflammation in the body, especially in the sinuses and ears - then the heartbeat is more likely to hear, especially when lying down.

that partial "check list" is good for reference but, in really, it can be hard to make a lot of changes all at once.

I wonder if you can think back to when this symptom started as to if there were any dietary changes or even specific food / drink, or other changes in your surroundings that might help you more quickly identify a cause / trigger.

Be mindful of heat stuff - if my body gets overheated by the slightest, all bets are off. If that's for you, too, a cool cloth to the sides and back of your neck might help a bit.

Of course, consult your doctor if this seems more due to changes in the way your heart is beating rather than coming from an inflamed or compromised inner / middle ear situation.

Again, good luck.
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Thank you so much Keebler for all of your insights and suggestions!! I will look into all of it. I made an appointment with an ENT tomorrow so anxious to see what he see’s. Guessing they’ll do a CT scan.

I’ve had bouts of vertigo and dizziness since getting Lyme in 2006. But the pulse in ear is a new thing as well as the level of light headed I’m feeling.

I haven’t been on any Lyme treatment in 9 years and I’m definitely feeling the need to go back to my LLMD before anything gets worse. I’m already starting to feel some waves of panic like I used too.

The pulse sounds in ear started about 3 weeks ago. Can’t think of any new changes. I do wonder about my house having mold. I have old carpet and that probably doesn’t help.

I’m going to head out and get some magnesium and see if healthfood store sells mangosteen juice.

Really nervous for appointment but your post helped calm me! I always think of worse case scenario, ugh. THANK YOU AGAIN💕💕💕

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