hi my boyfriend has sever hyperthyroid got a false normal test and in a sense his thyroids storms are five times worse then the average because he has a steel plate in his head and missing some brain cells it quite clear her has liver and gallbladder damage due to being electrocuted at the age of 15 and falling 60 feet he doesn’t believe his test was false due to not testing the t3 and t4 and cortisol testing he wont let me help him improve him self been slowly improving eating habits but its slow on welfare. I don’t understand why there is more on hypo then there is on hyper when hyper is far more dangerous? due to his hyperthyroid he suffers explosive conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, immature personality disorder, and so much more including what I refer to as Jekle and Hyde syndrome often described as the locked in feeling or duel personality disorder. I suggested he should get prescribed propranolol twice a day and a special diet once diet improves enough there should be no more need of the medication. and his other health problems should improve as well. Tom could you talk to him on face book man to man about getting help his name is Andrew Madill.
I've heard my pulse whooshing in my ear for over 5 years. When it started, it was making my CRAZY... and there was bad nausea and vertigo. Hearing got very difficult, like sounds have a hard time getting past the WHOOSH WHOOSH. But body noises are very loud. If I'm talking or singing, it sounds really loud and distorted in that ear. Combing hair, I hear the comb scratching my head. Swallowing, I hear all the squish & squeaks, and blowing my nose is REALLY loud in that ear. The nausea and vertigo has decreased a lot over the past few years thank goodness.
The first ENT checked in my ear and up my nose etc. and did a hearing test with the plug thing stuck in the ear. He said there was nothing wrong with my hearing, nothing wrong in the ear. I was so frustrated and the constant noise was making me nuts... when he said that, I couldn't hold back the tears - I told him there WAS something wrong, I was dizzy and the noise was there all the time!! He said it was all in my head, and suggested I see a psychologist to help me learn to deal with my emotions. (I wanted to slap him).
The next ENT said it was happening because I had NO ear wax. Gave me ear drops, said don't get it wet for a month & wear a plug in that ear at night. Of course that didn't help either. (He was a week from retirement when I saw him... hmmm)
The next two ENT's and the two audiologists have all been quite thorough. They've done additional hearing tests that do show significant hearing loss in that ear for every day hearing - normal conversations on that side of my head are a lost cause - am getting pretty good at reading lips. Still nobody can find the problem.
It's constant - nothing makes it stop or get less loud. Lying down, standing up, pushing on veins or arteries, nothing helps. It's faster when exercising, slower when resting. I've tried eliminating sodium from the diet, eliminating alcohol, wearing a night guard (which does help the tmj but does nothing for the whooshing). At this point, I just live with it.... but it would be really nice if there was a way to make it stop.
PS - I also have narcolepsy which was diagnosed about 15 years ago and re-verified a few years ago again. I have been taking dexadrine for years, now dosage is lowest ever (5mg, 3X day). Docs don't think there's any correlation between this and the ear thing, but figured I'd toss it in here just in case.