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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 01:50 AM   1
corgankidd
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Loud pulse/swooshing in ear


Whenever I try to go to sleep I get a very loud and annoying swooshing sound in my right ear. I heard that this can happen during pregnancy because the increase in blood volume causes vessels by your ear to get engorged, but there has to be a solution! It keeps me up at night and makes it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Has anybody experienced this and have you found any solutions??



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 04:41 AM   2
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A loud pulse is heart palpitations, I get them sometimes. But mostly when I drink coffee after lunch or more than one a day :/ (kind of ruined my coffee drinking...) Been getting a few lately though. They are supposed to be harmless, but I think we are meant to tell our doctor about them. Guess they could be symptoms of something else too.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 07:03 AM   3
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I get that when I start to get an ear infection. I guess because my immunity is low I seem to get sick all the time. I take grapefruit seed extract (NuriBiotic) in juice and put a few drops in some oil (grape seed or olive) and put in my ear. It works but comes back a couple weeks later along with the start of a sore throat. Because of the grapefruit seed extract I don't actually get a full on infection.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 07:09 AM   4
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I have tinnitus anyway in one ear it is horrible. It has been a bit worse during pregnancy but its more high pitched than swooshing!



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 14:26 PM   5
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I sometimes get crackling in my ear, I asked about it when at docs about something else and she checked my ears saying there wasnt much wax and my ear drums looked fine so must just be one of those odd pregnancy things.



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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 14:41 PM   6
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I get that anyway, it drives me NUTS!! I think it is due to my allergies, but I can't stand the cracking noise >



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 15:48 PM   7
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Glad to see I'm not alone! I think I will try your recommendations Care76 just in case its the beginning of an ear infection. I've never had an ear infection though, so I don't know if that is what it is. I'm pretty sure its just an increase in blood volume which is making this happen since when it does happen my pulse is extremely strong on my neck below my ear. I'll definitely bring it up at my next prenatal. Thanks ladies!



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 16:53 PM   8
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I had this exact same thing in my right ear. I also experienced some hearing loss. This was early into my pregnancy. I think from 6 weeks. However by about 11 weeks it just randomly stopped.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 22:12 PM   9
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I get the swooshing/heartbeat sound when I am not pregnant.... I asked my doctor about it before, and he said it doesn't cause any concern with him... I hope he is a good doc, because it scares me.... I automatically think the worst.



 
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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:25 AM   10
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I've been getting heart palpitations for a few days now and it was so crazy yesterday morning that I called my OB office. I felt like my head was thumping with every heart beat. They advised me to go to the ER to get checked out just in case since it was lasting for a while. Well, big waste of time lol. They did an EKG at triage then hooked me up to monitors for my bp and heart rate and took blood. I was there for 4 hours, my hip was killing me laying in the ER bed hooked up to all these monitors just to be told I was fine and it was just pregnancy related and nothing dangerous to me or baby. Now, I don't blame the ER for taking it seriously or anything, but why my OB office didn't just have me come there to check my blood pressure first (which honestly, that was my only concern, if it was normal I wouldn't have gone to ER at all).

Anyway, that's probably what's happening to you and I can tell you from experience lol, it's normal.



 
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