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Hi, I have been having this humming sound coming from the back of my head as best I can describe, for 3 months I thought it was something in the environment as it doesn't sound like it's coming from inside me but then I realised it was me. I've been to all sorts of specialists and the best they come up with is tinnutus or stress. I'm pretty sure it's neither although I am now stressed to the max as to what it is, I've had it for close to 18 months now. It went away for 3 months lat November and I thought it was gone but came back last week. It's strange in that it's only noticeable in complete silence. If I shake my head it goes away until I stop, if I block my ears it goes away for a few seconds, if I stick my fingers in my ears it goes away for a few seconds, if I bend over it goes away until I get up again, if I lie down or put my head back it's worse, it's at its worse after I drive and turn the car off (sounds and feels like my head is roaring until it settles down after a minute or so), if I'm lying in bed and move the covers around mt ears it briefly starts to roar until it dies down. Anyone had anything like this? I can handle the sound (and vibration almost), but I can't handle not knowing what it is as I'm afraid it's something serious like a bruit or something vascular that could kill me at any moment. I've had an MRI but without contrast so I'm told that was a waste and all sorts of hearing tests which are excellent. I do have the ringing tinnitus worse in my left ear which is where I 'detect' this hum from also but I have detected it slightly in my right ear also form time to time. It's mostly noticeable when I stick my finger say in my right ear for a few seconds, then I let go and it roars like mad for a few seconds in my left ear. If I stick my finger in my left ear it makes it go away until it slowly comes back and I only just pick it up in my right ear but only sometimes, so I feel that my left side is worse. Again, I'm scared it's something serious and docs won't take me seriously and most have told me to give myself a break. Anybody know what could react to driving, sticking fingers in your ears, bending over and having it go away???? I don't think it's related at all but in the last 3 months I've developed acid reflux which is worse when I'm hungry and goes away when I eat or go to sleep, like almost the stretching out helps it.......I read an artery in your abdomen can cause the humming sounds but can it be associated with acid reflux like symptoms???Thankyou
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