Weird feeling in head/brain

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Hi all,

Ive been experiencing this very odd sensation in my head lately, very hard to put into words but ill do my best!

The first time it happened was when I was laying down in bed, before I fell asleep I fell this ‘whoosh’ sensation in my head - no pain or anything but just this really odd feeling. Now this happens every time - not when I’m about to fall asleep, just when I’m laying in bed. It freaked me out the first time and made my heart beat go mad making me extremely anxious. So this happens every night now unless I have been drinking - this may be because I fall asleep quicker or if I’m drunk I don’t notice the sensations?! Not sure.

It’s now started happening a lot more and not just when I’m laying down. Just sitting here at my desk now I’m getting these weird brain/head feelings. It’s sort of like a pressure, it makes me feel like I want to shake my head and tense up.

I know I’ve been vague and not explained this very well but if anyone’s got any advice etc in this it would be much appreciated!

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  • Posted

    sounds a bit like vertigo?

    Beverley

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      it doesnt feel like that tbh, and i dont really have any of the other symptoms - i dont experience any dizziness as such just a sort of weak feeling in my head and a pressure. its hard to explain. i guess in a way it is like a 'falling' sensation in my head but it comes in waves, and just feels like a sort of throb.

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      I know It's hard to explain things so well as we know what it feels like? I had something like this and I felt like I was going to fall over too though. It was an ear infection but, I didn't feel any other symptoms. It sets your heart racing because when the body feels unsteady, it tries to correct itself and sends an adrenaline boost which increases heart rate which then scares you, or it did me.

      The other thing I had which seemed to cause these symptoms was low b12.

      I used to get it when laying down, like you and still sometimes do but, it may be different? I feel like I'm on top of a rollercoaster just going down! I know I'm not but I still grab my bed automatically sometimes.

      I would get checked out with the GP in any case and ask for blood tests to rule out vitamin deficiencies.

      Hope that helps.

      Beverley

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      thank you for this, it is so hard to explain something like this isnt it! you know that is really helpful saying about vitamin deficiency, i had a blood test for thyroid issues which can back as being a little on the hypo side, had another a month after and it was normal but i do have a few symptoms still which relate to this. i think i will go back and ask for another blood test. i mean in my head i obviously think i have a brain tumour - thats what googling your symptoms does for you!

      i get head rushes when i stand up too fast like a lot of people but this is not that kind of feeling.

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      Hi Sophie,

      Yes, googling tends to do that! I had a scan on my ear to check for why I was feeling as I was and a brain scan (more recently for a different issue)

      My daughter had thyroid issues that she managed to level by diet (her doctor said this would be possible) she sometimes gets racing heart but not sure if the whooshing in the head?

      Definately see if anything comes up in your blood test re thyroid or vitamins.

      Beverley

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      Oh lmao you have the same case as I did. I mean I had some stomach pains for no reason, I Google the exact pain find that it could be cancer. I get health anxiety and the cycle begins. I feel a symptom, I think its cancer so I'm very scared and anxious and because of that I get more symptoms and then more anxiety and so on. In my case I lost appetite because of anxiety. I just had to ignore the thoughts and it went away.

      Also I do sometimes get this whoosh feeling when I'm lying down bed. It feels like my head is spinning yet I'm just laying there. I've never paid attention to it lol. But then I don't get it every night.

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    Can you believe this has happened to me! About a year ago. Started with a vibrating feeling behind my left ear when I went to bed. I could hear it too. It freaked me out as well. It kept happening at night only in bed. All I can tell you is that eventually it stopped. Hard to remember but I would guess it stopped after a few weeks. Good luck!

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