I have a question about hearing my own pulse in my ears. For as long as I can remember I've been able to hear my heartbeat (or my pulse) in my ears when I'm lying in bed with the side of my head and my ear resting firmly against a pillow. It's never bothered me or worried me and I don't hear the pulse if I lift my head from the pillow. The pulse rate has always been at around 60 beats per minute.
But last night I noticed something weird. If I lay on my left ear and waited to hear my pulse it was the normal 60 bpm. When I turned over and listened through my right ear it was going at about 120 bpm. Each normal beat was accompanied by two much quicker beats so that the rate was tripled. I got my heart rate monitor, put it on, and it stated that my heart rate was around 58 - 60. I wasn't feeling unwell, no feelings of panic or anything unusual.
As it happens, just 2 days ago I had an appointment with a cardiologist. Almost 2 years ago I was told I had a small mitral valve leak and a small aortic valve leak so this was a check-up to see if my heart was OK. I had a thorough exam and it seems my heart is in better condition now than it was before.
About two months ago I had an angiogram of the vessels in my neck and they were found to be perfectly fine.
I've been having problematic health issues for some time so and have had loads of tests but not yet found the reasons for my symptoms. At the moment they're centered around vision, breathing, exhaustion and brain fog (plus some others). It seems that the most likely diagnosis may be CFS but, at the moment, that's not definite.
I'm not taking any medication.
This new symptom may or may not be connected to the others but I thought I'd ask if anyone has come across anything like this.
Your post looks familiar, did you post the same thing on another Community? Perhaps the Heart Rhythm Community, that would be a good place to get something on your subject line - that my be where I recall seeing.
Yes, I also asked the question on a heart disease forum and on a stroke forum but I've only had one reply which suggested pulsatile tinitis. So, either this symptom is not very common (and hopefully not indicative of something serious) or it's some sort of temporary blip in my system. I've not had it happen again since so I suppose time will tell.
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