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Pounding in the head. Reason?

I have been getting a pounding in my head It sounded like a fan turning but then noticed the fan was nbot on My Blood Pressure is excellent Just worried as it is constant when it is quiet around me I do not get headaches I did not tell my doctor as I thought he would say that it was just nothing What could be causing this? It started about 6 months ago
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Dear patient

You could have been more specific in your query which could have helped in analysing the symptoms

However, the symptoms you describe seem more like tinnitus. That means that you hear sounds in ear when there is no source of such sounds. This could suggest inner ear or brain affection. You also need to tell us about hearing or any rotatary hallucination.

I sincerely advise to see a doctor with above complaints and get clarification
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Achuo Ascensius's  Response
Hello, thanks for using HCM.
From the description you have given, it seems you have a migraine. Migraine headaches are the second most common form of primary headaches affecting more females than males after puberty. It present with a characteristic pounding pain on one side of the head or on the forehead lasting between 4 to 72 hours and it could be preceded by some symptoms collectively called aura which include visual and hearing disorders that usually last less than an hour. Migraine also is usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting, irritation to light and sound. Most migraine sufferers prefer to lie down in calm and less illuminated rooms. Migraine can be chronic occurring in recurrent attacks and with the pounding pain migrating from one side to the other. Persistent pain on one side in recurrent attacks is less likely to be migraine. Treatment includes intake of pain killers and above all modification of lifestyle such as getting some sleep or rest, avoiding identified food stuff that trigger the migraine ( examples that have been identified in other migraine sufferers include cheese, wines and nuts), stopping smoking, having exercise and increasing fluid intake. You might want to consider visiting your Doctor so as to exclude other primary headaches as well as secondary headaches.
Best regards and hope this helps.
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