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Unread 01-18-2010, 11:35 AM   #11
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Thank you karilann and Catch...I have decreased my Cymbalta down to nothing and I, too, can now hear my left eye move. But prior to stopping my SSRI, I have been hearing a rapid drumbeat in my left ear...call me a "head-case", but has this occurred to anyone with "noisy eyes" as well?
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Unread 01-18-2010, 02:35 PM   #12
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I've had the ear thumping too. Started out like "thumping" or "fluttering ear drum" as the way I described it. Then it moved to thump thump thump with a muffled hearing for a couple seconds then sometimes a stabbing pain. When my Mom died...I actually had this and also at the same time it felt like an electric bolt went through my head and seemed as though I lost vision for just a split second. Actually knocked me off me feet a bit.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 04:42 PM   #13
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Grin I can hear my eyes move--I hear thumping in my left ear

:eek Sorry to hear that and sorry to hear about your mom. I had lost my dad to a cerebral hemorrhage (sp) so not too happy with unexplainable head malfunctions! When I first heard this "thumping" I was laying on the couch, resting from a 16 hour day at work and thought one of my cats was on the back of the couch scratching and his foot was hitting the back of the couch (that's what the sound sounded like). Well it wasn't. It was me. Do you also experience occipital headaches? Another blessing in my menopausal (or should I say--mentalpausal) years.


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I've had the ear thumping too. Started out like "thumping" or "fluttering ear drum" as the way I described it. Then it moved to thump thump thump with a muffled hearing for a couple seconds then sometimes a stabbing pain. When my Mom died...I actually had this and also at the same time it felt like an electric bolt went through my head and seemed as though I lost vision for just a split second. Actually knocked me off me feet a bit.
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Unread 01-22-2010, 05:07 PM   #14
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:eek Sorry to hear that and sorry to hear about your mom. I had lost my dad to a cerebral hemorrhage (sp) so not too happy with unexplainable head malfunctions! When I first heard this "thumping" I was laying on the couch, resting from a 16 hour day at work and thought one of my cats was on the back of the couch scratching and his foot was hitting the back of the couch (that's what the sound sounded like). Well it wasn't. It was me. Do you also experience occipital headaches? Another blessing in my menopausal (or should I say--mentalpausal) years.
Thank God I do not experience problems with headaches!
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Unread 08-21-2010, 09:49 AM   #15
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I have the same swishing sound that I hear when I move my eyes. It is also during times when I have horrible dizzy spells that can last for days or even weeks. It's not typical dizziness, though. It's more like a shifting of rooms and objects when I turn my head. One doc said it could be severe anxiety that has been going on for a while now without me being aware that I was not reacting normally to stress. I'm still looking for a sure diagnosis. It scares me because I worry about the worst possible scenarios, of course.
Ask your doctor about Minor's syndrome (or Superior canal dehiscence syndrome). This can cause you to be able to hear things inside your body (people have reported being able to hear their eyes) and can also cause sounds to cause the dizziness and tilting of the room that you describe. Basically the bone that separates the hearing center and the balance center in the ear is not there. Hope this helps!
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I have since found out that its a disconnect somewhere in the brainstem that gets confused as to whether something is visual or auditory.
I do have problems there.

Also, it can be caused from withdrawl from certain anti-depressants. Withdrawl can screw up the signals in the same way.

Its really not that creepy...just weird. It doesn't go on all day long, just for a little while I will hear this light swishing sound that goes along with my eye movement. It happened most during the death of my mom so I think the stress triggered it.
I too have had this for a very long time when I was in cold turkey withdrawal from effexor. Interesting post I found on this subject here you may want to give it a read.

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After I originally read this story, I couldn’t stop thinking about how this proves that our reality is nothing but electrical inputs, and how we trust our brains to interpret them correctly. It is our brain that will decide what is essential and what is not. But, what if our brain does not interpret them in the way that represents what is really “out there”. What does that do to our sense of “reality”. So, is the world around you really like what you think it is, or is your brain wrong? I guess we will never know. But what can be learned from the above incredible story, is what you think you perceive may not be “really” reality

After reading it I thought finally some information to vindicate what people withdrawing from antidepressants actually experience. I did not get any help when I talked to my doctor about this issue.
I have read many post from people withdrawing from serotonin enhancing drugs that speak of this. One other thing I think may be related is an extreme sensitivity to noise of any kind .... can't any noise for example in the summer on the hottest days having to drive with the car windows up so I do not have to hear the sound of tires from the other cars ya no air conditioning either Both these issues seem to be related to serotonin yet these are the first 2 references I have seen from a scientific person that says it makes some sense. It has since passed for me but it is still good to know. Thanks for your post. I am now going to have to look up these two brain areas. I wonder what else I can learn. I still have memory problems and other symptoms that come and go. Before I quit taking effexor I was being investigated for ms turns out I did not have it but did have something in the white matter of my brain.

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Sometimes when I move my eyes from side to side...I hear a swish sound. I told my doc and she seemed to know what it was.....but didn't tell me anything.
Anyone else had this?
I experience this phenomenon right now. I have visited an ENT who did a physical exam of my ears, nose and throat and then I had an audiology test. So far she has not indicated a diagnosis. I am waiting about a week to see if this phenomenon goes away. If not, she suggested a CT scan of the sinus area of my head. The sound I experience occurs if I keep my head steady, and look quickly left or right. It also occurs if I look upward. But not if I look down. The sound I experience seems to be in my ears, a swishing sound, or a low frequency rubbing sound. I imagine it to be the sound of two rubber bands drawn across each other at right angles, like a bow across a violin string. But the sound in not high frequency, like a high pitched tone or the ringing described by tinnitus. I have experienced tinnitus very infrequently. And I cannot voluntarily generate that sound. This sound seems only associated with voluntary movement of the eyes. I do have a slight sensation of pressure in the ears, but no nausea or vertigo. I would like to know if there is a diagnosis for this. I have not ever had this sensation before.
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You have given a very good description of what I experienced. For me, it seemed to be from my anti depressant. I was not taking it regularly and this was the side effect. Once in a blue moon I still get it but not as bad as I was. The anti depressant seems to be the best scenario so far. Because I have M.S., docs did not explore it further and it seemed to get better. Having M.S. seems to be the blame for everything! However; doing my own research and talking to docs: antidepressants can do this if you go into a withdrawl type situation. Please keep me posted if you find something more. You can private message me on this site. Good luck to you
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Unread 02-23-2012, 07:45 AM   #19
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I have experienced hearing my eyes move multiple times in the past, right now its driving me nuts! I know its my antidepressant, but I wish there was a way to speed up the process of getting rid of this.

I've been on Ciprolex for a while, I've came on and off of it in the past, mainly because I couldn't afford it. I had benefits for a while, then lost them, etc... I just finished my perscription about a week ago, and without fail, the swooshing noise returns.

As bad as it sounds, i'm glad i'm not the only one who experiences this... lol my family thinks i'm nuts, and my doctor looks at me like I have 6 heads when I tell him about this.

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