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Sound buzzez through my head with a Jolt in my body

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  • Posted By: xtremescripter
  • May 19, 2008
  • 04:00 AM

I don't know how to exactly explain this other than when i'm laying down i get a sound which seems to buzz through my head and my body sort of jolts with it. This only happens when i'm laying down and seems to be picking up pace lately. If i had to compare this to something in the real world i guess i'd have to compare it to a short circuit with speakers hooked up to it.

Would anybody know why this might be happening?

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  • Sounds like what I have! Adrenal surges is one possibility....and If you are a women and 35 and up you may be exp0eriencing a very common sign of perimenopause or menopause...very common, but doctors still don't get it! Check out this noncommercial site on perimenopause called www.powersurge.com you will see this symptoms under buzzing ..... joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • But what if i'm a guy :D - Unfortunately that website wouldn't apply to me because I am a guy and that leads to a disturbing question as to why I'm getting it. also as a note this has been occuring for years now but it picks up pace sometimes more than others and I've only really observed it occuring when I lay down. edit: thanks for the reply by the way, I wasn't sure anyone was going to reply.
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • well you still might check into adrenal surges....can happen with cortisol imbalances....causes may be adrenal itself or thryoid or other endocrine dysfunctions.....just a guess on my experience with those particular issues....these have nothing to do with menopause. Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • I find it interesting you say cortisol imbalances, Currently I receive high amounts of pain in my arms and I haven't been able to pinpoint the source yet, the pain can go as far as extending up my neck and it's rare for there to be a time with no pain at all.
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • hmmm...just a guess but I wonder if you have something spinal going on? My husband had a hernia in his spinal cord near neck and shoulder and it was a bit swollen causing neck and arm pain and even numbness...he didn't compalin of buzzing but.......MRI of the spine may help...it may also having something to do with buzzing....pinched nerve in that area? Something swollen in that area (neck)? any other symptoms? Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm not sure, the buzzing is quick and occurs with a jolt and doesn't happen *too* often, but often enough to be concerned. The only other symptoms i have is the pain which goes through my arms, neck and head. I don't have insurance so i've been playing the guessing game as to what I can do and where the source may be.
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • this only happens when you lie down? Do you have the arm, neck pain all the time? Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • arm neck and now head pain yes... there are times today when the pain peaks and then it disappears but after that i get very hot, I haven't figured that out other than maybe a large hormone injection from my body to kill the pain
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • only happens when i lay down.. my arms and neck almost always hurt - rare occasions it doesn't.. however lately it's been peaking to a certain pain level then it just disappears.. moments later i get very hot ..
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • well, I am not sure but perhaps I can help you think through it a bit: what is your age? How about talking to an Orthopedic Surgeon or other spine specialits. I am also thinking someting to do with the endocrine system (jolts and feeling warm) like adrenals, thyroid, and testosterone. I think it may mean something that it only happens when you lay down...this is when you lay down to sleep or just when you lay down at any time? If it is at anytime I am wondering about a possible spine problem....if it happens only when you are drifting off to sleep, I am thinking maybe something like the endocrine/ and sleeping problems. Joan Insurance problem: this is why it is necessary to always vote.... : ) Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh yes about the voting - i hope the next president gets it right... the sound/jolt only occurs when i'm laying down and probably moreso when i'm dozing off. The pain and pain dismissal with heat occurs at any time. I've been to an orthopedic doctor but they wanted to run a nerve conduction test on me .. they wanted 80% of 2350 down to just run the test then who knows for the treatment.. I'm 20 years old right now
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
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  • well, i am not sure how to advise you now...sounds like you need to try to get some insurance...perhaps you can still be on your parent's plan? I don't know your situation, but if you are a college student you may want to check into the health plan at school as well. You can try posting here and see what other may say...does sound like you may need some tests and that does cost! Yes let's hope the next president gets it right!!!! Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Unfortunately I haven't lived with my parents for over 2 years now.. due to certain circumstances and I am a self-taught & self employed programmer.
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • oh, well sounds like you are really a self-starter! GOOD! In that case, do post about how you mught get insurance or at least the tests "discounted" in some way. Since you are a programer, I guess you are typing a lot....have you heard of carpel syndrome? Here is something from the Mayo CLinic: Carpal tunnel syndrome typically starts gradually with a vague aching in your wrist that can extend to your hand or forearm. Other common carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include:Tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand, especially your thumb, index, middle or ring fingers, but not your little finger. This sensation often occurs while driving a vehicle or holding a phone or a newspaper or upon awakening. Many people "shake out" their hands to relieve their symptoms.Pain radiating or extending from your wrist up your arm to your shoulder or down into your palm or fingers, especially after forceful or repetitive use. This usually occurs on palm side of your forearm.A sense of weakness in your hands and a tendency to drop objects.A constant loss of feeling in some fingers. This can occur if the condition is advanced.Now for the jerks and jolts...it is possible you have more than one thing going on, but if it were something with the endocrine system like adrenals or something, you would have other symptoms like extreme fatigue, bloating, fuzzy headed etc....since you do not (right?) the jolts may also be related to the "spinal" , or carpel suggestion if you think it is carpel there are some self-help tips at the Mayo sit.........Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • I sleep a little more but i really think that's to do with the pain and a messed up sleeping schedule. I used to think what I have is carpal tunnel syndrom however my entire arm will hurt (sometimes i can't lift my arm from the pain). My idea of what was wrong changed when for about a week I would sneeze and both my arms would hurt extremely bad for about 15 - 30 seconds.. upon doing some research it turns out that is sourced in your neck. I retain full strength in my hands with the exception that I may sometimes be limited by pain. Thank you for the information I'll check out mayo... I may just end up having to buy insurance.... lately my arms have been so bad i don't know what i'm going to do anymore but i can't hold it much longer.
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • So this ONLY happens when you lie down... on a bed? What would happen if you were to lie on the floor, or on the grass, or beach? I used to have arrhythmia which is also "electrical" and affected me mainly lying down... Depending on your answer maybe I have some suggestions..Karen
    Kinesiologist 62 Replies Flag this Response
  • (PS I just read that you are a programmer which is very relevant - but I'll wait for your response about where you're lying down when you get it.)
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  • it only happens once in a while when i'm laying down and closer to dozing off... yes
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi I am so happy that someone other than me has this jolt thing. It seems to happen right before I am going to fall asleep not asleep yet just on the brisk. no buzz just ring in ears but always...no one can tell me what it is....just wondering is it before you go to sleep?
    morsetj 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi I am so happy that someone other than me has this jolt thing. It seems to happen right before I am going to fall asleep not asleep yet just on the brisk. no buzz just ring in ears but always...no one can tell me what it is....just wondering is it before you go to sleep? yes I believe it is... Sometimes the buzzing isn't so much a buzz but can sound like something huge slamming (like a huge metal garage door)
    xtremescripter 12 Replies Flag this Response
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