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Strange manifestations of light and sound in brain at night

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 10, 2006
  • 08:12 PM

HELP :o First let me assure you that I am not a "nutter". I am approaching 70, have raised 5 children who are all perfectly well balanced and good citizens (try that if you are a nutter!). I have endured the death of my oldest daughter from breast cancer, survived a horrendous childhood and am married for 49 years to the sanest man on earth. That said, let me describe what is happening. In the early hours of the morning (usually between 2-4 AM) I hear a peculiar sound (sort of like a zzzzzzip) and see a brilliant grey/black/white image. I do not see this with my vision or hear it with my ears. Sometimes it is quite startling and I lose my vision momentarily. This has been going on for 2 years. I have never had an x-ray, CT scan or MRI of my brain. My doctors look at me like I am nuts (I don't think SO!).

Anyone else out there experienced this weird stuff?

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  • HiYour mail promted me to talk about my own 'noises' that I hear at nights. I hear a noise that I associated with a door bell (the sort that goes bbbrriing) but I only hear the first half of the sound and it is accompanied by a bright flash. This is enough to wake me, so it happens with my eyes closed and I am not awake enough to hear other sounds around me. Occasionally the sound is like a loud whip crack, but those are very rare.I never mentioned this before to anyone as I though they would think I was losing my mind. Thanks for letting me know I m not the only one.RegardsEddie Bulfinhttp://apls.tk"Well I'm stumped; we'll have to wait for the autopsy"
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  • Dear Trouper. Don't be a trouper. It maybe doesn't help now to have these moral attitudes and images of uprightness (even though I'm impressed). Listen to the validity of what you've experienced. Whatever it is. Wherever it comes from. Let's say it is a vital message that you have to listen to to develop, to move on. Alright, I know that to you it's a real, pressing problem that you have to face; which of us want to be faced with puzzling images at the time when we most need to forget them? Believe me though, trust in these images that are showing you the way to change and a new development of yourself.
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  • Thanks so much. Good to know there is someone else out there who has these wierd symptoms. You perfectly describe what happens to me. Please let me know if you find out what is going on.
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  • Dear Trouper. Don't be a trouper. It maybe doesn't help now to have these moral attitudes and images of uprightness (even though I'm impressed). Listen to the validity of what you've experienced. Whatever it is. Wherever it comes from. Let's say it is a vital message that you have to listen to to develop, to move on. Alright, I know that to you it's a real, pressing problem that you have to face; which of us want to be faced with puzzling images at the time when we most need to forget them? Believe me though, trust in these images that are showing you the way to change and a new development of yourself.Thanks. I'll wait for the autopsy.
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  • Maybe you are having some sort of medication side effects. Have you considered putting a tape recorder by you when you sleep? Maybe something is actually occuring when you are hearing this sound.
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    • September 11, 2006
    • 03:42 AM
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  • This surely sounds like something neurological to me...I'm no Neurologist but I have seen one or two....I'm no "nutter" either, but I have epilepsy and a Neuromuscular disease, and Ears ringing and flashes of light sounds Like you should see your friendly neighborhood Neurologist.....That's what your symptoms are saying. BTW most of these type of symptoms usually don’t mean any thing and docs just let them go, until something shows on the MRI
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    • September 14, 2006
    • 02:18 AM
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  • You aren't ready for a long padded stay at the macadamia ranch yet! I believe you.See if a Neuro can help. They have heard it all before and it could be something simple and easily fixable.
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    • December 20, 2006
    • 07:55 PM
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  • I know exactly what you are talking about and I am not a nutter either. Lol.When I had increased intracranial pressure from a Lyme infection in my brain, I had exactly what you described. It would only happen when I was lying down. At first when it started I would say to hubby, "What was that noise? Did you hear that?" When I started getting flashes of light, kaleidescope like images, and eventually seizures I knew something wasn't right and saw a neuro. It took many docs to diagnose me, but eventually I got bab enough someone did an MRI and blood tests because they suspected lyme. Now Im not saying that you have Lyme, but any kind of infection in the brain or increase in fluid in the brain could cause this symptom. I know two other people who also described the ZZZZZZip noise exactly as I had so I know I am not a nutter.
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    • December 25, 2006
    • 11:27 AM
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  • I know exactly what you are talking about and I am not a nutter either. Lol.When I had increased intracranial pressure from a Lyme infection in my brain, I had exactly what you described. It would only happen when I was lying down. At first when it started I would say to hubby, "What was that noise? Did you hear that?" When I started getting flashes of light, kaleidescope like images, and eventually seizures I knew something wasn't right and saw a neuro. It took many docs to diagnose me, but eventually I got bab enough someone did an MRI and blood tests because they suspected lyme. Now Im not saying that you have Lyme, but any kind of infection in the brain or increase in fluid in the brain could cause this symptom. I know two other people who also described the ZZZZZZip noise exactly as I had so I know I am not a nutter.Hi, I just browsed in from Google looking for information about strange sounds I hear inside my head (not associated to my ears). I occasionally have loud electrical sounds, or the sound of a ball hitting a large auditorium floor. I've never seen any lights accompanied with it, and it doesn't matter if I'm awake doing everyday things or sleeping. I've been startled awake just as many times as sitting around the house with it.I do not take any medications, drugs, or drink, and lead a pretty normal life. However, I have been experiencing other cognitive problems that I'm currently seeking help with. The sounds are still a mystery so far.If anyone has information on this subject please let me know! It's starting to drive me nuts. :(
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    • November 7, 2009
    • 06:30 AM
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  • Hi, I just browsed in from Google looking for information about strange sounds I hear inside my head (not associated to my ears). I occasionally have loud electrical sounds, or the sound of a ball hitting a large auditorium floor. I've never seen any lights accompanied with it, and it doesn't matter if I'm awake doing everyday things or sleeping. I've been startled awake just as many times as sitting around the house with it.I do not take any medications, drugs, or drink, and lead a pretty normal life. However, I have been experiencing other cognitive problems that I'm currently seeking help with. The sounds are still a mystery so far.If anyone has information on this subject please let me know! It's starting to drive me nuts. :(I was recently looking into this kind of thing for a family member and came across a condition called "Exploding head syndrome". It's an awful name, but try Googling it and I think you may just find you're not alone.
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    • November 25, 2009
    • 04:46 PM
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  • Hi, I just browsed in from Google looking for information about strange sounds I hear inside my head (not associated to my ears). I occasionally have loud electrical sounds, or the sound of a ball hitting a large auditorium floor. I've never seen any lights accompanied with it, and it doesn't matter if I'm awake doing everyday things or sleeping. I've been startled awake just as many times as sitting around the house with it.I do not take any medications, drugs, or drink, and lead a pretty normal life. However, I have been experiencing other cognitive problems that I'm currently seeking help with. The sounds are still a mystery so far.If anyone has information on this subject please let me know! It's starting to drive me nuts. :(I have that same type of sound sometimes. It is the strangest thing. I would love to know what is causing it.
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    • January 23, 2010
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  • Hi, I just browsed in from Google looking for information about strange sounds I hear inside my head (not associated to my ears). I occasionally have loud electrical sounds, or the sound of a ball hitting a large auditorium floor. I've never seen any lights accompanied with it, and it doesn't matter if I'm awake doing everyday things or sleeping. I've been startled awake just as many times as sitting around the house with it. I do not take any medications, drugs, or drink, and lead a pretty normal life. However, I have been experiencing other cognitive problems that I'm currently seeking help with. The sounds are still a mystery so far. If anyone has information on this subject please let me know! It's starting to drive me nuts. :( I also experience the electrical sounds Most days I wake to the sound of a static filling my bedroom Do you live near a gym, tennis or racquetball club????
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    • October 16, 2010
    • 08:57 PM
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