Not as bad as it sounds...lol So, I found a few discussions on this but they were very old threads....so I thought I would start a new one to see if there are any others experiencing what I have been experiencing the last past couple of days. First off, I am 5 months out and feeling pretty darn good. I do have the facial paralysis but it is improving daily! (Very excited about that..it's like Christmas morning every time I see a wrinkle come back...lol) I have had a come and go ear pain. It's not inner ear, but in the area where the ear connects to the head..cartilage area. I am going to assume that this come and go pain (almost a bruised feeling) is all a part of the healing. However, yesterday..(and I might add, even though this may have nothing to do with it.. I am at the moment experiencing my first head cold since my surgery and I'm usually not prone to colds and when I do get one, I weather it well.. not so much this time.. I am miserable) .. I laid down for a nap yesterday morning and in the midst of "waking" up... and I do believe it happened while I was falling asleep, I started hearing a buzzing noise...it was coming in and out of "hearing range". Of course, it's only in my AN ear. When it occured during my "waking up" spell...I also thought there was someone banging on my door and shaking my whole entire house.... because I felt the vibrations thru my body...(which really, I think would be impossible as I am not sure I would feel that while upstairs in my bedroom. They would have to be knocking pretty hard) I immediately jumped up and looked at my phone as I thought maybe there was something up with one of my kids and they were trying to get a hold of me. Nothing on my phone. I peeked out the windows, nobody at my house. It was very strange. I cracked it up to just a dream. But this morning, I laid down again, after taking the kids to school.. and the same darn buzzing noise happened.... I remember laying there.. half asleep thinking... there it is! lol Funny though, it didn't happen last night when I went to bed for the evening. There are quite a few things out there that I've read but EHS ..(exploding head syndrome).. sounds like a likely reason for what is going on inside my "ear".... These were some of the causes and risk factors:
Damage to the brain’s nerve cells
Muscle jerk or twitch
Damage to the temporal lobe
Quick and sudden movement of the patient’ s middle ear
Sometimes a sharp stabbing pain is felt (rare)
In addition to that persons who fall over the age of 50 and under the age of 10 usually are at risk for having the exploding head syndrome.
Just curious to hear any similar symptoms from other folks.