View Full Version : Anybody else get squeaky sounds in the back of their head?

12-18-2007, 06:20 AM

Does anybody else get squeaky sounds in the back of their head?

It's mostly on my left side near my ear and in the lower back of my head. I think it is med related: I take -- birth control pill, Verapamil, Klonopin.

I sort of get twinges. They don't hurt, but they have "sound."

I promise to ask my pdoc when I see him in Jan.
I was hoping someone here knew something about this and could tell me that it is no big deal.

Hey. Even if you don't know anything about this, please tell me it is no big deal.
I need to feel ok right now.


12-18-2007, 07:49 AM
you are ok. remind yourself of that. in the present.

i can't say it's no big deal i'm not a yes man, but i'll say, if you're still standing i think you'll continue to stand a fair bit longer. ;)

btw how long have you been experiencing these sound twinges? any other symptoms or OTC drugs?

~ waves ~

12-18-2007, 08:40 AM
I am sure you are just fine. Do you have any problems with balance?
I just take klonopin.
Oh a friend of mine used to have wax in his ears which a doctor had to remove. I don't know if I should have mentioned that or not.

12-18-2007, 09:16 AM
I squeak too.....no sure what it is. I usually chalk it up to my FM and muscles.

12-18-2007, 12:59 PM
I get the "rice krispy" sounds - little crunches - when my neck and shoulders get tight, {RSI/TOS}

12-18-2007, 06:12 PM
Creaky sounds make sense. I have a neck that makes noises as I move it
from side to side.

Ugh, its a mess.


12-18-2007, 07:09 PM
I get rhythmic buzzes, like crickets at night. I guess that's not exactly squeaks but it does sound like a bug in my head which is pretty darn annoying!! I think it's all part of the joy of BD. :rolleyes:
I thought my pdoc was ever so rude when she referred to my in-head bug buzz noises as delusions. :eek: Auditory hallucinations are called delusions. Really, how rude. :mad:

12-18-2007, 09:02 PM
HOw long has this been going on?
do you have it constantly or does it come and go?
When did you first notice it?
remember my cat was sqweeking and it was her sinuses....
I agree with waves here....you are ok...more than ok and the semester is almost over!!!!!

12-19-2007, 06:14 AM
Thank you Everybody.

I have no OTC meds and no other symptoms except some paresthesia once in a while ( like right now). Balance is good, thank god.

It's been going on a little while. Maybe less than a year. Maybe only since the summer -- not sure. I used to take good notes on these things. Crickets sounds close. So does rice crispies.

Occassionally, the sound occurs at the exact same time that my stomach makes a little rumble. Weird the way our body works.

I had head MRI and EEG back in 2004 when I first complained about paresthesia. Tests were normal except for slight abnormality on left side of head. Direct quote from neuro/pdoc:
"Were you dropped on your head as a child"? :eek:
That was a great phone call to Mom. No really, I did not call her. Not for that. :D

And Molly, I agree that you pdoc was rude. :confused:

My dr of chinese meds says that my meds are causing it.
I think that I could give up the BC pill and see if that improves things but I need a gyn. That last gyn was diagnosable manic and I couldn't take her after a while so I have been putting off finding a new one for 9 years.
I'm afraid to go off the pill myself. And the PA and the mdoc's at my current office are beyond useless. They are creepy.


12-19-2007, 09:55 AM
if your balance is fine, I wouldn't worry...i would just be annoyed

12-19-2007, 07:00 PM
It could be the birth control pills...maybe your body has had enough fo them?
but I have also heard of people having weird symptoms with benzo use or decreases....taperings are you doing that?

Mrs. Bear
12-19-2007, 10:31 PM
I pop more than squeak. Like, Wendy, I thought it was just from the fibro, chronic fatigue.

I wonder if it is product tension and stress. I just read your other thread about your jaw. It makes me wonder if they aren't connected.

Speaking of your jaw, oh man. I hope that gets better really soon. Have you tried ice?

12-19-2007, 11:05 PM
maybe it really could be the fibro? I have fibro too. I wonder if one has Bipolar PLUS fibro, your head is more likely to be noisy inside and pop and/or squeak????: This is just sooooooooooo much fun

12-19-2007, 11:17 PM
I get the rice krispey's and the cracks and pops. Mine is due to my c-spine 2 level fusion in my neck, and my back problems.

I suppose some of it is getting older too.

I just had so much surgery, I am kind of used to those feelings and noises.

Do you have any neck and/or back problems? Like herniations of disc's you may not even know you have? Do you have pain associated with the noises?

That's all I can think of.

Take care, Nikko:hug: