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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    So, yeah, remember when I wound up in the hospital on Halloween? I felt better for a while, but my symptoms came back over the July 4 week-end, along with a few more freaky new symptoms. The main one was a strange, momentary adrenaline-rush-like feeling when trying to fall asleep. We thought I might have thyroid issues, based on Lori's internet research. Thyroid problems can cause pericarditis. Went to the doctor this week to get checked out. ECG was a little abnormal, indicating mild pericarditis, but labs came back normal. I felt lousy over the week-end and up to Tuesday. Wednesday on, I felt fine. My illness remains a mystery, I guess.
    I don't suppose it's 'exploding head syndrome' related.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_head_syndrome

    FWIW I get this and similar symptoms to what you describe and I've never given it a second thought.

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    I'm pretty sure I've contracted exploding head... It happened a few nights in a row last year, then went away, then it happened again earlier this year. I guess it's gonna be an ongoing thing. It sounds vaguely like rushing water for me - or maybe a lot of water being sprayed at something. The first time it happened in my sleepy daze I was angry the neighbors were pressure washing their house at night. I put the pillow over my head and there was no reduction of noise, which is when I realized it was in my head. Weird sensation for sure. It only lasts a couple minutes - maybe waking fully up causes it to go away. There is no anxiety or visual accompaniment, though. I would probably more upset about it if it wasn't called exploding head syndrome. That just sounds awesome, and I can't wait to disclose my condition to someone... "Do you have any known medical problems?" Exploding head syndrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesameguy View Post
    I'm pretty sure I've contracted exploding head... It happened a few nights in a row last year, then went away, then it happened again earlier this year. I guess it's gonna be an ongoing thing. It sounds vaguely like rushing water for me - or maybe a lot of water being sprayed at something. The first time it happened in my sleepy daze I was angry the neighbors were pressure washing their house at night. I put the pillow over my head and there was no reduction of noise, which is when I realized it was in my head. Weird sensation for sure. It only lasts a couple minutes - maybe waking fully up causes it to go away. There is no anxiety or visual accompaniment, though. I would probably more upset about it if it wasn't called exploding head syndrome. That just sounds awesome, and I can't wait to disclose my condition to someone... "Do you have any known medical problems?" Exploding head syndrome.
    Mine only happens just as I'm about to fall asleep and it's either a sudden random loud noise (e.g. beep) or a falling sensation accompanied by elevated heart rate.

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    Hmm..., I guess I have exploding head syndrome too according to that wiki description? Usually happens prior to actually falling asleep. However, I only hear sudden loud ringing... there is usually a sense of anxiety accompanied to it... there's never any pain, but complete paralysis. The more I try to move or vocalize or open my eyes..., the more anxiety and the louder the ringing gets. Eventually I realized that I can just chill and relax and then I'd be able to 'wake up' from it or regain control of my body. My symptoms are no quite as 'explosive', but seems to fit some of the descriptions... extreme fatigue usually was the cause. I always thought my condition is something when my body fell asleep first before my conscious mind does!
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    I do not believe I ever felt anxiety associated with my symptoms. Never experienced any sudden, loud noises or sensations either.

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    Do you have any chest pain with it?

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    I would not consider it pain. It's more like a strange uncomfortable feeling in the left side of my chest that radiates into my arm and neck sometimes.

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