Any experience of? advice welcome

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  1. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    During the past few weeks my lovely hubby has complained of 'vibration' and 'humming' sounds. We have tried to eliminate the general atmospheric noises, eg. aeroplaines overhead, fridges, washing machines, road noises, etc etc.

    I am sure this is related to his 'nerves', or whatever, in poor circulation. BUT have any of you out there any experience of this?

    Thanks Jan
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,896
    Kent
    Dear Jan,

    I wonder if it could be something like tinnitus? The trouble is it would probably be difficult even for the doctor to find out, unless it`s a known symptom. I do hope you manage to find out what it is.

    Love xx
     
  3. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Jan

    I've no experience of it, but I do remember form the Malcolm and Barbara TV programme that Malcolm complained of a constant buzzing in his head.

    I also remembered a post from Maggie about auditory hallucinations (thanks, Maggie)

    The quote is from this web page:

    http://personalitydisorders.suite101.com/article.cfm/psychosis_and_delusions

    I don't know whether david is having hallucinations, but it might be worth investigating.

    I hope you manage to find the answer.

    Love,
     
  4. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,854
    Wigan, Lancs
    Jan,

    I have no practical suggestions, but my Dad has complained of tinnitus for some years now, long before his diagnosis, so I wonder if in some way it is linked to dementia.
     
  5. ROSEANN

    ROSEANN Registered User

    Oct 1, 2006
    909
    staffordshire
    Dear Jan
    My husband used to complain of noises and keeps saying he has tinnitus.
    We live on a main road and before he was diagnoised he used to say the noise from the road was getting too much and he wanted to move, this was after 35 years of living there so maybe it is the illness.
    He also had a spell of saying that he felt like nails were digging in his skin and we had to keep changing the bed at night just to keep him happy.
    So hopefully all this will pass in time for you I do hope so.
    All the best Roseann
     
  6. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #6 Margarita, Oct 16, 2007
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2007
    You do have a good memory Skye , best advice I had even if you want to perceive it as tinnitus

    As I have tinnitus is to have CD walk man on , you husband may not like them so radio on or TV radio during the day . night time is worse for me sometime , so radio on low help , or my CD walkman with realizing music
    [ could try it , even if its not tinnitus ] If I've been out the night before , where really load music been playing it trigger it of really bad for weeks on end its like a low hum tinning ringing , can get high pitch
    when silent is around me
    I Just learn to live with tinnitus .

    I am not a doctor , but would say if your husband has not had those symptoms for as long as you have known him Or should say before dementia

    I would say its Just One of the many symptoms dementia .

    If his very distress , see a CNP or Doctor for advice and medication
     
  7. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Thanks all for your thoughts.

    David does suffer from tinnitus (as I do sometimes). However I think this is to do with a 'vibration' feeling he has along with the 'humming' sounds - the two seem to go together. The vibrations he feels are under his feet - so he thinks we have mine workings underneath us! Living in the Peak National Park that is highly unlikely and if it were possible I would be aware too. I have googled this and it is s recognised problem, not just with elderly or dementia patients. I think a neurological problem.

    I do agree - the total symptoms are probably worth a mention to the doctor - not that I have confidence that anything can be done about it.

    Its good to hear if others have these problems (along with all the others of course!).

    Best wishes Jan
     
  8. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    I think you're right, Jan. Tinnitus is a problem of the ears, but this is a more fundamantal problem, which seems to affect more than one sense.

    It could be that a small dose of an anti-psychotic would help, but I'm sure your GP will have met it before. As you say, it's not uncommon.

    I hope you can find a solution, it must be very distressing to live with. As is tinnitus, of course -- it must be doubly distressing to have both.

    Love,
     
  9. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    yes you right as AZ is a progressive neurodegenerative disease .
     

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