Head Pops

My daughter has frequently complained of her head popping. She describes it as a bubble popping in her head. These can be "big pops" or "little pops" and the big ones really upset her. The neurologist has no answers. Wondering if anyone else with NF1 is familiar with this?

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Have you seen an ENT Doctor? (ears nose and throat). They would check the inner ear. This is known to sometimes cause a “popping”. Also the jaw can cause a click which you may describe as a “pop”.

These are just ideas go and see your Doctor as they can do test/s.

Tony

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I imagine your daughter may be too young to be on antidepressants ,but I do know that cymbalta will cause a weird snap or pop in your head.

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My jaw clicks and it sounds like a popping sound.

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I have heard that sometimes people with seizures will feel or hear a pop. Have you researched this at all?

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I have talked to Dr.s at the Seattle NF clinic-2 neurologists, pediatricians, eye specialists(she has an optic glioma) and have googled it a bunch. Noone has been able to provide any solid information about it. The only real suggestion was that it was somehow nerve related...

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Is she talking about a sound she 'hears' in her head ?
I get what I call zaps. I tell people it reminds of like an electrical zap. It doesn't hurt. But it can make me crazy.
I'm on cymbalta but I've had this for years, like 20 yrs or more so it's not related to anti depressants.
Neither my GP or neurologist seems concerned.

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how do you know if this is just a pressure point or something more serious?anyone know?

sometimes the way children describe things are different to what they actually are.

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She says that it actually sounds like a bubble popping in her head.

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I have pops! I really do..and I am old enough to know that it's not my ears or my jaw popping. I am not sure what causes it really...at all! I always thought everyone got pops in their head, so i never thought to mention it to my Doctor! I think I may have commented on one of your other posts about popping..not sure if it was you though! My pops don't hurt..its just weird..sometimes it kinda scares me! but..nothing bad has ever come of them..so I just have learned to deal with them!

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Wow. Sounds wierd but thank you for your post. Ryleigh is thrilled to know someone else has them.

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Yeah..tell Ryleigh she isn't the only one!!

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I have had these pops you seem like you can literaly hear them. They are like a small electrical shock. Like an electric lighter. Most noticable when you lay down to sleep.

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I wouldn't even say they are "zaps" or electrical shocks. To me it seems more like an air bubble in there...Weird..I Know!

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I get all kinds of weird sounds in my head plus ears.

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I don't know if your child still gets this crackling and popping as your original post was 6 months ago but I am also a grown woman and your daughter's description is exactly how I described it to 2 ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and a Head and Neck Surgeon, like popping packing material in your head. The noise mysteriously appeared 10 months ago for me and I still don't have a cause. I did eliminate TMJ, middle ear infection or any infection or any nuerological cause from the brain. As another person who has this -- it is very, very frustrating so I feel your pain. For me, high does of anti-inflammatories (NASAIDS) NOT corticosteriods has reduced the volume of the noise and it does happen more when I am lying flat on my back, so I avoid that when possible. Other than that I don't have a solution. Good Luck and please post again if you ever get a "cause".

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WOW i thought i was the only one that got these too. I got them a lot more when i was yonger. I found it was when i moved my head a certin way or moved to fast. But I dont get them as often now, but shes not the only one.

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