Hello! I just found this forum. I have been suffering from Tinnitus since 2013. It started as a low sporadic hum. I went to my doctor and he said I have Tinnitus and to take some decongestants and it would go away. Didn't work. The tinnitus kept getting worse and more frequent. 6 months ago my friend hugged me tight with her head next to my head. She jumped back because she could hear the noise! I then realized that if I push my carotid artery the noise isn't as loud. I scheduled another appointment with a new doctor and had an ultrasound done on my carotid artery as well as testing with an ENT. Everything came back negative. Nothing could be found. I was told since the noise doesn't seem to be hurting me, to just try and ignore it. I am in sales and I engage with customers all day. Over the next few months, the noise became louder and was happening everyday, all day. It became almost debilitating and difficult to hear customers. In addition, I would get terrible headaches and get lightheaded and dizzy. I went back to the doctor. She then referred me to a neurologist. I go to the neurologist and she asks me questions and then begins to listen to my head with a stethoscope. She leaped off the table because she could hear the noise. She said she has never heard that before. She ordered a MRI and CT scan. The CT did show that I have a vascular loop at the base of my brain but she said that there is another reason for the sound. I was referred to a neuro vascular Doctor. This brings me to today. I have an angiogram scheduled for Tuesday the 16th. The neuro vascular doctor said he is certain that I have a fistula in my brain. He also thinks something else may be going on. He said after he locates the fistula, I will probably need to have it embolized. #1 has anyone had an angiogram of the brain and #2 has anyone had an embolized procedure? Thanks in advance!