I am struggling with a PT since a year now. its in my left ear. doc has advised an MRA scan of my neck. he thinks its because of intracranial hypertension. there is a fluid buildup. i had edema when i was preganant last year. my gynac told me that tinnitus 'd go away as soon as i deliver. thas did not happen, its been 7 months now since i delivered my child and tinnitus is still there. i put on excessive weight during my pregnancy. so guys please watch out , if u feel u have gained weight (even a 5% excess weight commensurate to ur regular weight) can give u tinnitus. my symptoms: 1) PT in left ear. It goes away if i stick a finger under my left jaw bone. 2) excessive strain in eyes. 3) headache 6) stiff neck and shoulders 7) weight gain 8) occurs mainly in females of child bearing age and who have gained weight. 9) flashes of light. (google photopsia) 10) double vision 11) ghost image or blurry vision 12) Tinnitus worsens if stressed and tired or exhausted 13) Pulsing of the body in sync with the sound of tinnitus these symptoms match symptoms of a brain tumor, but its NOT a brain tumor hence its called pseudotumor cerebri. All this happens because of excessive fluid pressure build up in ur skull. Its dangerous to live with IH for a long time because it can damage the eyes completely. The only way to get rid of this is to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Hope the info helps.