Discussions that mention diazepam

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(The following concerns constant tightness I've had along the left side of my head and forehead, perhaps also to a certain extent along the left side of my neck, for the last 6+ years which has affected my concentration and my perception of my nose which I constantly perceive as "two shadowy separate images"):

I had a stress echo cardiogram last week which showed that my heart was fine, thus not responsible for my problem. The doctor suggested that perhaps my problem was "bruxism" which is caused by the jaw clinching together too often which may have tightened the associated facial muscles (though I doubt this because I don't often clinch my jaw together, perhaps I do sometimes after intense physical activity but thats about it).

So, my GP prescribed me diazepam which I've been taking for almost a week (she said that if it doesn't clear up my symptoms after a week that it wouldn't work) and aside from making me go to sleep quickly at night it hasn't resolved my symptoms whereby the left side of my head and forehead is still constantly tight which affects my concentration and perception (to an extent).

So, in October (jeeze, the public health system is terrible...) I have an appointment to see a specialist urologist who will assess how and when my left testicle (which withdrew into my abdomen when I was about 13 or 14) will be surgically removed. A reason I mention this is because the lower left side of my back always feels like theres a source of 'tightness' which I feel affects the left side of my back and subsequently could possibly be what is responsible for the constant tightness along the left side of my head and forehead.

So, how likely is it that my left acquired undescended testicle (remembering it wasn't like that when I was born but moved up when I was about 13 or 14) has been pressing on the surrounding body tissue/muscle in the lower left side of my body which has been responsible for the symptoms I've had for the last 6+ years?

I honestly cannot think of any other explanation as I've tried everything else since 2002, (ie: physio, chiro, mri, neurologist, muscle relaxants, eye specialists, ear specialists, nose specialists, acupuncture, back ct scans, neck X-Rays and hayfever medication) and it couldn't just be a coincidence that I constantly have a tightness originating in the lower left side of my back, have had constant tightness along the left side of my head/forehead for over 6 years years and since about 1999 or 2000 my left testicle has been rigidly stuck in the left side of my abdomen (according to an ultrasound it rigidly placed where it is and doesn't move).

I never thought to connect these issues before (both because I thought it was unlikely and embarressing) but could I be on the right track here?

Thanks again.