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I am so sorry to hear that you are so stressed, i would like to know that why you think that closing lids on cans can affect your heart.
Thanks a lot for your input.
I assure you that this is not so. This can never happen and can't affect your heart in any way.
You are really over stressing yourself.
Have you got any workup so far for your heart?
If they were normal then just forget it because OCD doesn't effect the healthy heart.
Anything else in your mind? Please ask because i would love to help you till you are satisfied.
Yes repetitive actions cannot affect your heart because there is no connection. Even you keep hyer focusing whole day, your heart will not be effected.
It's just anxiety which affects you.
I give you my words for this.
Yes you should just keep repeating one thing in your mind that repetitive actions don't affect your heart and repeat it so many times that this though overcomes the false thoughts.
Well i always tell my patients that to overcome false thoughts repeat the true thoughts in their mind so many times that ultimately brain accept the true thought.
So just repeat in your mind many times that heart is not affected by any repetitive motion or movement.
your heart was fine , is fine and will be fine. Just assure yourself.
I assure you too being a doctor.
May i know your name.
Kevin thanks for your input. Low testosterone has no relation with anxiety.
Any question Kevin
Yes and that is true also.
Just relax, your life is for you to control.
Don't let your thoughts control it.
Visit a psychiatrist and get treatment for this.
Behavioral therapy is recommended for this.
But for yourself just be strong and that is most important thing to do.
Difficult sometime but not impossible.
Then continue it but as i suggested just keep repeating this thing in your mind that nothing is going to affect your heart.
Yes and i assure you that if you do that you will be better soon.
I really wish you good luck that you get well soon.
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Hello,Answers provided are for informational use only and do not confer patient-provider relationship. I believe we have discussed similar fantasies before.
There is nothing you can do to your heart - closing doors, opening them, lifting gallons of milk from the refrigerator, etc - that can possibly hurt your heart. That you could even consider these implausible things is a testatment to your OCD. There is no possible real life scenario in which this could be possible.
I'm happy to hear that you have started CBT. Be sure to discuss these worries with your counselor, and the fact that they don't seem to be getting better.
You need to focus your energy to another task to break the cycle. You must tell yourself that you only need to look at the sign one time and then move on to another task. You will not harm any body part by not looking at the sign.
I am sorry you were only willing to give me 37 minutes to reply before relisting this question, when it took you 2 1/4 hours to reply to me. Immediate response is rarely possible here since we all are helping other customers at any given moment.
Thanks. I just wanted to point out what happens when a question gets relisted.
It's wonderful news that you're getting help with CBT to minimize the OCD behaviors. We are here to support you, even though the support is simply to point out that you can't hurt your heart with any repetitive behaviors. That is the OCD talking, not what is possible. Let us know whenever we can help.
Have a great evening!
Of course it was safe for your heart. There is practically nothing you can do to hurt your heart that wouldn't incapacitate the rest of you as well.
No it doesn't. The heart is designed to respond to anything you do without a problem.
Your movements have absolutely nothing to do with your heart. Your concerns are totally due to anxiety about things that are impossible.
Yes, you should ignore all of this. There isn't any movement you can possibly make that will damage your heart.
Where you are standing has nothing to do with your heart, and moving from that spot has nothing to so with your heart. The feeling or belief that anything you can do will affect your heart is due to your anxiety. There is absolutely nothing you can do that is going to harm your heart. It is all in your mind and the twisted thinking because of the anxiety. Harming your heart through moving or not moving is as likely as the sun rising in the west.
Yes, this is just false reasoning based on your anxiety. In your mind, you know that closing the door doesn't affect your heart, but the anxiety makes you doubt the fact. It's false thinking based on an irrational fear.
Of course not. The heart is beting fast because of your anxiety, not because of any handling of the knife.
All the best,
All systems are separate. There isn't anything you can do, look at, etc. that is going to harm your heart.
It's just OCD and anxiety playing tricks on you.
Yes, your heart is perfectly safe. None of these mundane movements can harm it.
It has no effect on your heart at all. This false thinking is a product of your OCD and anxiety.
I'm sorry, but I am only paid for my work when you click accept and leave positive feedback, which hasn't happened for several months now (since March).
Thanks for the accept and positive rating. There is nothing you can do visually that will affect your heart. It is the "OCD thinking" that is messing with your rational mind. In your heart of hearts you know that looking or staring at things repeatedly is harmless to your body.
You can just keep telling yourself it is just the OCD, and you don't have to obey the impulse. Your psychotherapist can help you with this as well.
There is no effect on your heart. Period. Your heart will be fine whether you look at the label or don't. Nothing you look at or stare at is going to have any effect on your heart whatsoever.