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Touching the lid will not affect your heart.
A little faster heart rate can occur from anxiety.
You should not worry about it.
Thank you Dr Saha so even if the thoughts about my heart not working right by touching the lid will not affect anything and are false thoughts from anxiety?
Yes, just thinking about it not working right will not affect your heart.
Please try to relax.
and the sensation I feel in my chest is just from stretching muscles to lean over to touch it?
Increased rate of heart can also cause a sensation of palpitation.
How are you feeling now?
I feel okay heart is not racing
That is good.
Do not think excessively about heart.
As you wrote before your tests were normal.
This is reassuring.
so my muscles in my chest could just be sore from exercising the last few days?
Where do you feel the pain?
left side back shoulder
When did it start? Are you still feeling it?
Are you still feeling it?
a little bit
Does any activity aggravate it?
yes a little
Is there any tenderness?
if I press on it there is no pain
It can be muscular pain when movement of the shoulder affects it.
does not sound like heart problem?
But if it continues, please get an examination by doctor.
I will I promise
It sounds more like muscular then heart?
Heart conditions can also cause pain. But when movement of shoulder aggravates it, it is more like a muscular one.
Still if it persists, you should get it checked by doctor.
Please feel free to ask, if you have any further query.
Thank you Dr Saha
You are always welcome.
My shoulder was feeling better with some ibprofen today and my cbt therapist thinks muscles are sore from just beginning to work out again. However when I was watching a tv show there was a man wearing a head band and I started to fixate on it during different scenes. As we discussed this kind of focusing in on something in this case tv show on a dvd cannot possibly affect the heart function because vision and heart function are separate?
Last night I was watching an award show on tv and I focused on an actress belt then the picture shifted to another actor and I felt like I was anxious in my chest when the picture changed over from when i was looking at the belt. Was this just a nervous impulse from anxiety and no effect on the heart?