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Thank you so much. So bascially the heart functions by itself independently from any kind of physical touching and letting go of objects. I see my psychiatrist tomorrow about adjusting medications. Also if listening to same repeated music have any affect on the heart as well or is that just ocd again?
Thank you again. Basically I should just stop thinking about the heart when doing certain tasks and know that it functions involuntarily and autonomically and I should not worry about it when it comes to the OCD thoughts?
Thank you Doctor just one last question regarding heart function so none of my OCD thoughts can affect the heart function as well. Is there a link you could recommend that explains simply on how the human heart works where it may ease my thoughts?
I forgot to mention when I cover the bottom of the cat litter box with a plastic bag I get worried when the center circle goes out of view again no effect on the heart and should I just try to ignore the circle when placing the bag over it?
Thank you so much for your patience with me regarding OCD thoughts and actions. My last follow up question is regarding what I can tell myself about the heart that it works involuntarily and has its own electrical system or something like that so that I can combat these thoughts which tell me touching or staring affects the heart? Is there one simple phrase or line that I can tell myself not to worry about the heart with reassurance these behaviors and thoughts will not affect me?
One issue with staring that bothered me was when I pulled in my parking spot my car faces the opposite building and again the same old anxiety kicked in where it questioned whether I keep facing the building for a certain period of time would that affect the heart but I used logic and said this cannot affect the heart. Is trying not to focus on something like that building for example and just moving away safe to do when it comes to avoiding the staring of that object?
Thank you again I did speak with my psychiatrist today and he prescribed anafrel for my OCD. I do not understand why I get so focused on one thing where I get nervous about moving away from what I was staring at like the building in front of my car. Instead of staring there I simply walked to the other side of my car grabbed my work bag and glanced at the building and walked away towards my condo door. And again this has no effect on the heart at all?
My OCD acted up today involving picking up and setting down a pen repeatedly. My anxiety makes me feel if I let go of the pen after setting it down something bad will affect my heart is this false thinking again from OCD and should I just ignore the thoughts that try to correlate to heart?
yesterday and today my OCD acted up involving repeatedly picking up and setting down a particular pen. I eventually used logic and stopped the behavior earlier this afternoon with the help self talk from my friend at work. Even though heart functions separate from vision function I find myself staring at hyphens when I am reading text on my cell phone or computer so even if the heart is beating fast that is only from anxiety and not making myself look away from the hyphen which for some reason drives my OCD up? If I find myself beginning to stare or touch something more than once am I better off moving away immediately to avoid the OCD behavior patterns? thanks again
Is it safe to put down objects like bottles or cup even if your heart is beating fast from anxiety or exertion? I have this ocd fear that if you set something down while your heart is beating fast that will affect the heart is this false?
thank you Dr also when I am in stores I get these staring spells at certain labels and decals am I best to move away from them quickly so as not to start the OCD behavior?
Thank you for all your help just one more question I had regarding watching tv program. When the camera panned from the curtains on the building from left to right where you could not see them anymore from the camera angle does that affect anything or is it just my anxiety imagination? again heart function and vision function are completely separate always?
so the anxiousness I feel is strictly from anxiety and I should not even worry about the heart in that or any similar situation? thank you again
Hello Dr I had some anxiety issue walking into my condo earlier this evening. As I walked away from my car I felt that if I did not look back so many times at my car that would affect the heart. Also after I looked back out the corridor window at my car I hesitated turning away for the same fear however I focused on something else and slowly turned away and walked up the stairs. Did any of this have any bad affect on the heart even though it was beating a little faster or was this just OCD and I should stop it.
Today my OCD acted up later in the day consisting of continued touching door knobs with my entire hand like a clutch then releasing it with my right hand then squeezing my left hand to feel my pulse. Also I kept clutching the top part of the steering wheel in my car with my left hand before I exited the car. Are any of these harmful to the heart or is this just OCD and I should just try not to worry and keep repeating them? Sorry to ask again if the heart is safe and is it because it is functioning under a different system then when I use my hands like I described? I promise to give you a big bonus tomorrow my paypal was hacked so please do not think I have forgotten to rate you excellent! Thank you for helping me.
so even if my heart was beating fast from caffeine intake and anxiety during these OCD behaviors I should not worry about the heart. Also is the system where I control the movement separate from the heart functioning? Like if I am touching the steering wheel over and over I do not have to worry about how it can affect the heart beating? Thank you again so much for helping me Doctor
Thank you so much for the explanation just one more thing though does the heart function independently from the movements I make with my hands as far as gripping or touching and aside from the adrenaline? Thank you so much
hello again can staring at the back of a tv remote then turning it right side up and setting it down affect anything or is this just my anxiety playing tricks with my mind again? there is no way the heart can be affected by this simple movement because vision and heart functions are separate?
Hello Doctor my staring OCD has been acting up the last couple days particularly before I exit my car or another car I tend to stare at the A/C label above the buttons. I have been taking less time to look at them and then turn away. This does not have any connection to the heart since vision and heart are separate? When I start to spend time staring at one of these what is the best way to break the stare?
Hello again my OCD keeps making me squeeze the top plastic top of a dunkin donuts stryofoam coffee cup. What is the best way to stop this and again this is harmless to the heart because they are not connected?
I will start a new page after this question follow up regarding my OCD. So no kind of staring at any object connects to the heart function and I should stop worrying about it? Also thinking about the OCD activity that I was doing the day before like staring at the wall sensor on the window does not affect the heart as well?
I forgot to ask one last thing. If my OCD makes me hesitating to lower a cup or pop bottle on the counter this has no effect on the heart as well?
My OCD acted up last night while looking at facebook posts on my laptop computer. It seems that everytime I see an apostrophe symbol or colon symbol it makes me keep staring at it. Again this has no connection to the heart and what would be the best way to stop staring at these symbols?
Hi the medicines have been adjusted slightly but my insurance is not going to pay for Latuda so I am not sure what my psychiatrist is going to do tomorrow? So my heart is not affected by these staring at grammatical symbols because the systems are separate?