Originally Posted by Jerry1985
So does it seem likely that both the chronic muscle tension and the strange constant perception of the two sides of my nose as 'two transparent shadow halves' is a result of an over active anterior cingulate cortex? I generally find it difficult to concentrate properly and do tend to have some OCD habits/ thoughts which are apparently a result of the ACC not functioning properly. And, if the ACC is the cause of my symptoms, can my health problem be permanently resolved?
About the nose - I have been having the same or similar sensation since childhood. I would notice it especially when I read and as soon as I notice it, the reading was over because this was all I could think of. This is like each side of the nose is separate and I will see it as a grey shadow from the different sides with each eye and it is so annoying. I have never told anyone since I figured people would tag me crazy and there was no point. I also have OCD (with the emphasis on "O") since as long as I can remember myself, and recently am dealing with horrible painful muscle spasms.
I have an appt with the psychiatrist tomorrow, is it something I can mention to her? Would be nice to know how to resolve it, too, since I can live with OCD and nose sensation, but muscle spasms are really bad.