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Why do I see number 13 in the clock?

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Posted on Sat, 21 May 2016
Question: I keep seeing the number 13 on clocks, is it a sign of a mental illness? It's not everytime, but generally it would be 13 minutes past the hour.
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Answered by Dr. Ashwini Kolur (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
provide more information.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome.
I have gone through your query. Information provided by you is very little. It will be great if you can elaborate your problem.
Since when you are facing this problem?
What time of day?
What work you do, does it require high degree of concentration?
Are you facing any blurred vision?
Are you stressed recently?

Get back to us this information, we will be glad to help you out.
Take care.

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Follow up: Dr. Ashwini Kolur (20 minutes later)
Thanks for your reply. It's just when I glance at any clock, it is often 13 minutes past the hour. It's happened before, but has been happening for maybe 5 weeks. In a day it might happen 4-10 times. I don't see the number in any other scenario, just on clocks. I guess I am stressed a bit, yes, I always have some stress, my mother has OCD also.
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Answered by Dr. Ashwini Kolur (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
stress might be responsible

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for providing the information.
Stress might be responsible, you should opt for measures which will help in reducing the stress like yoga, relaxation or breathing exercises. I don't think you have any mental illness, it is just stress and I don't feel that you need any medication at present. Just relax you are fine. Try to get good sleep everyday, at least for 7 to 8 hour.

Hope this helps.
Take care.


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Why do I see number 13 in the clock?

Brief Answer: provide more information. Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome. I have gone through your query. Information provided by you is very little. It will be great if you can elaborate your problem. Since when you are facing this problem? What time of day? What work you do, does it require high degree of concentration? Are you facing any blurred vision? Are you stressed recently? Get back to us this information, we will be glad to help you out. Take care.