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Default May 10, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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The Internet is so accessible, 24 hours a day it's there and provides me with instant entertainment in the comfort of my own home. It's no surprise that I've therefore become addicted to it. I've been on the computer for 10 hours now, and it's 4 am.

I think unlimited internet is a problem for me. I should probably cancel it.

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Don't see anymore posts but I like to comment on this forum. I used to be so active here but found that I was getting really addicted to it and had to make sure all my on-line friends got pics etc. I would be on for two plus hours. I realized it had become a real problem for me. I love the forum but like anything too much of a good thing is not healthy.
I still feel this is the best place for help and it really worked for me when I needed it. I thing a wonderful job has been done here but like anything, it can become an addiction. So for all the friends here...I have thought of you but I just want to come back a little at a time...............Hugs; Dee (missbelle)

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Hi Dee,

I relate to what you are saying. This is my favorite website. I get a lot of support here and I try to support others, too. I don't watch much tv so I don't feel concerned about my internet usage, although I find I read less despite that being a passion of mine. Take care xo
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Have never been a reader. But have been an internet user since they became popular. Was on line for the forums at braintalk before they went bad. Now am a member of neurotalk but it is so small found myself needing more support.
So that is when I really restarted back up her at psych central.
I am bipolar so that is where I am posting for the most part.
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I have been online for 6+ hours now. I am suppose to be up in 2 hours and have yet to even sleep. I don't have cable tv and read only a little bit. Mostly on my kindle. I have been spending a lot of time playing the arcade games on this site and watching YouTube videos.
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I have been online for 6+ hours now. I am suppose to be up in 2 hours and have yet to even sleep. I don't have cable tv and read only a little bit. Mostly on my kindle. I have been spending a lot of time playing the arcade games on this site and watching YouTube videos.
How are things going? Is being online that much problematic in your life?
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Hubby has been gone for the week, back on tuesday.
I have been on here for hours!
I post to many different web sites forums face book email, checking rechecking see if any one responds.
I am like a 2 year old.....
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I worked saturday too this week so time has flown by since he has been gone. I am off tomorrow. Will have brunch at the diner then I have nothing else planned.
My dirty house needs attention, but actually the yard screams for attention.
All I can say is I better not spend the whole day on line.
bizi who is blurry eyed from being on line so long and not blinking.....

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I super relate to this, haha. I don't even want to count up the hours I'm online per day. It's like a coping mechanism, because it doesn't require much thought. My OCD loves when I start putting extra thought into things (like reading books, writing, working on anything, etc) so I scroll through image sites like Tumblr and Instagram to make it shut up for a minute :I
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The Internet is so accessible, 24 hours a day it's there and provides me with instant entertainment in the comfort of my own home. It's no surprise that I've therefore become addicted to it. I've been on the computer for 10 hours now, and it's 4 am.

I think unlimited internet is a problem for me. I should probably cancel it.
Internet addiction can be bad for your health. I would suggest you to limit its use.

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I find that being on the computer feeds my hypomania.
Being bipolar, I need to better control my obsessions....
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Default Jan 23, 2017 at 01:47 PM
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I've not been sleeping much lately (3-5 hours a night). I don't get on the computer before going to bed, as I know that can keep you awake. I've just been spending too much time on PC lately, but there's little to do when you're up at 3 am & your days are so freaking long. I wish I could sleep a "regular 8" so I can get myself readjusted to having normal days.
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Maybe I have it, it's been years already since my school years. Think I'm able to go all day online, I guess.

Thing is, I have a habit of visiting certain sites many times each day - sometimes to see if any updates, or just visiting without any reasons at all.

At the moment, I can't control it. My bookmark list is full of many things useful in Internet that I planned to do, but it keep being delayed due to that habit above. As time passes, it could be months before I took a look at it back.

Of course, this do affecting my life. Jobless now, so since job-hunting being predominantly done in Internet - and I'm easily distracted - you can see where this is going. Still, I'm glad this didn't affect me at all on my previous job, perhaps not owning a smartphone helped on that fact.

Going online distracted me from facing those supposed problems that I suspected I had, so don't know if being Internet addict is good or bad in my case.
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If I included by smart phone, which I guess I should I spend hours per day online. I still get other stuff done like work and studying so I am not that concerned yet. I don't watch much tv so I guess its kind of taken that spot in my life. Whereby some people can watch tv for hours in the evening, I go online.
If I wasn't getting to sleep or working etc then I would need to address my internet use. I do find it helpful to connect with others who would understand some of the issues I am going through.

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I am on line..checking forums, web sites, face book, e mail yahoo. all of the time keep going back from one site to the other time and time again. for hours! every night!
I call it mental masturbation.
I am a 2 year old needing constant attention.
the internet fulfills this void of attention or rather seeking this.
I am seeking help for this. I need to get a life.
I have an addictive personality.
food, alcohol and internet.
my new therapist says that will not go away.
I am now thinking I have a borderline/ codependancy issues at play.
seeking DBT therapy
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I've considered asking my husband to take the laptops to work with him.

I'm online way too much and I think it's overstimulating and depressing me. I also think it's destroying my attention span. I think I'd get a lot more done around here if every time I sat down to take a rest I didn't pick up the laptop. Also my mind is never rested or just focusing on one thing at a time. I can't do anything without a head full of ruminations any longer.
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I know what It's like to be on the internet-I have to be careful that im not on shopping sites/spending $$. I have compulsive debt/spend issues..but I go on several self help/support sites. However,it can be 2 hrs later and im shocked at the time,so i have to be careful. But I find that people on pc really understand my issues better than anyone in real life! People IRL are supportive but don't have bipolar,addictions,etc...so dont always understand the feelings/emotions i have...they try though...except for people in my support groups. Im saying regular friends/family just don't have frame of reference.

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i've been able to curb my facebook use. I am now on perhaps 15min a day. I spend though too much time on PC. Email is the big big problem for me. I write and write, and write. Copious amounts I write. When it comes to my phone, I use it for exactly that. I don't tolerate it when people try to use texting to have a conversation with me - that is what a phone is for.
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I'm not sure where to post this but I suppose as the internet is a symptom of it this is a good place to start....

1. I am addicted to the News. All day long my TV is tuned into 24 hour news. And this is where it comes to the Internet. Since I first went on line in 1994 I have spent all my free time checking and rechecking, visiting and revisiting News websites. I don't use my cell phone for social networking like most people, instead I use it for notifications from my preferred News providers. As I don't work, this takes up most of my day from the moment I wake up.

2. I am addicted to email. I don't text. I don't use social networking much, I avoid chatting. I EMAIL. I spend a great deal of time each morning (hours) writing and answering emails. I write at length, I write copiously. When I have finished I am disappointed with myself because I didn't write longer or wasn't humorous enough, etc. I sometimes write the same people multiple times a day.

So, right now it is 4:30 in the afternoon. I am watching the News, have 6 browser tabs open to News sites, and have my Email open. With the exception of a commitment I had to attend to I have been sitting here since 430 AM. And that commitment? I've made excuses all week putting it off just so I can sit here like a knob.
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