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Old 11-05-2016, 11:37 PM   #11
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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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Old 01-23-2017, 01:47 PM   #12
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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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