Internet searching compulsion

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Who can relate to this and how can it be stopped? The anxiety that I get if I don't search what I'm anxious about is overwhelming, but once I start searching I don't stop until I'm satisfied/too mentally exhausted...also, usually what I find makes me even worse, but if I don't search then the anxiety climbs up and I can't get the thought out of my head...

12 January 2019 - 21:43

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Hi there,  Yep, I've been there, done that, and worn the tee shirt so to speak. To be honest, I've given up searching. Literally given up. I got so tired of reading conflicting information, that I decided to just conform with what those around me are doing. I learned how to ice skate by watching others, and now try to apply the same observation of other people to ordinary living. No one in the supermarket has perfectly clean hands,  all the items go through checkouts where people  handle money. Yet everyone else around me stays well.


12 January 2019 - 23:28

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Anxiety rises but itll drop too if you wait it out.

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