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Teen might need surgery after texting over 100 msg a day

In her wild texting days, Annie Levitz couldn’t wait for her day to end at 3:25 p.m. at Lincolnshire’s Stevenson High School.

Stevenson students are banned from sending text messages over their wireless telephones at school. So, the minute Levitz got outside, she’d fire texts to her friends and kept at it on many days until 11 p.m., with the lone break coming for dinner.

Levitz, 16, of unincorporated Lake County near Mundelein, is now paying the price for a texting habit that sometimes reached 3,500 to 4,000 messages per month on an unlimited plan. A Vernon Hills rheumatologist cited texting as the cause of her carpal tunnel syndrome.

Her parents took away her phone for a while, but she has it back and she said she’s down to 20 to 30 daily texts.

Source: Suburban Chicago Daily Herald

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