WEB Notes: It all depends on what the purpose of the communication is for. Sometimes all you want and need is a quick reply not a droning phone call. However, texting can be habit forming. No you do not need to consult with your doctor. Just consider placing a call to your family or friend instead of texting all of the time. With text you definitely lose a connection and the personal touch. Just like anything else, too much of one thing is bad for you.