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by Synny » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:14 pm

I'm sure certain song's really mess with a person, I don't know why, but the song everybody's fool by Evanescence. It sets me off bad and i'm not exactly sure why. It puts me into a deep depression and i feel like i'm this huge annoyance and people are making fun of me behind my back. I've tried more than once to listen to the song, but i got the same results. A few other songs do the same thing, but not as bad as this song. Has anyone had the same issue?
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by AvantGarde » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:51 pm

Not me but someone I knew yeaaars back, Beethoven's 9th triggered a number of weird emotions. He said it was because of Clockwork Orange, but I don't think he had a mental illness.

In me, I find that sometimes I just can't hear music.. either because I'm down and it will further my mood, or because of lyrics triggering ptsd, etc.

Music is very powerful, I really don't think it's because of mental illness per se, but because of mental illness we become more sensitive to it.

Best to do is not listen to that particular song :)
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by Synny » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:56 pm

Oh wow Beethoven's 9th Symphony? I was told by my best friend to not listen to it anymore, but sometimes i try to see if i can which turns into a big disaster. I actually have 2 playlists on spotify one says Bipolar highs and the other one is Bipolar lows. I know i shouldn't make one for the lows but it helps me in all honesty.
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by AvantGarde » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:02 pm

Yep, 9th symphony.

Can you mix it up a bit on the playlists? Maybe put some happy songs on the low mood on and some sad songs on the up mood one? It's a simple trick that helps me calm down or perk up sometimes, it doesn't work everytime though.. sometimes I just skip them lol

Hey, just a side note, it's all good on putting italics really, but it gets a bit hard to read a whole paragraph of it ... Just me saying as reader, not mod. If you want to keep it up you can, of course :)
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by Spm24 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:13 am

At times it depends on what mood I am in as to what types of music I can listen to.

As AG said we seem to be sensitive to music on a normal basis. Just think about you being happy from a certain song or sad from another song. Everyone has this happen not just people with a MI...

Don't listen to that song if it sends you down. Of course you want to see if it does but if it always does it's better of not doing so.
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by Synny » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:04 pm

Okies I'll make sure to not do italics i didn't realize it would be difficult to read *Facepalms* Sorry about that lol. I usually just have the songs for bipolar lows sorta angry songs to make me cry. It sounds weird and hard to explain but it helps me in a way. I don't know why i listen to the song by evanescence, i guess i want to overcome being triggered by it, but so far its not working. :(
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by AvantGarde » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:28 pm

How are you doing with a search for a therapist? They usually have tricks up their sleeves for us to be able to handle triggers.

(and thank you, and no problem :lol:)
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by Mocha » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:46 am

Synny, I'm with Shawn.......if you know it's going to trigger you, just don't listen to it. You already know it's a trigger for you and maybe you should avoid it.

I have many things that trigger me, and I avoid them. I see no point in setting myself off when I can help it. Music or otherwise. Why put yourself through it?

Music that triggers me are classical and techno.......drives me up the wall......(sorry, shawn..... :twisted: )

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by AvantGarde » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:10 am

Synny, how have you been doing with the holidays lately?

Edit.. Shit, forgot I had already answered this post :lol: :lol: Lots of questions.. I'm sorry
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by Mom2dani » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:27 am

Music triggers me big time. So I’ve found, listening to 80s (Depeche Mode, the Cure and Beastie Boys) tend to not. It’s my go to in the morning, try to set my day straight.

I love the idea of creating a playlist for days when the mood is low.
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by Synny » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:32 pm

AvantGarde wrote:Synny, how have you been doing with the holidays lately?

Edit.. Shit, forgot I had already answered this post :lol: :lol: Lots of questions.. I'm sorry


well my birthday was yesterday (the 15th) and i'm a bit upset with my biological father. Once again this year, he failed to call me on my birthday but i did on his for the last couple of years. Granted we have only known each other since my daughter was 2 (she's 5 now) i feel like he's just the type who throws money to you, and it irritates me. My stepdad (the one with leukemia) has been there since the day i was born. anyway I'm looking forward to christmas this year, going to be spending it with my mom and dad. (sorry wasn't trying to write a long post. )
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by AvantGarde » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:09 pm

Your post really isn't long, you should see stuff we write on a daily basis over here :shock:.

I'm sorry about your bio dad..
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