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I Survived Ards Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Only 60% of those affected survive. 14 People

    Survived, And Now Trying To Keep Up...

    I was in a deep coma for 4 months from ARDS, asperated, 2 collapsed lungs, PE, PI, 12 blood clots, no pulse, 6 hours w/little oxygen, pulse was 12, bp was 32/11. Doctors told my family to say goodbye I wouldn't make it til the morning. I hate that my family had to go through...
    beachtime beachtime 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    I Survived Ards In 2009

    On September 27, 2009 I was admitted into the Hospital and put in the Intensive care Unit. I went to the Emergency room because I had been suffering from Flu like symptoms and couldnt breathe very well and was very weak. The doctor immediately isolated me in fear that I had the...
    summerhernandez29 summerhernandez29 26-30 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    A Summer Like No Other

    June 2009 began with an asthmatic bronchitis diagnosis for me. I was on antibiotics when I left for a week cruise to Alaska with my family. When I returned, I had contracted another respiratory illness that left me coughing, achy, headachy, weak, out of breath, and feverish. A...
    iw8forsno iw8forsno 36-40 2 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    Status Asthmaticus

    It all started with a severe asthma attack..I had asthmatic bronchitis when I was admitted to the hospital.At first my lung xrays were clear and blood work was fairly normal.I am really not sure what happened but 4 days later I called my husband at work and told him to hurry that...
    nana68 nana68 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    My Dad Is Now In Icu Diagnosed With Ards Feel Helpless And Have A Million Questions Please Help

    My dad has been in ICU for 9 days now and was diagnosed with ARDS about 3 days ago he has been on ventilator for 5 days now. Ventilator set at 100% but today his 02 stats are running 87%-90% yesterday it was 93% it seems he is not improving. I think in about 3 days he will be...
    melissamorrison melissamorrison 31-35 3 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    Sister Suffering From Ards Pls Contact 09702500683 Venkatesh

    sister suffering from ARDS pls contact 09702500683 venkatesh urgently
    venkatesh12345 venkatesh12345 41-45 Oct 7, 2012

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    Four Years Ago I Was Near Death But I Survived

    On September 19, 2005, after helping my daughter move the day before, I awoke with what I thought was a pulled muscle in my back. I kept thinking it would get better but four days later and still in pain, I went to the doctor. Immediately, I was sent to the hospital for an...
    IthinkIfeelIam IthinkIfeelIam 46-50 2 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    I Am Grateful to Be Alive!

    On December 21, 2007, I received a liver transplant after suffering for several years with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Everything associated with the transplant went perfectly; the day after in ICU I was walking around unassisted, once moved to the transplant floor for...
    gratefultobealive gratefultobealive 66-70 2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Still Feel Vulnerable To Ards

    Hi everyone.  I want to share my story.about ARDS.  I want to begin by saying that I have had many years of bouts with binge alcoholism.  I have had pancreatitis in the past and was a smoker and I really did not treat my body well at all.  When I got sick, February 14, 2011...
    Allen1970 Allen1970 41-45, M 1 Response May 24, 2011

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    My Friend.....

    My bestfriend is the strongest person I know. She had Acute Respiratory Distress in Iraq from a IUD she was working as a Sarg. Medic. She was intubated for a while and it has been about 2 yrs since and she is living life the best way she can. I need your help. I need the best...
    friendoffriend friendoffriend 31-35 Aug 29, 2011

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    A Long 4 Months

    It started with a bad cold which became bronchitis, then went to double peumonia. I went into hospital, and the last thing I remember is eating supper, on the second night there. Next thing I know, it's 2 months later, and I don't remember. Unable to talk, because of a ventilator...
    sandykb sandykb 51-55 3 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Hello, new to this whole "me too" thing. I wanted to join to share my story of what I've been experiencing so far. I'm also looking for anybody out there that can relate. I've been...
    stinaleigh365 stinaleigh365 22-25, F Mar 9

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    THE MORE THEY TELL ME THEY CAN'T HELP ME OR COMPLETELY IGNORE ME OR MY ISSUES, THE MORE I LOOSE FAITH IN HUMANITY AND MY FELLOW MAN. "DISCRIMINATION", IS A LIFE LESSON FOR A PERSON...
    JEM404 JEM404 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I have Kleine Levin Syndrome, but I prefer calling it the sleeping beauty syndrome, it makes me more comfortable. I live in a very small town where no one knows about this...
    briannanicolex briannanicolex 18-21, F Mar 13

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    Resisted peer pressure, survived from sticky social situations to relationships and fall outs with family and dealing with crazy out of control hormones! Never smoked, never done...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    just wondering about others experiences with POTS syndrome. I have lost all strength in my legs and im in a nursing home. Therapist says ill be in a wheelchair for a month. was in...
    Jzimo Jzimo 22-25, M Mar 1

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    Pretty much self explanatory. Additional info for the clueless: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=White+Knight+Syndrome
    aberrations aberrations 22-25, M Mar 1

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    i first found out i have turner syndrome when i was a babe my ma discovered i was on injection to help my growth i attend hospital evey six months but they have me in a adults...
    Atale Atale 18-21, F Mar 4

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    As a 16 year old girl, it's been a struggle to be a girl with polands syndrome, but luckily have had a great support system (both family and friends). Recently I have gotten my...
    hp6688 hp6688 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I was known as the "Weirdo" during school. I have never had any real friends in my whole life until freshman year. Kids never wanted to play with me and called me "stupid" and...
    lollipopchick lollipopchick 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    Husband has Aspergers, delusional worthlessness syndrome, anxiety, and major depression disorder. Any suggestions?
    enoughrollercoaster enoughrollercoaster 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I have Poland syndrome since I was born. I'm missing my right pec. I Struggled though school and when I left I sighed strait up for the army. I have found out that it is much...
    benheggarty benheggarty 16-17, M Mar 15

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    I strongly suspect that I have 47,XXY Kleinfelter Syndrome. I was diagnosed with Hypogonadism two weeks ago. I'm 38. Previously I thought my issues were solely due to varicoceles...
    mjxxy mjxxy 36-40, M Mar 15

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    Hi my name is Edward, I was diagnosed with Russell Silver Syndrome when I was every young. I'm 18 now and about to go off to college. My whole life I have known about my...
    EdwardLayman EdwardLayman 18-21, M Mar 17

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    i survived a bicycle accident,tho. My body was flying in the sky:for real it is my trouma. but i decided i'd challenge to ride bicycle again in my near future,next month. Hope i'd...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 18

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    I got diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in grade 7.
    SithLordofCanada97 SithLordofCanada97 16-17, M Mar 18

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    I survived an attack by a dropbear. It was when I was 12, my sister and I were waking home from school and decided to take a short cut through the bush trails... now normally only...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I am 13 years old. I have been sick for around 10 months. It started as what appeared to be a stomach bug but has continued for months and months. They removed my gallbladder and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 23

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    I am 31 years old female and was diagnosed Guillain-Barré syndrome. I felt tingling weakness in my right leg and in few hours it started spreading to lower limbs and I realised...
    amishah154 amishah154 31-35, F Mar 23

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    Ambiguous header but true. I've survived suicide attempts (both my own and that of a parent), self-harm, domestic abuse of a parent, depression, anxiety, self-destruction and more...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    not me but my youngest son. we adopted him and his birth parents were drug and alcohol addicted. I am only just learning about this syndrome and the problems that my son will have...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I am Hispanic, female, 49 years old. On September 2012 started with progressive serious problems in my health. Weakness on my extremities, drastic loss of weight , foot drop...
    Matty65 Matty65 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I am currently beside myself! I think my partner (and father of my 17month old) has Asperger's Syndrome. We are currently separated but "trying to work it out" except he insists...
    graciesplayground graciesplayground 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    im self diagnosed i truly feel that i have it
    TomboyBeth TomboyBeth 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I'm looking for a little insight on Pica. I myself do not believe I have Pica but I believe my three year-old daughter does. Literally EVERYTHING she touches she tries to eat and...
    kasirae3192 kasirae3192 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I don't know how to comprehend depression. it is so strange, it's easy to catch you off guard. it caught me when my dad died of pancreatic cancer in june of 2012. I am not the same...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I have just ran across DSPS today in researching and trying to find out what exactly has been wrong with me for most of my life. I've classified myself as a night owl since I was...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I don't know if because of the other medications I HAVE to take or what but I use Restasis every day twice a day like the frickin commercial says. I also take Fish Oil and...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    its hard living with this condition im an eighteen year old girl living in Ireland i was a babe when my mother found out i didnt know anything about it i was in hostiple most of...
    Atale Atale 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    anyone with turner sydrome chat me please
    Atale Atale 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I hatr it when I tell people I've been up for an obscenely long time and they ask me if I tried to sleep. No, I want to be a miserable zombie all day. Or when people say so quick...
    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I am 26 and have been struggling with pica for 20 years. When I was a kid (6 years old) I started to eat the stuffing out of couches. It started off as a little here and there but...
    keepitlikeasecret keepitlikeasecret 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I recently have been diagnosed with POTS. I'm fifteen years old. I have not yet started treatment but I hope to soon. Some days its really hard to get out of bed, go to school...