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I Survived Icu Psychosis

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    H1n1, Mrsa Pneumonia And Icu Psychosis

    Hello. In October 2009 I was placed in the hospital because I contracted H1N1 (Swine Flu) and then MRSA Pneumonia. My lungs stopped functioning properly so I had to be sedated, placed on a ventilator and feeding tube. The dreams, visions, deliriums I had were so real it took...
    hgarnett hgarnett 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    Doctors Made Me Psychotic!

    I checked into the hospital in 2005 with hemorrhagic pancreatitis.  I wasn't expected to survive.  At some point I started slipping away mentally because my mind couldn't deal with what I was experiencing physically;  Dilaudid probably had a lot to do with it too...
    elbo821 elbo821 41-45 3 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    Real Life Or My Imigination

    I had cervical surgery on Aug. 1, 2012. In the recovery room, my left lung collapsed and I was put into ICU. I have very little memory, almost none, of my "real" life while I was in the psychosis. I thought my daughter had sold all of my property to the hospital. Then I was in a...
    missippy12 missippy12 66-70 Nov 28, 2012

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    There Is Hope...........

    My husband has been in ICU for 11 days. By day 6 they began weaning the sedation and removed the vent on day 8. I expected some confusion, but he seemed ok. He had the same nurse that week, who apparently anticipated ICU psychosis, and opened the blinds every morning, asked...
    ligea ligea 61-65 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    My Dad Is Going Through This Right Now...:(

    my dad had his accending aorta repaired, on Jan 21rst 2011, (but when put under, he thought he had a mild heart attack, and his companion and he did not know going in, that it was so serious) for 6 days he was on a respirator, feeding tube, and a pic line, that was hooked up to...
    toniett toniett 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    My Icu Phycosis Story

    Hi all, HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE!!!!!! The events you are about to read are all true and to the best that I can remember. The year is 2005. My story was a case of misidentity, I am a kind, loving sole with love to share. please read on I am not crazy its just that morphine can...
    kaponeoly kaponeoly 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    My ICU Hell

    THE FACTS Before I tell you the hallucinations, this is the timetable roughly according to my husband. Wednesday 11th admitted, operation took place, In the evening doctors realised that there was too much swelling so they sedated me again and put tubes up my nose so I could...
    tabithaanita tabithaanita 51-55, F Oct 7, 2013

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    Dream Stolen

    My husband and I were married in April after 4 yrs of dating.  He had cirrhosis of the liver, and was put on the list in June.  After a year of hell, constant trips to the hospital, I took him in a month ago with severe encephalopathy.  He ended up in ICU and...
    khughes228 khughes228 46-50 2 Responses Nov 22, 2010

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    My Mom Is In Icu Delirium Right Now

    My mom went into the icu on oct 10/2010 for 2 weeks was intubated for 10days and was in a medically induced coma for 5 days. Now she is having mega dillusions. Please help me. How long does this last? Is it permanent? Will she ever recover?? She went in for severe septic shock...
    DesperateDaughter DesperateDaughter 31-35, F Nov 4, 2010

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    When I Was In The Hospital ---

    When I was in the hospital, everything was fine during the day. But at night, when there was no background noise, machines would talk to me. The intravenous machine in particular. That damn thing would start out in the usual manner making rotating machine noises. But then it...
    Royost Royost 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    The Scenic Route Through Hell

    There are no words I could give you to tell you what it feels like. There is no day or night--the lights never go off, and whether you're awake or asleep, there is no ending to the nightmares your own delirious mind invents. There is no comfort for you. There is only horror. ...
    LucidDementia LucidDementia 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Finding the Words

    Its hard to express how I once felt a long time ago. Being in psychosis sucks, its awful, and when you come out of it, life is different.
    wrongboy wrongboy 18-21 4 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    Will Haunt Me Forever..

    Long story short.. I overdosed and was left for dead, face down on black asphalt for many hours. Once I was found, i was unresponsive, hardly had a pulse and body burnt all over. I was rushed to the hospital. Obviously I don't remember any of that. What I remember is a ****** up...
    nikkiedahmer nikkiedahmer 22-25, F Oct 19, 2013

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    My Mom is currently in the ICU in Buffalo NY.

    She started in the CCU on September 9th with Carbon Dioxide poisoning; a result of failing lungs from COPD. She is only 60 years old. We are on day 42. Her ICU psychosis began recently after insurance initially approved a special facility then denied her the night before...
    diapaulj diapaulj 26-30, F Oct 19

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    Related Experiences

    I experienced my psychosis in February of this year and it continued until April of 2014. The experience still haunts me everyday. I can't not think about it. Them holding me down...
    reneelove1 reneelove1 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    4 days ago on Monday, November 17th 2014 at around 7pm, I survived my first car crash. I was driving with my boyfriend to dinner in a town about an hour away, when I lost control...
    dazzlemeforever dazzlemeforever 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    On Halloween this year I was in my first car crash with two of my best friends. We were on our way to meet up with some people to go spookhousing when my drivers side tires dropped...
    CamMichelle CamMichelle 18-21, F Dec 2

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    O k so I survived it. but no one realizes all the damage that is done to a young man when he gets cancer in his prime of life. I was 28, I was doing awesome with my job, I had a...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I survived a car crash when I was 3. I only got whiplash. Ever since then, I've had a terrible fear of cars.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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     I'm glad you have survived the accidents. What do you think, riding the SPereBike, would've been possible to survive without any injuries?indiegogo.com/projects/sperebike-the...
    LaszloPere LaszloPere 31-35 Dec 5

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    I wasn't that it was.. I heard voices from someone named Tania recently who would tell me how defective I am compared to others and she would let me hear others thoughts that...
    asdlalnjal asdlalnjal 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I'm 22 and about a year ago I was totally different person. Popular, very fit from going to the gym, etc.. I was also smoking weed. Everything was going great, but at then end of...
    unknownOrigin unknownOrigin 22-25 Dec 1

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    B - "You wanna do play the rape game?" C - "Uh no..." B - "That's means you're ready! Get it!" J - "Rape isn't funny." B - "A little bit." J - "No!" B - "A little bit." J - "Have...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    She was born, found herself in the hands of an unclear present. With a scar on her arm, and with a tongue that had to forget saying the word “mamma”. She left. As she was...
    sadsunset sadsunset 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I was brought into a taxi and off to this guy's house. I didn't expect anything of it, the taxi thing was a bit strange since there was nothing wrong with hanging out at the mall...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    I feel like writing might help me heal. My ex left my house in early September to go back to her parents. She had asked to leave before and I told her to take it day by day and...
    lostlove54 lostlove54 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Six Years. I have fought for Six Years. Victory will forever be out of your reach, I will not give you false hope. I will share with you this: Find A Way To Survive. One Day, I...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Dec 3

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    I am a survivor. I can adapt, assimilate, and overcome. I really wish I didn't have those abilities. Sometimes I wish I had just died there. But I am stronger. Maybe a bit...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M Dec 4

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    In my life so far iv been in three hurricanes in south Texas
    bryceobd bryceobd 18-21, M Dec 6

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    It has been since June that my divorce was final. It has been a journey to say the least. I've fallen multiple times, took roads that were dead ends and road blocks, but all in all...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    I rear ended a car back in 2006 when my car was only two years old. I was traveling at about 45mph. Everyone walked away from the crash. I had a minor concussion, some bruising...
    viperman viperman 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    Been racing motocross most of my life, I had a lot of accidents and broke quite a few bones... Never crashed on my Harley though..
    randy1129 randy1129 46-50, M Dec 8

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    Feeling wronged I knew this guy for a over an year now. We met through our parents. We started talking initially I wasn't interested but then he kept coming back and I was going...
    braveheart30 braveheart30 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hey there. There is no such thing somebody can fix you. You gotta fix yourself! Is all in you! In your mind! You gotta learn to see your pain and understand it. And try to not let...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today was a big day for moving on and growing emotionally. Probably the first time I've engaged in sexual activity with my boyfriend in months since I was raped. Even the thought...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have always had severe asthma which has always been a concern to my parents, being constantly in and out of hospital since a young age. However, I had a severe asthma attack on...
    soyacarton soyacarton 18-21, F Nov 25

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    They say Type I is the worst because of the psychosis. Well they also say I am type II. Yet when I was diagnosed it was still called manic depression and there was only one type. I...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Nov 29

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    I have schizoaffective disorder. I'm sitting at home on a friday night by myself. First of all I didn't have the energy to go out, secondly, I just never seem to have plans...
    krome13 krome13 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's almost two years since I lost my best friend. My older cousin, more like older brother. Born five days apart, we were inseparable as children, which only intensified when we...
    emoteemo emoteemo 26-30, F Nov 22

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    A few years ago, I moved from the east coast of the United States to the southwest to go back to university after taking a year long break from school, and I didn't know a single...
    uglyhands uglyhands 22-25, F Dec 4

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    I always think when I'm alone what kind of response I would get if I shared my story, would I get hate, esp because I was the one who made the statistics seem more true? My mother...
    EmmaDex EmmaDex 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi there, and a special hello to those peeps who I am, or have been particularly close to. I have something to say, it's probably boring, but it may explain a lot if you're...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I am in my 50's, and I've had questions all my life about my very early childhood. Considering I've had these questions in some form for as long as I can remember, I can't help...
    CatloverDG CatloverDG 56-60, F Nov 29

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    I hope you get want you want on Christmas. We both know you never wanted a daughter. You never wanted me. You dreamt and talked about the day that you would never have to see my...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I needed to write this letter and wish I could send it to make him realised he hasn't broken me and never will. To my abusive husband, I have survived years of your drinking...
    Iamasurviv0r Iamasurviv0r 41-45, F Nov 19

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    A woman's life is in danger and/or so is the fetus. What do you want her to do? Keep the pregnancy with the risks of her losing her life or have a miscarriage? What if she has...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    It's interesting to note that religion survived the findings of Galileo, it survived the findings of Newton and Einstein, but it's entirely at odds with the findings of Darwin...
    Radmossman Radmossman 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 2

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