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I Survived Icu Psychosis

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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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    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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    One Sunday in December 2014,

    I began to vomit at 3 pm. The sickness was relentless and at 7 pm I asked my husband to take me to the ER. The wait was 30 minutes or so. The worst nurse ever took one vial of blood and said "sorry. I'm not good at this" as my blood ran down my arm and onto the floor. I was...
    dieunsernae dieunsernae 36-40, F May 31

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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 6 Responses Sep 23, 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    One Sunday in December 2014,

    I began to vomit at 3 pm. The sickness was relentless and at 7 pm I asked my husband to take me to the ER. The wait was 30 minutes or so. The worst nurse ever took one vial of blood and said "sorry. I'm not good at this" as my blood ran down my arm and onto the floor. I was...
    dieunsernae dieunsernae 36-40, F May 31

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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 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    I was admitted to hospital with a severe

    infection to the right knee 24 hours after a mere arthroscopy of the knee. Massive staph aureus infection of the knee called 'septic arthritis' I then was transferred to theatre to have a 'washout' I got worse and then they put a catheter to my bladder and gave me a pseudomonas...
    Michaelho007 Michaelho007 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Yeah so whenever my psychosis is active it starts twisting my interpretations of interactions with people and suddenly it feels like no one likes me. It's completely false but it...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    which means I actually don't have it. ppl who have schizophrenia don't "think" they have it. They don't even know they have it! so, at least I can distinguish my paranoid delusions...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 hrs ago

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    I'm not saying oh hey girls I'm desperate please go out with me, I'm just saying that I haven't found her yet (or I have but I'm just too chicken to ask her out) I'm not sure if it...
    Ralbarda Ralbarda 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    Don't know about "Changed my life". But there are one or two that widened my perspective on life. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee seems to recur often. The world on all it's...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    So this past week I broke down.I was a mess.Remebering every little detail.The man who sexually assaulted me saying "Stop being a baby"....To the cops telling me I was lying.I just...
    MarineWife1995 MarineWife1995 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I was with my friends in a Jeep, with the top down. Came around a turn, got slammed by a rented U-Haul truck. It's all still kind of a rough shakey blurt.
    JohnnyHospes JohnnyHospes 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I promised that if I ever got better I would do something to help others in my situation. That was 34 years ago. I am just so happy to be well again. So much time has past that I...
    quickrush quickrush 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've cheated death more times than I can count . But God wants me to live for some reason , and I trust in his plan for me .
    Spiritual40 Spiritual40 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Come on Theists and Theist apologists, because I want to know. A little boy in Nigeria is being is being cared for in a school together with other children traumatised by the...
    SuperSonicRenegade SuperSonicRenegade 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have a great war in my mind though. i think it comes from psychosis, which i have. i think if i was free of it, i could be someone better for God. i love you in Jesus in all...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    My parents indirectly keep me from getting the mental healthcare I need. It started senior year of high school when I became suicidal for the first time in my life. It was due to...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I had my appendix out on Friday 13th.... and being in hospital on what I think must have been a psycho-geriatric ward, was a bit of a nightmare! Thank goodness I was only in for 4...
    LaviniaRose LaviniaRose 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    I know my ex boy friend from Social media since 2009. He is from Sri Lanka n I'm from Malaysia. We were became friends in Social media friends n used to chat once in a while. And...
    leenaDV87 leenaDV87 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I Am A Fat Teenager. None of my friends are fat. None of my friends are like me. How have I survived without anyone to relate to? The internet. I started off on EP, trying to...
    FatGirlEmily FatGirlEmily 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was on my way to school early one morning and my step dad and I were in the truck together. It was dark and rainy and hard to see. Next thing I know, we're sliding up onto the...
    nameless742 nameless742 13-15, M Aug 21

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    I joined this group optimistically hoping that one day the title would ring true for me. That one day I could sincerely feel like a survivor and not just a victim. Today I can...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 3 Responses Aug 21

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    me and my friends were going to play softball. They were in the car in front of me. they had just stopped at the stop sign in front of me. I press on the breaks to slow down when...
    haleigh81515 haleigh81515 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I've held back for a long time, but I think it's over. When I was 3 years old, my parents divorced. Around a year or so afterwards, my mother started dating a man, his name was...
    relaxitsjustanightmare12 relaxitsjustanightmare12 13-15, T Aug 18

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    IT's not over.. I just want to go home.. I wonder if the physical abuse is next..
    wrestlingwithhope wrestlingwithhope 41-45, M Aug 17

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    Growing up with a stepfather and bullying at school.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I went from an abusive childhood straight into an abusive marriage. Until I married my second husband (at 33) the only people to ever reciprocate my love were my maternal...
    Chrylblck Chrylblck 36-40, F Aug 17

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    did I really survive? or am I still playing the victim? to what level of grief and resentment is justified?
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I survived it. don't know how. My dad was a drunk. I lived with him for a year and a half. I called the cops told them he was abusing me.. they didn't believe me. Of course not...
    idkubutimkk idkubutimkk 13-15, F Aug 16

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    A few days ago, me, my dad, my brothers and sister were driving back from a friend's house, and some guy was drunk driving and crashed into us. To skip through what happened, my...
    MangaMinx MangaMinx 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I think for years I have been in denial. I felt guilty for doing this to myself. I have been saying for the last two years that I have broken my own heart. What I didn't admit to...
    forevereternal9 forevereternal9 26-30, F Aug 16

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