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I Survived Icu Psychosis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been reading posts about people who are convinced of demons and the phenomena of possession etc. And I've also been recovering from the longest psychosis of my life. The...
    cavedweller2 cavedweller2 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I survived a near fatal car accident on October 22, 2014. I was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time.The accident happened on Highway 280 in Alabama. The day prior, I...
    jmryan316 jmryan316 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I don't really know what I'm doing right now, with this bloggy thingy, so bear with me. This is my attempt to actually speak about something I have tried to keep secret for so long...
    kitkat1291 kitkat1291 18-21 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Those were 2 different bad days. Luckily besides knocking me silly nobody else was injured. Neither car survived tho. No alcohol involved.
    MiddleSister45 MiddleSister45 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I didn't really get in a crash I got hit by a car :P
    NickSkates123 NickSkates123 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    This sucks. I'm not ready for this to happen and am having trouble dealing. It'll be ok, it always is. Just hate this part of life :( Not ready to lose my Dad..
    brackenreedfro brackenreedfro 41-45, F Oct 31

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    How does one bounce back from this sort of thing? I was 17. Basically, I was in a car with my best friend at the time and one of his friends. They were smoking pot and decided to...
    Friendlee Friendlee 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 9

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    He was my boyfriend at the time, I suppose he thought because of that he had the right to, but he didn't did he? I was 16 when he did it, 2 years ago, it's a long time ago but...
    Llyla Llyla 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    It's not easy and I still up through it but I went through it for two years in a row then it went away go a while now it's kinda here kinda not
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Oct 21

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    its been just over a year now since i came off my medication and stopped having counselling because i was classed as in a better place now. I have been through the worst points...
    StarGirl44 StarGirl44 18-21, F Oct 25

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    SwampyStables SwampyStables 46-50, M Oct 27

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    Hi, I have similar story by mine it's worse. I and my ex met at work, he was volunteer in my place. We fell in love each other. He purposed marriage when one month after...
    dearnoersrie dearnoersrie 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    I have. And see so many people on here that battle it. If you need anyone to talk to I'm always here. I know it's hard to go through and sucks to go through it alone.
    YourSecret02 YourSecret02 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I've been sexually assaulted by 2 men, my ex boyfriend and my cousin, i will never forgive them, but in a way i'm stronger than i used to be I'm not hung upon it and i dont let it...
    johannaaosp johannaaosp 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I was diagnosed in 1998 with Acute Lymphotic Leukemia. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I was 28, had my whole life ahead of me, or so i thought, I was making a lot of money, my...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    My own father grabbed my neck and shook me around. I clawed and bit at his arms but to no avail. I pushed him around and gave out for breath. My own face turned blue and I couldn...
    lostforwords445 lostforwords445 16-17, T Nov 2

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    On October 20, 2014 I was involved in a horrible accident on my vespa scooter. I don't remember much of that day because of my concussion, so this is what I was told: I was on my...
    ashleelazzell1 ashleelazzell1 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    I was a surviver. I was raped from 4th grade up until 9th. My rapist was my older cousin. I self harm and self hate because of him.
    LittleMissSelfHarm LittleMissSelfHarm 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 3

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    recently my ex came to the place I work with her new "boyfriend" and her "kids". she complained about the food and want it replaced. Stay the **** away from where I work *****. go...
    jagart01 jagart01 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    my ex best friend made me believe that i should die and i cant make myself to not believe this anymore.
    paigedecker33 paigedecker33 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    This time last year, 2013. Hi Ziwen, I’m still alive. I’m sorry for being such a ****** up, and I can’t rly blame anyone for becoming like this, can I? I’m so sorry that...
    ziwen ziwen 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I was in a car crash in the spring this year, and although I totaled my car, I feel that it was a much needed wake up call for me.. it really taught me to be careful behind the...
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I just got this account back. I guess I won't post as much things anymore. Farewell to my other account. :)
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate the fact that dating is so stressful . I am literally afraid to give too much of myself because of 3 people who couldn't care less. It's a terrible feeling, wanting to be...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am luck, I had a NDE when I was 6 and I survived an eyelid Timor surgery when I was 30. Was thinking about it it, and my conclusion is, I am lucky.
    sweetyle37 sweetyle37 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression & psychosis at 15. Then at 17 bipolar & psychosis, then schizoeffective disorder then paranoid schizophrenia. I don't believe it but I have bad...
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    What a joke. What a JOKE!! My peers are just like "waah this boy doesn't like me" "waah school stresses me out" "waah so and so is causing drama" and I'm like OH I AM SO SORRY FOR...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Anddd back here again. After a couple of weeks or maybe longer of psychosis, I feel terrible all of a sudden. I don't think the psychosis is gone completely because just this...
    animamia animamia 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I'm gonna talk to you about my experience with the nhs mental health in the uk and I'm going to be very honest As you know I was referred to a psychiatrist in Bournemouth for my...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I'm gonna talk to you about my experience with the nhs mental health in the uk and I'm going to be very honest As you know I was referred to a psychiatrist in Bournemouth for my...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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