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I Survived Icu Psychosis

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a regular 19 year old girl who experienced a drug-induced psychosis for the duration of the summer that almost ruined my life. I strongly feel that this is something that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 4

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    First a little bit about myself, I'm 40 years old I have 3 children a wife and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. Last year July 2013 I became obsessed with...
    Gonjah Gonjah 36-40, M Aug 15

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    It all started at a music festival that I attended two years ago. i experienced drug-induced psychosis for a few days-probably prolonged by minimal sleep and nourishment. its taken...
    psychoticalias psychoticalias 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I always figured I was pretty normal growing up, after all how could I know what life was like for others. I knew I was sad a lot and did not know why I was so dang sad all the...
    Brumble Brumble 26-30, M a week ago

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    I'm having a very strong urge to stop taking my antipsychotics. I'm about to work a full week for the first time. If I stop taking them now I'll have one day off before I start my...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I thought my family was trying to kill me. I thought my co workers were following me home from work. The morning I went to the hospital I thought one of my bosses were waiting...
    reneelove1 reneelove1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I spent three years (14-17) of my life floating in and out of reality, and people didn't really notice. They just assumed I was a bit of a space cadet and perhaps a bit slow. I don...
    godvvave godvvave 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Or did i ?????? Data says no yet i breathe for pals. The debate continues. More data sought.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 30

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    on not looking for pity I'm looking to help :) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=57h_eu9XX44
    overcomer98 overcomer98 16-17, F Jul 30

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    Me and my brother were in an accident 4 days ago July 29th 2014, we wanted to go to chick fil a for lunch about 5 mins down the road we came to an intersection and it all changed...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    What a Negative Experience! On EP it is vivid and clear that the active members have NO appreciable value to the site owners or site staff. Now I have proff to share with you...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 2

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    Almost 6 years ago, I was really depressed when I lost my dad. I was forced to live on my own at that time, which made the grieving period even harder.I made God the center of my...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    A very minor one that fractured my entire body when I was 10 years old. It was ridiculously minor that got amplified on me because I have brittle bones disease. It was raining...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I was with my ex for 6 years. At first it was great even though i got pregnant very quickly. We moved into our own place and planned to be a family. Once the baby was born, it was...
    soontobeexwife soontobeexwife 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    And had 6 years in remission. It's back. I just found out today. I really don't want to do this again. No choice though, I'm a single dad. The trick is not letting the kids see...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M Aug 19

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    Went on disability. Got given meds. Got worse. Joined a club. They said nature heals. Went hunting healing. Found staff breaking rules. Reported them...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 22

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    No new group, here! I just wanted to make sure that persons in the San Francisco Bay Area-where my mother and I resided from March, 1989 until August, 1996-are doing well!
    jrhanold jrhanold 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    So, I have not long come out of a private hospital here in the UK as an NHS patient (state funded to you American folks) and it's gone fairly well overall. I went in in a state...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    When I was 15 I was sent to a treatment center for teens. It was I Maine, a place called Ironwood I was there for many reasons. First I had been raped the year before. It was very...
    jujubee16 jujubee16 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Update for those of you who are following, he's in the icu. When I texted and asked what his Dr says he didn't answer which is his way of saying it's not good. He did take a selfie...
    leigh8133 leigh8133 31-35, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so very happy with the direction my life is going now. Finally it feels like everything is falling into place for me! There was a time in my life where everything fell apart...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    This is basically my story and I hope you guys like it c: When I was about eight years old, I didn't really talk that much. I was always really shy and quiet and I began to lose...
    Daisyflow Daisyflow 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    really i wish i could turn back time . i am not making excuses, but i grew up deep in a city with a strong drug culture (Miami). a week before my 13th birthday, i smoked my first...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    My Nana was my angel. She survived a very hard life and had a lot of health issues and survived a stroke with no repercussions, several heart attacks and breast cancer. May 7 of...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F Aug 2

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Who survived their first day of their third year in university? I survived my first day of my third year in university.
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I promised myself i would write it all down to get it out... This pretty much started with work, im a child counselor (not a therapist) at a mental health clinic, my clients are 5...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims .An Obituary printed in the London Times..... Today...
    ar93 ar93 18-21, M Aug 10

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    Something I have just realised and on my way to accepting these facts. My parents split when I was 2. I stayed with my Father as my Mother was in no state to care for me. Receiving...
    TommieLee TommieLee 22-25 Aug 15

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    I overdosed on pills ten years ago. I was 12. I've fought self mutilation and an ever consuming eating disorder. I have scars I've spent so long ashamed of. I survived the death of...
    MonetChere MonetChere 22-25, F 13 Responses Aug 17

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    In my life I have had 3 major accidents that I should have died from. 1- I was crushed by a tractor when I was 6 years old, It crushed me from my knees to the bottom of my ribs...
    Blondeblueyegirl Blondeblueyegirl 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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    Last night I didn't fall asleep until 5 something in the morning. It was a bad night. I've been under a lot of stress lately (being home is just...bad for my mental health) and as...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Janssen, the makers of the drug did not alert the general public about the chance of Risperdal gynecomastia. To make matters worse, they aggressively and illegally promoted the...
    William162d6ol9 William162d6ol9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    2 more days til my man is realeased! I'm so excited I haven't seen him in 3 months! And only in the last month been in contact with him over the ph as he is several hours away from...
    xox0xox xox0xox 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    my diagnosis remains unclear to me cause ive been diagnosed with so many things.But i do suffer from depression.I do cut and burn myself. And my anxiety though ive never been...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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