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I Survived Icu Psychosis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    I thought I was in love with my first serious boyfriend (15). <3 Until I found out he was just using me while dating some other chick. But I'm over it now and once and I while...
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    Sophomore year, my boyfriend of 6 months cheats on me, with 3 other girls. Sad to say, I handled it like a baby. I cried, fell into a depression, started living an unhealthy...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I decided to stop before it happened. I couldn't force myself to do it because of all my friends that I would miss.
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted 16-17, T 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Not always sure how i do it, yet I do, everyday. Not sure I still want to but what can i say? Alone I could be, and maybe I'd be free, but really when I look in the mirror this is...
    JinxyJen13 JinxyJen13 31-35, F Mar 8

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    Who are any of you to say what a man can and can't do to your bodies. He has every right
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    After having dark side of my life now i would say that everything felt much better ... everything seems so light ... i thought those days in pain and suffering won't pass but look...
    Acire231002 Acire231002 22-25, F Mar 9

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    You guys got my account deleted but I'm back :)
    sophie99ep sophie99ep 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I just want to crawl in a hole today. I left my emotionally abusive husband over five years ago, and yet I'm still dealing with the aftermath of his bullsh*t. The really hard...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    You **** on gifts. Discipline yelling same as cussing. Friends got enough problems without pals bashing. Closed mind is worse than caring soul and hurts caring. You could...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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    You cant damage me now. Maybe later because you scheme to conquer but not now. Right now i see my caring as better than your need to look better than me. Me could have left...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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    ~ CRY LOVE by John Hiatt~A moment of steel a dry-eyed houseDid he say goodbye to you or did you kick him out?I know you're not afraid to go aloneBut this was a marriage of spirit...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I was riding my Kawasaki ER5 to work. I was breaking (about 10-15mph) for lights in the distance. A pedestrian was texting/Facebooking and suddenly walked into the road in front of...
    Scutariw2 Scutariw2 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    My friends all abandoned me, my life has fallen apart I'm on the road after running away, I have no money and police are looking for me. I have nothing left wtf am I sypposed to do...
    Lonewalker1432 Lonewalker1432 13-15, M Mar 15

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    My fault. And i pay often. Disabled. And they dont care much. Even if i can sue. Because courts love them. And believe them. Like deluded twins.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 15

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    I'd like to share my story. I'm 24, he's 19. I'm already working, he's still a student. I'm a Muslim, he's Catholic. It was very wrong from the very beginning yet I still pushed...
    Jojane Jojane 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I have and I am still doing my best to survive.. Process things out that these years did to me... I want more than survival now, I am hungry to thrive....
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    The more I try to improve the person I am, the more pain I feel when I am treated disrespectfully by those I love. How can I feel that I have value when others treat me as though...
    casunshine casunshine 56-60, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I was making a turn, pretty low to the ground. I saw dirt to late and the bike just slide. I was sliding with the bike, the bike hit a barrier and went a different direction. I'm...
    camilo1920 camilo1920 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    When i was 1 i had cancer until i was 5 and i was fine for a year but then it came back when i was 6 1/2 and i had it until i was about 8-9 luckily being cured with a blood...
    Milochan Milochan 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    To all Egyptians and Arabs in Britain .Egyptians and Arabs in London ,brighton and Bournemouth. Beware of this disingenuous man ..he had seen me shopping in one of the shops in...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm sorry all my posts on Google plus got deleted . Never mind ...I'm not going to mention the names of any businesses anymore as it leads to to having all my writings deleted...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my dad hurt me...... I'm ashamed
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Remember it like it was yesterday. I know that sounds so cliche but it's true. It is forever engraved into my mind. I remeber every single touch, bruise, being unable to breath...
    ariajett ariajett 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    5 miles this morning and man my legs were tired! I lifted last night so I think my body was still recovering. Tuesday runs are always hard because I usually cant work out until...
    runnergal96 runnergal96 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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