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I Survived Icu Psychosis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It started off with a "cold" I caught from my 14 years daughter. I had gone to the hospital and they treated it like the flu. After fainting once in the shower and laying around...
    jenniejennjen jenniejennjen 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I survived a head on collision in the Mississippi delta. It happened some 10+ years ago. I have difficulty speaking about it and may write more about it later. My sense of well...
    oobiedoobie oobiedoobie 51-55, M 1 Response May 16

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    I survived being stabbed I stab myself all the time it's just knowing where to stab yourself so you survive
    ILoveToBeTortured ILoveToBeTortured 18-21, F May 16

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    I just got a really bad psychotic episode and an anxiety attack while in the shower. I thought I was going to die. My depression has been out of control lately. I don't know if to...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I'm filled with fears and paranoid thoughts ..I'm scared even to venture out anymore ...I just want to be locked in all the time .even when I call a taxi I feel scared of the taxi...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 5 Responses May 14

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    I'm phychotic and I know how terrifying it can be when your certain things are happening to and around you and it seems so real but it isn't. I've got to take 15mg olanzapine a day...
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M May 16

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    Be careful cos one j of skunk screwed me up in 2004 I will never be right again.my own mind has made me the perfect trap.
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M May 16

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    My boyfriend and I incurred a horrible accident and are glad to still be alive. To see more about the accident click the link. We are in great need of support as this accident has...
    summerandgabe summerandgabe 18-21, F Apr 27

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    im tired of that feeling that s enough
    imanb99 imanb99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Because the knife hurt more than life. At that time.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 28

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    It hurt, yeah. Probably the deepest pain you will ever feel is losing your first love. Except I didn't just lose him, he lost himself. It was sad to see someone you were once to in...
    LorenFlower LorenFlower 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    On May 11th it will have been 2 years since I was in an accident, an accident that honestly should have killed me. It was a beautiful spring day in Georgia and my brother, a friend...
    Kimba112 Kimba112 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I just got back from camp....it was appalling! The food was not even fit for human consumption (except the cookies, of which I stole so many I assume some poor kids missed out...
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    Me and my brother were in the car, and my mom was driving, none of us remember exactly why it happened... some people think she passed out behind the wheel, some people think she...
    LostAndBrokenSoul LostAndBrokenSoul 13-15, F May 1

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    Broke my T3 vertebrae in 2000. Very greatful that that's all it was. There was one fatality after a year. If I never had a seat belt I would be either paralyzed or dead.
    avachat avachat 51-55, M May 6

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    when I was in high school my high school first love turned out be controlling, manipulative and verbally and emotionally, physically abusive, I was isolated from friends and family...
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F May 6

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    I laid my bike down in August 2008 and did over $7000 worth of damage plus tore my ACL and meniscus in my left knee. After dealing with the pain and unstable knee for nearly 7...
    VictoryXC2010 VictoryXC2010 41-45, M May 8

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    As opposed to an experience where people post about how they didn't survive a car crash?
    Shade33 Shade33 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    Nature has it's own way of showing its rage. It's a miracle when you survive that rage. You thank the graces of nature yet you curse it at the same time. But that is all you can do...
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F May 13

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    I fell asleep at the wheel and drove my Mercedes off a mountain
    johnboi284 johnboi284 26-30, M May 16

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    I hit black ice. Hit the side of a mountain and landed on the roof.... truck was only 2 weeks old.
    hurt1twomanytimes hurt1twomanytimes 36-40, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Glad I don't have to go through that again.
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F a week ago

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    Major RTA in 1984 - fractured skull, life support. But I am a fighter and I've made it through. Wonder though if neural trauma does make you more open indeed and resilient as...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is an experience I was uncomfortable sharing because I never know how much to share with the Internet. The one thing that encouraged me to post this is the ability to help...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've suffered from psychosis for a few years now. I take meds for it that keep it under control. I slip sometimes. I am crazy but I have good intentions.
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I am a RN, retired due to Lupus Cerebrits, now a VetTech am 53 yrs old. Just 2 mos ago, Feb 27, 15, I was at my boyfriends house and had a severe headache, neck pain and was not...
    Brandycordi Brandycordi 51-55 Apr 30

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    I remember when I was a child and me and my parents were leaving the office. My parents ran and owned a magazine in Beirut, in the Arab world where no one reads. I heard the news...
    ksm93 ksm93 22-25, M 2 Responses May 3

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    Right, yo, so I have psychosis... in the sense that I hear voices (or "audial hallucinations") of friends and whatnot communicating (in a telepathic, 'extra-sensory' secret kinda...
    Eyebr0wse Eyebr0wse 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    So I used to smoke fake weed for a year and half! One time me and my friend smoked some actually too kinds together. Dirty dirt devil and laughing Buddha. I took 3 bong riffs...
    Biactwowwowoowwcatwit Biactwowwowoowwcatwit 18-21, T 19 hrs ago