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I Survived Icu Psychosis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 28 People

    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    It's been 6 months today since I had my near fatal car wreck. I spent 21 days in uab hospital (most of that time in ICU). I was attending college classes over the summer and on the...
    tentyhime tentyhime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I am 17 years old and have just gone through psychosis. I didn't hear voices, I didn't experience hallucinations necessarily, but I became able to see patterns and pictures on the...
    spiralaxy spiralaxy 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I survived TWO motorcycle accidents within the span of six months. The second of course was the worse of the two, my helmet popped off when my head hit the ground and then I did a...
    seelensauger seelensauger 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    There seem to be certain days of the year when society decides to punish we single people. One of them was yesterday. New Years Eve. More than almost any day of the year, we are...
    Spaneele Spaneele 51-55 1 Response Jan 2

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    I grew up thinking it was normal for a Father to lay hands on his wife and children. It was completely mundane to me. When he got home from work I'd hide in my room,try to avoid...
    diminuire diminuire 18-21, M Jan 4

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    2 months ago yesterday I rolled my car on a dirt road. I took my eyes off the road for a second and lost control. My dad said by the looks of the car I must have been airborne...
    ebsy113 ebsy113 22-25, F Jan 5

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    Here is to surviving another
    PronoidAndroid PronoidAndroid 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Today was my first day on here. It was somewhat interesting. I'd do it again
    keeplookingatit keeplookingatit 36-40, M Jan 7

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    1). I tell my story so I can remember what I'm fighting to stay away from.2). I cherish the one who fought for me when I could not, and have cut the ties from those who did not.3...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I worked for a Public Utility Company. First as a guard and then as the supervisor. Was responsible for the largest data center in Eastern Pa. Left with a letter explaining...
    4trancefun 4trancefun 56-60, M Jan 22

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    I was sexually assaulted during my first semester of college. I was living in a dorm, and my neighbors and "friends" had invited me over to hang out. Of course, alcohol was...
    LeahNicole418 LeahNicole418 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was little, I was in a car accident and it temporarily injured my neck and ribs. Although I'm physically fine, I'm still terrified of cars.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    My story isn't anything like the ones I have read here. I spent new years Eve with the phoenix chapter. We rang in 2015. It was a Hells Angels and their guests only party at the...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I live in supported accommodation for people with mental health problems and yesterday as I walked into the staff office to ask a memeber of staff if I had any post She checked...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm very upset and offended by the early intervention in psychosis services in Middlesbrough .i think because I'm a weak and naive person I got fooled and betrayed easily and I got...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I've experienced racism all through my life and unfortunatly it began within my family I was born with dark skinned even though my family members have light skin and they not fond...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I live in supported housing for people with mental health issues . I had lived there for a year and five months and you can live there up to two years I was taken there by my care...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I live in supported housing for people with mental health issues . I had lived there for a year and five months and you can live there up to two years I was taken there by my care...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F Jan 10

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    Dear friend I want to share with you my experience with the mental health services in the uk I'm a dark skinned woman of Asian appearance .people often assume that I'm an Indian...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    My sister Sherry passed recently and I can't figure out how to let go of this overwhelming feeling of rage and disappointment towards her. I keep thinking to myself that she is...
    beemer617 beemer617 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    We are what we survived. I can't put into words how each sh*t we have to endure teaches us a valuable lesson about loving ourselves a little more so that love can overflow and we'd...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    The word extant means living, but in science it's meaning is expanded a bit. It is the opposite of extinct. The term denotes something that should be extinct, others like it are...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I know this has probably been posted many times before but honestly all i do during the day is sit in my room i have anxiety depression i think bipolar and my life doesnt make much...
    Pedroman75 Pedroman75 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    About ten years ago I worked at hotel du vin in Brighton .i got my job in August 2004 .i was 25 years of age ,dark skinned female of Asian appearance and I did not look physically...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Jan 12

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    I had a very long history of being humilated and percieved by all people as inferior .everyone thinks I'm beneath as a result people disrespect me and use me And this behaviours...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Jan 14

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    it all started when I had a psychosis experience at age 15 , after that , during 1 year and a half, I lived in fear tring to put a meaning to my psychosis but I did was suffering...
    Alexforhope Alexforhope 22-25, M 5 days ago

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