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I Survived Icu Psychosis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

    Hey guys I would like to talk about my experience, has anyone experienced something similar? Would appreciate your comments :-) I started when I came back from holiday, I felt so...
    goldhawk85 goldhawk85 26-30, M a week ago

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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 1 hr ago

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    My cvnt sister films me during my psychotic episodes and posts them on her blog to get reactions.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 19

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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 Mar 27

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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 Mar 28

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    my dad hurt me...... I'm ashamed
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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 Mar 30

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    I was riding on the interstate and a woman not paying attention ran me off the road. don't remember anything else except waking up in ambulance. still healing from broken ankle...
    troy8402 troy8402 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Regret lance and others loved but each helped me choose life. Even my crush on you. Fear being dragged back to city life. Wonder why i made pals and then remember...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 7

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    I was sexually assaulted twice; once at 11, and again at 17.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

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    Not like some have. But same emotions came. So. Me can be proud.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 13

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    It's a debate that Paine or sensation can happen in a dream. Something I've always wondered seeing I have nightmares often. But the other night I felt like I finally know it can...
    Peyton11 Peyton11 22-25, F Apr 14

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    I am pretty good much of the time, but sometimes, I have hard times dealing with the memories. It only takes a story like this to bring it all back to me. http://www.al.com/news...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Apr 14

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    When I was three days old my father beat me until my lungs failed. He went to prison. My mother's boyfriends wouldn't leave me alone and if I told my mother what was happening...
    NightAngel1969 NightAngel1969 41-45, F Apr 15

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    Some people are scared to end relationships because they think 'but i've spent so much time with that person, and now everyday that passes, i won't know how he is, or what's going...
    piscean1234 piscean1234 18-21, F Apr 18

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    Surviving is winning, everything else is bullshit! Fairytale spun by people afraid to look life in the eye! Whatever it takes, kid! Survive!
    1776patriot 1776patriot 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Looking for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to talk to... I need you guys...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have 5 siblings. 4 sisters and 1 brother. I'm the oldest. For a very long time, I thought I was alone... Recently, I've had 2 sisters tell me that they too, were molested when...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I heard a noise unlike any other, it was a frightening combination of shattering glass, crunching metal and grinding rock. It lasted only a fraction of a second as the draining...
    imjustthatgirl66 imjustthatgirl66 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Back in July of last year my wife and I were coming back from Sam's club when we were involved in a terrible car accident if we haven't been in our new car we would have died and I...
    Bill19641111 Bill19641111 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ah, the out-of-character things a lengthy episode of psychosis will make you do.
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 10 hrs ago

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    About a month ago I got a devastating phone call from my mom. My older brother got into a terrible car accident. One that he, thankfully, survived. He was drunk. Well past the...
    lynnox lynnox 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am 17 years old, and I've been an addict for only a year. My addiction to weed is real, and anyone who tells you getting high isn't addictive, is probably lying to themselves...
    spiralaxy spiralaxy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    The verb "dissociate" literally means "to disconnect or separate." The word comes from the combination of "dis" and the Latin "sociare" meaning "join together." In chemistry...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I've had bulimia for about 2 and a half years now.. There was a time for about 10 months or so that I thought I had fought through it... I thought I got past it... But it's back...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I'm living alone on my apartment. One day after a long shift I feel strange, some things wrong in my lower right abdomen, I just ignored it and continue going to my job. Until one...
    mihcoz mihcoz 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    Yep sure have. Once when a friend of mine was working in a bar me and my other friend got treble vodkas all night and I was mortal! My friend is in a wheelchair and I was pushing...
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I've survived cancer when I was vary little and lost two people close to me when I was around 10 or so. with those two things I often they make me stronger for sure.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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