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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    hi. I would like to write about my experience with psychosis. it all started one day. I was at home and I began to think, I realized a very basic truth, and that was that...
    felixmer felixmer 26-30, M Feb 9

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    Back in November my friends and I survived a near fatal rollover accident. I have no recognition of what happened. One of my friends was ejected about 50ft from the car and was...
    1mxv11 1mxv11 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I were for 3.5 months in a coma and 2.75 years in a clinic for intensive rehabilitation(rehab)
    leru40 leru40 36-40, M Feb 12

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    But. 20 people blasted while they were praying. A rather explosive start of 2015 to catch up with the score of 2014.
    YMITheWayIM YMITheWayIM 36-40, M Feb 13

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I can't sleep. I can't eat or drink. And I don't care if I die. I can't live with the abuses, the flashbacks, dying inside every day. Wondering why? whirlwind envelopes me, roughly...
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    Sometimes I still wish he had just hit me. So much easier that way. "See- I was abused, I can show you the bruises! " I thought I was strong- I left, I am in a new, healthy...
    skcurrier skcurrier 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I finally think I'm getting over him. I thought seeing him with another girl would break me, but it's made me realize he really didn't care about me. He wasn't who I thought he was...
    lizcochran98 lizcochran98 16-17, F Feb 21

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    I don't know how to comprehend depression. it is so strange, it's easy to catch you off guard. it caught me when my dad died of pancreatic cancer in june of 2012. I am not the same...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Loss is such a unique feeling. All that once was, is forever lost and there are no more tomorrows left to share with that person. It eats into the realism of your soul so...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Was practicing a new coping mechanism where I blatantly insult the demons/disrespect them, whatever to prove that nothing bad will happen and that I'm safe now. (Sort of like...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Benzodiazepines /ˌbɛnzɵdaɪˈæzɨpiːn/ (sometimes colloquially "benzos"; often abbreviated "BZD") are a class of psychoactive drugs whose core chemical structure is the fusion...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 19

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    Sometimes, I can't help but remember how my life was after R. Simple tasks, outing and other activities that we had always enjoyed, suddenly seemed self-serving. Oftentimes, I...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    There are daughters of narcissistic mothers who have barely survived psychologically. In the extreme, there are daughters who starved themselves to death by anorexia as the only...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I broke my neck and survived
    gemmydoll gemmydoll 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I broke my neck and survived It was back in 2007 I was hit by a car and broke my neck and some other parts of my body but my main injury was my neck. I broke my C5 to C7 and my C6...
    gemmydoll gemmydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I broke my neck and survived It was back in 2007 I was hit by a car and broke my neck and some other parts of my body but my main injury was my neck. I broke my C5 to C7 and my C6...
    gemmydoll gemmydoll 26-30, F 19 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    My bestfriend keeps me going. When she moved, I never would have guessed that I would have survived this long. The thing is, she never left. I still talk to her everyday, but not...
    Moore2Life Moore2Life 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Am proof. Have survived many. Unfortunately.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    My mother had a brief psychotic episode 2 years ago. She went to the ward and was put on haldol. She came back and was fine. A few weeks ago I noticed she was acting odd. She wasn...
    theraeahgogo theraeahgogo 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a cardiac ICU nurse but have worked open heart recovery, medical, surgical and neuro ICUs
    HarvThemanThelegend HarvThemanThelegend 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I have been battling depression since a few days after my dad passed out. At first I didn't even know it was depression. The moment I found out I have been trying my best. It's...
    janice1986 janice1986 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Strength is something to be admired, and something we all posses. If you step back and look at all your capabilities, accomplishments, and life roles, you will find that your...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Five Things I Know About Recovery by Wendy Keller (1) Let yourself go through it – there is no way to skip the suffering. There ARE ways to cope with it, manage it, deal...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday in Minneapolis of a yeast infection and traumatic complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    A Sad Minnesota Passing Friends - this is almost too sad to forward but I felt I should. Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury...
    DanCan1 DanCan1 61-65, M 5 Responses Feb 24

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    I have survived 11 years of abuse from the age of 9, I have survived the accidental death of my closest friend, my elder brother, the accidental death of my grandmother, and...
    slclondon slclondon 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    (TW for suicide!!) I know there isn't much info online about seroquel overdoses, so let me tell you. It was mixed with other pills, but mostly seroquel. I was diagnosed seroquel...
    aliens666 aliens666 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I need help! I had a total thyroidectomy Nov. 7, 2014, before I got discharged from the hospital I went into severe hypoparathyroidism/hypocalcemia and stayed in hospital in ICU...
    rymagsnana rymagsnana 51-55, F Feb 11

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