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I Survived Icu Psychosis

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    I was admitted to hospital with a severe

    infection to the right knee 24 hours after a mere arthroscopy of the knee. Massive staph aureus infection of the knee called 'septic arthritis' I then was transferred to theatre to have a 'washout' I got worse and then they put a catheter to my bladder and gave me a pseudomonas...
    Michaelho007 Michaelho007 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2015

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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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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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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    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 6 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    One Sunday in December 2014,

    I began to vomit at 3 pm. The sickness was relentless and at 7 pm I asked my husband to take me to the ER. The wait was 30 minutes or so. The worst nurse ever took one vial of blood and said "sorry. I'm not good at this" as my blood ran down my arm and onto the floor. I was...
    dieunsernae dieunsernae 36-40, F May 31, 2015

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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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    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 5 Responses Apr 3, 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 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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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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    One Sunday in December 2014,

    I began to vomit at 3 pm. The sickness was relentless and at 7 pm I asked my husband to take me to the ER. The wait was 30 minutes or so. The worst nurse ever took one vial of blood and said "sorry. I'm not good at this" as my blood ran down my arm and onto the floor. I was...
    dieunsernae dieunsernae 36-40, F May 31, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I wonder what my chances of surviving today are.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I lived in a small rented room in a huge (but crammed) and dark area that is filled with what they called 'social junkies', e.g. Drug dealer, prostitude, load sharks etc. After...
    XallaXeX XallaXeX 16-17 2 days ago

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    On the way from or my grandmother house a drunk driver hit us. My mother was driving and the drunk driver ran the stop sign and hit us. We all survived the crash me , my mother and...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I think I was three years old. Mum and I were on the bus and I was in my pram. All of a sudden, the world is the wrong way up. I don't remember what happened next, but I remember...
    JustyIsCupcake JustyIsCupcake 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have survived Leaukimeia. I was 7 years old, in the first grade, when I went to a local hospital when I was "abducted" and put into an ambulance. The ambulance took me to...
    19pollard97 19pollard97 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My sweet little brother Andy survived a three week long kidnapping at the age of 8 and I've been dying of guilt ever since. No, what happened wasn't my fault and nobody would ever...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    caused by myself , shameful to admit I did panic once and not hit stop. thankfully a snow bank was there or it would of been s tree I hit. first time driving stick shift..haha
    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    my accident was pretty bad...on my way to work a few years ago when they think i blacked out. my car rolled hit the curb, smashed a bollard out of the ground and rolled my car...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Two years ago, my big sisters friend was driving us home from dancing and as I'm looking out the window I hear them both yell/scream and before I know it, another car had smashed...
    Primay01 Primay01 13-15, F Jan 29

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    How it feels when you are pretty much taken hostage by your brain
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 28

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    A Number of Them The first one i remember was about 1959. After work and i was riding shotgun. I think the driver fell asleep but he said he flinched when a pebble hit the...
    CFOM CFOM 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I'm predicting that the world will end on August 19 of this year. I don't base it on anything and my chances are still as good as the guy who said the world would end May 21, 2011...
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 26

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    And now my plan it to survive today. Feeling confident of my chances. (Fingers crossed)
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 25

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    i was in a relationship with a man for over 5 years. I don't know when the abuse started, everything is so blurred now. Thinking back I think I was manipulated into believing he...
    JustGotOut2016 JustGotOut2016 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I love the Sahara, a vast sea of mainly sand, stretching across the North of Africa, from the Atlantic seaboard to the shores of the Red Sea.  I shall refer to it in the...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 24

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    Its almost official Today Sunday 24th of january 2016 Got 14 years clean Smoking cigs still And doing caffiene And climactz But clean And sober...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 24

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    Who cares about five years ago? I'm trying to survive today.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 23

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    I got hurt so much in life by humans and I want to be alone ..I wish if I could run to the middle of nowhere where I do not see a face of a human ever again ..I have never felt...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Lol why have all of my posts come down to dreams sex and psychosis. I could make a blog w that title. Sorry my life has been so boorish lately guys.
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I don't know if I'm actually being attacked again or if my "psychosis" is just triggering flashbacks. This is awful. I am really, really, really hoping for normal sleep tonight...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Jan 19

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    hi guys, just feel so strongly in my heart that the world as we see it today comprises of young people who at the heart of the matter have in some way been compromised. If you...
    Smokegetsinyoureyes Smokegetsinyoureyes 51-55, F Jan 19

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    This is not an alien or UFO experience, but still in the paranormal category. I call it a demon experience. I was working in a ICU, my patients were divided between two seperate...
    WebbsWife WebbsWife 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    was it really my fault... please go to my page and read the question I asked and the responses... I am sorry if I sound selfish... but I really am doubting myself....
    hatake2002 hatake2002 13-15, F Jan 18

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    I thought about it pretty hard yesterday. There was one ***** that fought to get to my egg, and my egg survived to become a fetus, then that fetus survived being born. Then i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 18

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    In June last year my mother passed away after beating cancer twice. She had gotten though her second battle and fallen very sick and ended up in ICU. After three weeks she was...
    joshbou joshbou 16-17, M 11 Responses Jan 18

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