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Old 01-15-2019, 02:05 AM   #11
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I was admitted manic and psychotic. I was so ill I needed to be restrained for my own safety. After 6 weeks of treatment, I was discharged sane, calm, and ready to go back to work. The hospitalization saved my life. Inpatient is never fun, but no hospital admission is. If I had to choose between my 5 months of cancer treatment or my treatment for psychosis, I'd have to say they were equally unpleasant. The grass is not greened on the other side.
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:35 AM   #12
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The only time it did help me was when I got severely depressed and was seriously self harming. I voluntarily went in and that was the stay they found the magic combo of meds. I havent looked back since and that was 15 years ago.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:06 AM   #13
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It helped me by getting me away from my responsibilities for a while. Didnít have to worry about my job, my husband, my cat, or anything else. Plus they found a medication that has helped my chronic insomnia relatively well, after multiple other things had failed. Wish it wasnít a benzo but I hope to not be on it forever. My hospital stay was the first time I went a day without crying in a loooong time.
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It didn't, actually, all times except one, I was discharged feeling worse.
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Whenever Iíve had psychosis Iíve ended up at the hospital maybe 14 or more times for many months each time.I love hospital and would rather be in hospital than the real world,itís just because of my favourite hospital that Iíve been going to for almost eight years.itís new in a holiday area so lots of nature,itís nice and calm there and quiet,I always feel a lot better when Iím there,always excited to go there.The staff are very caring or they use to be,and normally when I go in Iím feeling very unsafe (I have schiz) and all the security,locked doors and staff watching makes me feel much more secure and I stop worrying which really eases everything.I love not having internet as I find I paint,write,draw,dance to the radio and do more valuable things.I also make many friends on the ward and the friendships are more authentic and honest.Dont like the food on the ward thatís the only thing I would change,itís not healthy but weíre lucky to get food at all.The mentally ill in some third world places get tied to a tree and left there for days with nothing.
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It helped me got worst unfortunately. Prior to my last admission, i was less depressed, but once i got in, i feel being caged. The food was nice though.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:11 PM   #17
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I've been in hospital 3 times. Was nearly sectioned twice but went in voluntary instead. I've been to NHS psych wards and also been to the priory hospital which was alot better.
They have better food and I think better staff and psychiatrists and loads of therapy groups which i couldn't attend cos i was too ill.
Been in twice with depression and once for a mixed episode. I know without going the hospital I wouldn't be still be here. They also changed one of my medication that made a huge difference.
In the end my inpatient stay kept me safe when I didnt want to be.
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Safety. Rest. Medication adjustment (much more quickly than could be done outpatient). Time to get back more to baseline instead of suicidal (usually that was why I was there). I always left in better shape than I went in.
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The groups (once I decided to go) and the staff contact helped a lot. Last time, I was admitted because I told them how bad I felt. I was angry but realized it was for the best.I also had one of the best psychiatrists there. He helped me so much.
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