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BornAStar

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For those who were hospitalized,was your stay there helpfull? I have been 5 times hospitalized .For how long were you hospitalized and what meds did you recieve? I am on Clozapine and Haloperidol and they were ok at first but now i still keep having delusions and halucinations.Yesterday I had a halucination where i heard music play at 10 p.m. and all music was turned off cause 10 p.m. is when we dont listen to them cause its late.I am on 25mg Clozapine and 10mg Haloperidol,do you have bigger doses and if you do,do you still keep having psychotic symptoms?
 
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I am on olanzapine 15 mg - soon to be 17.5 mg. I still go through psychosis daily, but I am largely stable.

I am trying to be aggressive with my meds to defeat the voices. Some days are better than others.

It is many years since I have been in a hospital. Largely it was a positive, calming influence for me. This was in days of a smoking room on the ward.
 
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Hi,

I was in hospital, for about 2 months. I certainly couldn't analyse if they were helpful or not, because I was very much out of it, so to speak, for a fortnight, and couldn't possibly eat either within that length of time whilst in hospial, while I was ill. Then after when I cam round gradually, they were trying to be helpful, in that I was being given medication at the time, and I knew within me, I don't and can't swallow pills. Tried, doesn't work with me, so they then realised the hard way, to crush the tablets of mental health med, if at all for mental health for me, that they were helpful with.

Eventually and overall I was in for 2 months, I made good progress steadily and stable, I then went onto voluntary within for month, and I was allowed out to home, for Passover, I remember, and then go back.

i was offiically discharged May, 2004.

Back then I was on Onlanzapine, which wasn't a very good med for me, (sorry Burt) and also combining with weight gaining, and feeling zombiefied, had to withdrawl from it. Anyway, I was on Onlanazpine, and until after a break from that, and tried out other meds, Abilify came along, haven't looked back since.
 
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I sectioned myself at 17 as in inpatient but discharged myself after 2 weeks as I felt I was being igored and not listened to. I'm 24 now and one of my regrets is not sticking it out..I may not be where I am today if I stuck it out and got the help I obviously needed and wanted.
 
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it was a different era when i was in, old workhouses, men with lobotomy scars on their forehead and elderly women admitted for having babys out of wedlock in the 1930s, modern bins i wonder if i'd have been admitted, the no of voluntary patients who get beds

was it helpful 40 yrs almost on benefits and meds, when i mentioned one of the nurses saying how will you get better if you don't take your meds, one women said mores the question how will you get better if you do take your meds

though from what i remember that first admission i was in a terrible state

last i heard you don't section yourself
 
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Hospital was really helpful to me. I needed the quiet and the routine; group therapy was a lifeline too. That was the first time I'd ever even seen a psychiatrist. Got desperately homesick before the month was up (I was in the States and contact home was very limited) but I actually missed it after I left.
 
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I have been in mental hospitals several times, for periods ranging from two weeks to two months. Sometimes it has been helpful, sometimes not, depending mostly on the doctors/nurses/staff and how they treat you, which drugs are given etc.

I don’t intend to go back.
 
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I have been sectioned many times, depending on the patients sometimes it's very exciting especially if you have another manic patient to bounce off, sometimes its incredible boring. I got into a cycle where I didn't care if I got sectioned. I went to the same hospital all the time which is in specialist LD services so I saw the same staff all the time and after 11 admissions lasting from 6 weeks to 3 months I become very familiar with the staff. I still miss the staff but I don't want to get sectioned again.
 
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I've been to three different hospitals. The first one was very nice. The second was not nice both times. The third was nice except at the end when I got better and got very impatient to be released.
 
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Ive been in three different institutes; first was in 2005... I uncovered something at work that was very sinister and I believe that people got very busy to try convince me I was crazy. I just played the game and got out after 2 weeks; but the experience really shook me up. I was surrounded by people who were a lot sicker than I was and it was very isolating. I lost interest in the job and was left go a year later.

The second time was in Spain after not sleeping for a solid 15 days (or nights). I was zombie like and ended up staying in for nearly a month. Because it was a different country and I didnt understand the language too well, I was really able to self focus and accept the help I was being given.

Third time was more recent and this time it was down to excessive drinking and not being clear in my judgements. Worried about the future. Wondering what was wrong with me..etc. This time I was only in for a week and a half. After the first day/night I felt fine.

My fear from all that is that Ive learned how to recognize when Im in danger and Im now able to hide when things are wrong... Im still on 10mg Olanzapine and it helps me sleep... but its also rewired a lot of my thinking. Before I feel I was living in a bubble... now Ive hit the Earth with a bang and my life has seemingly come crashing down around me. Ive started a new job but not sure I like it yet.. but giving it a chance. It has the potential to become good. Ive toyed with the idea of moving back home and going back to live with my parents... just to gain some time to save money (if I get a job back home). Ive joined dating sites to try reach out and meet someone to stop the lonlieness that I think is the route of my issues. Lifes harsh reality that we are all mortal has suddenly dawned on me... I will only have my parents around for the next 10 years or so and after that Im pretty much alone if I dont meet anyone by then.

So for now, Im just taking it day by day. Driving to work, being at work, doing my best to be polite and quiet, do my job, then driving home seeing everyone else doing pretty much the same thing. Getting back to my studio.. making dinner watching some tv then into bed.

One thing that has kinda helped me this time is that Im not trying to explain what happened to myself. It is what it is... my mind is on some different frequency to the norm and I just have to learn to live with it. I wont say the hospital stents helped me because I dont think I need to be locked away... but sometimes it is nice to just go away for a little while where u dont have to deal with real life. I find it so boring and dull and why is a life made to just be living in boredom and isolation day in day out.
 
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I sectioned myself at 17 as in inpatient but discharged myself after 2 weeks as I felt I was being igored and not listened to. I'm 24 now and one of my regrets is not sticking it out..I may not be where I am today if I stuck it out and got the help I obviously needed and wanted.
How do you section yourself and then discharge yourself. Do you mean you were admitted as a voluntary patient then discharge yourself from that.

You cannot just discharge yourself if you are sectioned.
 
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Thanks for your replies :)

I found the stay at mental hospitals helping,but sometimes traumatizing.For example,when I was first time admitted (I was 18 and suicidal,got diagnosed with organic psychosis) I had to be tied up once because I was out of control.But the second time it was different.When they first were tieing me to the bed medical technicians asked me do i like sado-mazochism.After I was untied I went to the nurses room and they allowed me to talk to my mum.And I told her what they asked me and they immediately took the phone away from me and i refused to lieve the nurses room until I explain to my mum what has been said.Then they violentley threw me out of the room and tied me to a bed again (i only needed to be tied down one time,but not this other time).It was the worst 2 months of my life.Second time I came after an overdose but just stayed for a day and then i discharged myself.Third time was also because i was suicidal (i get suicidal A LOT,as you can see) and i don't remember much about that stay.Fourth stay was because i OD-ed myself again but the meds weren't helpful and soon after i came back.They gave me meds from which I no longer feel suicidal and I have less delusions although I still have a delusion or two,and hallucinations.But I feel as if those meds changed my life because i no longer believe i see a world in some another kind of dimension,I no longer believe a psychiatrist is stalking me online,nor that devil is out to get me,and,as I said,I'm not suicidal anymore. <3

Also idk if anyone here tried Seroquel but it wasn't a good drug for me,I found Haloperidol and Clozapine much better.
 
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I was hospitalized around April 2017 and stayed for two weeks. They gave me valporic acid and olanzapine to help me get sleep. I also hear music and they often would repeat themselves even when I don't want them to. Sometimes I wish these things would disappear because it made me crave how normal I was before I heard voices.
 
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