I had my very first episode in June of 2015 and I was hospitalized 3 times between then and 2019. Since 2019, I have been hospitalized 7 times. So, I have been hospitalized a total of 10 times! I always go walking outside in a total delusion and end up getting lost and acting psychotic living out my delusion and I wind up hospitalized. I hate the hospital. I always put on 20 pounds, the beds are really uncomfortable and it’s extremely boring. Oh yeah, and sometimes there are violent people there and it scares me because I am not violent. Only once, was my hospitalization voluntary. The rest of the time, they were involuntary and I had to go to court to get out. I live in the USA.
I lost count. 15 maybe?
Over what amount of time? I was hospitalized 10 times in 6 years.
I’ve only been hospitalized once. I was nineteen years old. I have been close a lot of times though… maybe 11 times.
Once she 18
Then age 28 and three times
Then managed 12 or so years and hospitalized again two months ago
well i was diagnosed at age 27 and went to the hospital 5 or 6 times in 5 years, all involuntary haven’t been to the hospital in 5 years years though. mostly because i no longer draw attention to myself so police dont take me to hospital anymore.
Over almost 30 years.
I was admitted at least 5 times one year of the almost 30
I have been hospitalized 3 times. Twice in 2018 and then again in 2020.
Just once, though there were a couple times when I probably should have gone back in.
I’ve been hospitalized twice. One forced and one voluntarily.
I’ve only been hospitalized for schizoaffective twice. First time was 10 years ago, and the second time was 2 years ago. But I’ve been very, very close to going to the hospital, again, multiple times.
I try my best to avoid inpatient, because I’m a type 1 diabetic. Last time I was hospitalized, they took away my insulin pump!! I completely depended on the nurses for insulin shots and blood sugar checks, and they didn’t have the slightest clue how to care for a type 1 diabetic!! It was infuriating. My blood sugars were so out of control, while there.
I felt helpless, they didn’t ever listen to me about how to care for my diabetes. I’m still bitter about it, 2 years later.
When I was in the hospital (I’ve only been there once, thank god), they would randomly draw blood during the week. Once they wanted blood from me at 3 am! So they woke me up, and the “nurse” tried drawing blood in the dimly lit room and was missing my vein entirely, that sh*t hurt so bad. I was so mad.
Probably one of the things I hate the most about the hospital is that the beds are nothing more than mats on wood and very hard and uncomfortable. I never sleep well when I am in the hospital. That and the boredom of having nothing to do but pace around.
@Shellys12 was there a trigger for your episode?
Please I hope you don’t mind me asking.
It’s been 15 years since my last major psychotic break
sectioned 13 times since 2010.
You make your own fun, surely?
Baffles me people finding it boring!
I’ve spent about a year and 4 months inpatient
If you find it boring maybe you’re in the wrong place
Sorry I don’t want to sound like an arsehole
But it’s not boring being acutely psychotic
Yeah, I don’t know what to tell you. I am ALWAYS bored and spend my time pacing around talking to the voices. I actually believe I have another personality living inside me and I have talked to and answered myself. The epitome’ of being crazy! and we were ‘both’ bored in the hospital. Of course, to your point, I am bored outside the hospital as well. I only have a few close friends and I spend most of my time online or journaling.
Less than 10, more than 5. Probably like 6-8?
I utilized something called Crisis Care as a substitute for hospitalization. It was run out of an old boys’ home and they didn’t keep you there against your will, you could leave any time. There was a psychiatrist who came twice a week and could adjust your meds. They even let you smoke. I went there for a couple weeks whenever I felt I was about to lose my marbles again. Sooo much better than hospital, mostly because the patients there are so much less, well less nuts. Less issues with assault and intimidation by far.
This was all in the past. I’ve been almost 3 years now without a single hospital visit. I’m 37 right now, got sick at 30, so I’m doing pretty well all things considered.
I lost count. But maybe at least 5 times from 2008-2014