I cant even explain how finding this site and reading all these posts by everyone who has experienced exactly what I am going through. I was in the hospital 3 weeks for 2 of those weeks I was ICU. I went to the emergency room a healthy person but I had a reaction to a medication given to me for a backache. 13 days later I wake up from ICU. I was told I ripped out my intubation tubes on day 6 and they had to replace the tubes. I left the hospital November 4 2017 nowith here it is almost 3 months later and I still have not been able to speak 1 word , I have the panic attacks that so many of you have described plus I was diagnosed with diabetes 2 and now I came to find this site because my hair is falling out by the hands full ! I have returned to the doctors so many times and they gave me an inhaler and to quit caffine. My heart was normal before this and my blood pressure always perfect. Now both run high and I was told to see a cardiovascular specialist. I have tears in my eyes while I write this because I thought I was alone. I have been slipping more to depression everyday giving in that my life would Never be the same and that nobody understands *** And now 1000s of you are here on this site who know exactly what I'm feeling have given me hope. For every post I find a new hero in my life.. But I'm angry- why have the doctors not warned me? Or how can I keep from feeling that something went wrong when I was unconcious? Why does this happen to so many people? I suppose I should slow down and ask first about my hair? The reason I ended up here.. ..and has anyone lost their voice? And where does the dizziness and body shakes come from? Is that part of symptoms from the ptsd? Has anyone else lost their voice? Thank you so much for all replies. Everyone here is hero to me!