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After effects a decade on?

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Posted by Jenny Malone on 16 July 2012

Hi
My son had meningicoccal meningitis at age 4 and is now almost 14. I am just finding out through this website that his learning difficulties are likely a result of his illness. He also seems to take forever to get over colds and other small ailments, he has aches and pains and seems to crash and burn after exercise. Sometimes he ends up in bed for days with fatigue and has even lost feeling in his legs after a cold only to return 48 hours later. I am wondering if there is a link with chronic fatigue and meningitis?
I also would like to know if anyone experiences morning nausea if awoken from sleep? My son vomits most mornings when school is on and an alarm is set. He can not tolerate food or water for at least 3 hours upon awakening. He has suffered with this all along. Does anyone else experience this morning vomiting/nausea ?
Jenny

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Posted on 26 July 2012

Comment by Meningitis Research Foundation

Hi Jenny. I think you've now had a chat with our Meningitis Wise team about this, but if there's anyone else who has queries they'd like answering call our helpline on 080 8800 3344 (UK) or 1800 41 33 44 (Ireland) or drop us a line at helpline@meningitis.org

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