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Confusion and Reality Memories

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Posted by Valery Chaves on 21 November 2012

Hello I am interested in knowing if anybody that has had meningitis has had a episode of confusion between reality and dreams. I have a freind who had meningitis recently 7 months ago and now is having that phase. Trouble to distingish reality and what is not real and just dreams of memories. Anybody? I am concerned he thinks he might be going crazy but I think its an after effect of Meningitis.Please coment on myi post I would like to hear from all of you.

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Posted on 14 July 2015

Comment by Shaheema Congo

Hey,I'm Shaheema and I'm 19 years of age. My mother has been diagnosed with viral meningitis about a month ago after she went into a seizure. After the seizure she stopped talking and just stared blankly, a few days later she started speaking again only for us to find that she's in a state of confusion. She at first referred to me as her 'cousin' and had no idea I'm her daughter. Now I'm her 'sister'. After a few weeks on her medication she started speaking about family members, but in riddles. I've heard that meningitis can cause that the sufferer can lose physical and cognitive abilities so, I've asked her to read to me and she does it perfectly,I also asked her to count and she does that perfectly regardless of the state she is in. I was wondering if helping her do brain exercises can reduce the chances of her being mentally and maybe physically impaired. I'm not really sure how all of this works. I don't even know how long she will be like this.

Posted on 23 November 2012

Comment by Douglas Terrone

I am 38 and got listeria meningitis. I was in a coma for 12 days and all my dreams while in the critical care unit (CCU) seemed so real. I spent two months in the hospital and hospital/rehab. I had to learn to walk again and still have double vision and forgetfulness. I was just put in the hospital only three and a half months ago and I still ask my my wife like a game. I will ask "Real or dream"? And ask her a question that felt so real but was not. I thought I bought a new Iphone. This was because my wife and I where talking about it before the disease. I had her and family checking the car because I swore I put it under the passenger seat. Thats how real it was. When I got in the car I checked and it was weeks after. It will hopefully come to your friend. Give it time. Everyones brains different. AT first I didnt remembering having my three kids and hearing that story KILLED me, but I was told it was the disease and moved on. I hope your friend can remember soon and move on also. good luck!!

Posted on 23 November 2012

Comment by Kaylee Faunce

Well I am currently 16 and almost 17. I have had that at age 4 1/2. I'm going deaf and have bone diseases. And I had that phase and I still do. Sometimes I think that some dreams are real but turns out they aren't I had the bacterial one in my spinal cord. This was in December when they had that huge out break. But I hope that is kinda helpful. I thought I was going crazy but with people I talked to its kinda common from my stand point.

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