Doubts about life-long beneficial side effects of Meningitis


Posted by Devdatt Thengdi on 01 August 2013

I was affected with Meningitis when i was an infant. Well technically i am completely cured. I am 19 now. I want to ask that can Meningitis can have some beneficial long term effects on the victim.
Thank You.


Posted on 21 July 2014

Comment by Lana Bullock

I had my 2nd birthday in the hospital with spinal meningitis. Luckily I don't remember any of it. I have been told that I threw up so much and often that my head had to be shaved to help keep me clean.
I have always had health & learning problems.
I am now 60 and have recently starting experiencing shortness of breath, chest pains and sweating excessively.
The cardiologist & pulmonologist have done extensive testing and cannot get to the bottom of my problems.
I did fail a 6 minute walking test so now have to be on oxygen while sleeping and if needed while out and about. (my blood oxygen dropped to 70)

This is just in the last few months. Like I said, I have always had something hurting or not working just right. I've often felt like a hypochondriac! It is embarrassing!
Does anyone else these constant feelings of despair?

Posted on 09 September 2013

Comment by Deborah bal

hi im a british citizen,i had meningitis as i was a baby,i was always told i was very lucky to survive,as many people have wrote,they only remember snipits of there past as i do!as a child i found it hard to concentrate,i never started my periods,so i was told i will have difficultys to have children, i had behavior problems i have a very firey temper,my family always put it down to my red hair!,but thank god i found my way! i moved to belgium when i was 21,i beat all odds,got pregnant an had a beautiful daughter!at 30 i had my first epileptic attack,as i got to hospital,i was told i was a crazy alcholic! i was picked up 8 times before the hospital gave correct medication! since then thank god,i havent suffered an attack,for years!the hospital never even told me not to drive!as i changed specialist he understood me finally im ok to drive,i have a paper from dr,i have to keep it with my licence,! i had problems to sleep,got that checked out,i have insomnia!im now 36,i feel broken,ive suffered with ptsd,panick attacks ,constant headaches,back an neck pain! through finding this site ive had more answers than i ever could imagine!its sad not even the majority of doctors understand!you,ll never walk alone!!

Posted on 09 September 2013

Comment by Craig Pemberton

Think I know what you mean, but reading some of the horror stories its easy to be very concerned. I had bacterial meningitis when I was 13. I had 2 separate infections. 1 on my frontal lobe and the other on my rear left lobe. I had 2 tubes inserted into my scull and remember them injecting stuff in. Then 30 mins later sucking stuff out. My side effects are
Constant brain activity, working out absolutely anything and everything all te time. Talk excessively. Slept for less than 6 hours a night for as long as I can remember Fantastic analytical, intuitive, inventive nature. Always in a pleasant mood. Oh and an extremely high sex drive!! I am now nearly 45. I put the above traits to the areas of my brain effected and the double trepanning of my scull.
I have 2 sons, The oldest had viral meningitis when he was 6, 11 years ago. He didn't have an operation but the illness did destroy his hearing in his right ear. He is now a strapping 6 footer. He has the same accademic abilities and high sex drive. Not sure ifthats an answer, and I feel so sorry for all the people with negative side effects.

Posted on 06 September 2013

Comment by GAUTAM

My son age 12 year not able to sit now and not able to speak. In the age of 4 months he get meningitis. Please suggest , How you get cured

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Posted on 28 August 2013

Comment by linda brooke

my friend husband has meningitis he lost his taste buds and having a hard time walking and he has no appetite at all,my friend takes her husband for a small walk every day,he is very frustrated he will get better how much better I am not sure a month has passed,its going very slowly. linda brooke

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