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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.


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Ongoing symptoms

Posted by Maureen Hageman on 05 August 2015

I had viral meningitis in 1969 at the age of 25 and was hospitalised for 8 days with excruciating headaches, vomiting and unable to tolerate bright light or loud sounds. Over the years I have realised that I am very sensitive to temperature change on the top of my head and mostly wear hats on a windy or cold day to avoid having headaches. If I don't wear a hat on those occasions I will have a severe headache which will last for days. I am curious to know if other people have experienced the same symptoms as myself.

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Viral meningitis after affects

Posted by Kristina hicks on 27 July 2015

In September 2014 I was taken ill with flu like symptoms after 3 days my GP said I need to go into hospital after 2 lumber punctures they said it was viral meningitis I was in hospital for 4 weeks, 12 days in a coma, I am lucky to be here, 10 months later I am still struggling with every day life, I have numbness in lower back and saddle area really struggle with going to the toilet as muscles don't work, legs constantly weak and numb, energy levels low, sleep loads, leg cramps and foot cramps so uncomfortable, it's as much as I can do to go...

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Suffering from VM

Posted by Holly on 06 July 2015

I was diagnosed with viral meningitis 5 days ago. I have suffered extreme headaches, vomiting, fever, and sensitivity to light. I am scheduled to fly on the last day of this month for my wedding and honey moon. I have read a ton of stuff online and I'm beginning to worry that I won't be able to fly much less get out of bed. Is there anybody who suffered from VM who actually felt better within the amount of the time the doctors said? They told me I should start feeling better within a week to 10 days but from what I have been reading and the...

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