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Long term pain after West Nile Viral Menigitis

Posted by Mary Gordon on 04 October 2012

Hi all...at the age of 46 (5 years ago) I had West Nile Virus that progressed to Meningitis. I had all of the head, eye, nervous system symptoms. During the acute phase my lower legs also ached, like you ache if you have a bad case of flu. Nothing would relieve that ache. Years later I do have some long term effects often mentioned here, but those come and go depending on my stress level and if I'm exhausted. The leg ache however is still with me and is constant. I have had it for all these years. It's there when I wake up and all...

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Viral meningitis after effects questions

Posted by Missy on 06 September 2012

Hi. I am 42 and I was diagnosed with viral meningitis this Aug. At first I experienced a lot of balance issues, double vision and fatigue. I am doing much better now even though I still get tired easily. However I have this feeling of being under the influence ALL the time. It's like Im on my 2nd glass of wine. Not drunk but definitely tipsy. I feel spacy and I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Also I have noticed I don't have a lot of patience and get frustrated quickly. Does this sound familiar to anyone.

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Almost no after effects

Posted by Dorothy B on 19 August 2012

I had bacterial meningitis when I was 27 and my first baby was just four months old. I was living in H.K. and spent 2 weeks in hospital. I did not got into a coma but was drifting in and out of consciousness for a few days. It took almost a year to recover and regain the weight I lost. I am now 53 and have almost no side effects. I think my memory is not nearly as good as others and I find difficulty with sense of direction and finding the right words. I have written this to give hope to some people and show that thankfully some people go...

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