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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...
Posted by A Benjamin on 22 June 2015
My brother in law is currently being treated for TB Meningitis. He is in ICU on a ventilator, feeding tube and drain to relieve fluid on brain. He has suffered hyrdrocephalus and has been in a non responsive state for 3 weeks. The TB meds were not started until 10 days after he was admitted to the hospital. He was in a minimally conscious state at the point when he started the TB medication. He has also suffered several strokes and seizures. Has anyone experienced a similar situation? What was the outcome? How long did it take to see...
Posted by Cherrill Asenath Hinton on 22 June 2015
I had viral meningitis when I was 32 I am now 77- I was very very ill,taken by ambulance ( blue light) to Isolation Hospital and put in a glass isolation cubicle.I was there for a fortnight- off work for 2 months - I had a lumber puncture and had to lay flat until the fluid returned. I suffered cluster headaches for many many years.Long term effects - changed personality, severe neck pain and periods of extreme tiredness.Why most references to viral meningitis say you don't need to go to hospital and you recover in a week certainly ignore...
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