Meningitis in your words

Hayley Hawke's story

  • Location: England
  • Categories: Viral
  • Age: Young Adult 20-25
  • Relationship: Self
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Headaches
Hayley Hawke

I’m a full time nursing student in my final year.

I started a new placement and became unwell feeling like I had common flu symptoms. After two weeks I developed the worst headache and neck pain I’ve ever experienced. My blood pressure and pulse were sky high and I was treated for bacterial meningitis in hospital however after tests they figured it was viral.

"Get help fast!"

I have been trying to beat it for 2 weeks now and I am still experiencing a large amount of head and neck pain.

Get help fast!

Hayley Hawke
December 2017