Around 6 that evening, back to the E.R where they did a lumbar puncture to test spinal fluid and told us it was viral meningitis. I was admitted and spent the next 6 days in hospital.
From then till now I have struggled with extreme high blood pressure, headaches and severe migraines. I also experienced some hearing loss as well as memory loss and balance issues. I have endured sphenocath, Botox injections, and more medications than I could count. The only thing that helps with my headaches is ketorolac injection that I have been giving myself almost daily for the last 3 years as well as being out of work for the last 3 years and, yes, I am still fighting for disability.
I am waiting for a doctor to figure out how to help slow down the migraines or for my kidneys to shut down from all the medication.
During the last 3 years my blood pressure stays high 120/80 before meningitis and 150/110 after meningitis with spikes around 180/134 at rest several times a day.
At some point I will experience a stroke or heart attack from the blood pressure.
Has anyone else experienced the daily migraines and uncontrollable high blood pressure after having viral meningitis?
I also had Bell's palsy at the age of 24 that is why the face drooping in the photo.