My twin sister, a nurse, contacted our free Medical Helpline for advice. I was driven to an afterhours but was met immediately by an ambo that took me to hospital. Spinal tap was done and verification of VM - was put into isolation for 7 days. It took about 2 months to slowly come right as I ended up with a secondary lung infection.
Just recently, mid May 2014, I was experiencing vertigo whenever I moved my head. Then a week later my nose started dripping. It led to a bout of vomiting, photophobia, splitting headache; again off to the doctor who said I may have meningitis but to go home and call the next day. By then I was in excruciating pain - I went to hospital and was kept in overnight after a spinal tap confirmed VM. Treated with Acyclovir - although have no trace of the herpes virus. It took some time to find pain relief. Which finally came in the form of Tramadol.