To cut a long story short I was hospitalised for 11 days having to take regular oramorph, tramadol and paracetemol for relief.
It’s now been nearly 6 weeks since I was first diagnosed with viral meningitis and I’m still taking an average of 10 painkillers a day including codeine and amatryptaline to try to relieve the pain I have at the back of my skull/neck and the constant head throbbing.
I’m due back at work in 3 days’ time. However I expect the occupational health officer from my company will tell me to hold off.
I plan to visit the doctor again next week to discuss the pain as I really don’t like to take this many pain killers. Sometimes even this large dose is not relieving the pain. I just wonder how long this will last as I am usually quite active, and I enjoy my job and miss not being at work.