I really did think I was recovering albeit slowly from the awful VM thing. I am now 4 years post meningitis. Lots of ups and downs and just now getting less fatigue and starting to exercise more. I have suddenly developed swollen and painful joints, hands and wrists mainly but shoulders knees and feet to a lesser extent. I know these are signs of RA so had the blood work and yues the Rheumatoid factor is very high, so going to see a Rheumatologist now. Has anyone out there had any autoimmune disease post VM?