I was seriously ill and hospitalised with Meningio-Encephalitis in August 2011. Over the past two years I have been experiencing regular 'episodes' that knock me out for 3-4 days at a time: extreme weakness, light and sound sensitivity, headaches, disorientation, no concentration, loss of balance, loss of appetite, sleeping for hours at a time.
I was referred to a Neurologist and after being admitted into hospital for five days, as I had a very bad 'episode', I had an MRI, a Lumbar Puncture and many blood tests. My neurologist is 'cautiously optimistic' that I have been getting severe migraine episodes, probably brought on by the Meningio-Encephalitis. I am now on Topiramate, which seems to be keeping the attacks away but I am concerned about the side-effects of this drug as it is usually prescribed for Epilepsy.
Does anyone else have a similar experience they would like to share with me? I'd be very grateful to hear back