Ok, bit of back story (oh and hi!!! Newbie here)
5 weeks prior to being struck by this illness I had a tooth taken out. It was a difficult extraction and took nearly 40 mins to complete. I then suffered from dry socket and was treated on 3 different occasions with antibiotics for infection. I started getting small shards of tooth/bone, making their was to the surface.
Then on new years eve I was rushed to hospital with symptoms of meningitis.
A&E were great, immediate brain scan. Clear. Then taken to isolation on aau. A lumbar puncture was taken which that evening was confirmed as viral meningitis. However my bloods were coming back with a severe bacterial infection. They ruled out the herpes side if it.
Due to the bacteria/virus confusion, they treated me for both. I was in for 6 days and then thrown out even with still severe symptoms. Thankfully I am now 80% recovered. One of biggest after effects I have is the nightmares, I am so exhausted,!
I won't go into how awful the staff were. Most of the time the nursing staff came in to give me paracetamol for my 'migraine' (that was the tip of the iceberg).
My discharge notes just said viral meningitis.
I am now getting larger shards of tooth coming through my gum which hasn't yet healed even though it was taken out mid November.
My query is this. Could the bacteria have triggered the virus or could it have been bacterial meningitis even though scan and lumbar ruled that out?
Basically, I want to put a complaint in to the dental hospital anyway but obviously it makes a difference if this illness was directly caused by the extraction.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance if you can