Hi, I'm a 28 year old man, prior to this illness was fit and well.
Six weeks ago I was suffering extremely painfull frontal headache, paracetamol and ibrufen didn't make a difference, my doctor suspected it to be a migraine, however the night after seeing the doctor the pain got a lot worse and I started constantly vomiting, therefore I was rushed to hospital. I spent 5 days in hospital and was diagnosed with viral menigitis after a lumber punch confirmed this. whilst in hospital things weren't to bad as I was on strong painkillers. When I was discharged from hospital, the doctor prescribed me with the strong painkillers and a weeks sick note from work and told to rest.
After two weeks from been discharged from hospital the frontal headache was gone and I was no longer on the painkillers, however now struggling with tiredness and anxiety after about 3 weeks i went back to work, to try and get abit of normality back in my life, however I've been resigned off work due to struggling with low mood and tiredness, plus now getting milder pain at the back of my head/neck I'm starting to wonder if this illness will ever end.
Having two young children time to rest is very limited, however my wife has been extremely supportive,