Need some advice from people who have had meningitis. My mum has recently became very ill it began on Monday and she got extremely worse on Friday, her symptoms consist of sweaty skin, her body's roasting but she' feels freezing, sore heads, breathless, chesty cough, both ears are sore, muscle pain, shooting pain in back, and can't really eat anything. A women my mum works with wasn't well and has now been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, I took my mum to hospital tonight and she was sent away being told she had a viral infection and to take paracetamols and if flem comes up from her chest to go to her gp for an antibiotic. Her symptoms seem more than a viral infection.. Can anyone relate to this I need advice please? ASAP.