I would really appreciate some advice & would love to hear what has worked for other people in their recovery from viral meningitis?
I ended up in hospital last July (9 months ago today) for 4 days with what the neurologist later told me was a bad case of viral meningitis. Since then I have had chronic migraines which I'm getting some relief from now thankfully but the worst is my on-going extreme fatigue & muscle pain. I'm only able to be on my feet for 2 hours max (often much less) before I get really sore all down my back, arms & round into my front & I also get very fatigued. The only thing that eases my pain & fatigue is lying & resting so I've done a lot of that in the last 9 months!! I have two young children who I'm not able to look after which is hard.
I've tried accupuncture which I saw a very slight improvement with. I'm juicing every day & eating as healthily as possible. I've been walking every day for the past few months & now can manage about a mile but I get such fatigue & pain afterwards I wonder should I cut back?
My doctor is sympathetic but she seems at a loss what to suggest other than give it time & rest lots. As time goes on I get concerned that my symptoms are that of chronic fatigue syndrome. I just would welcome other people who have gone through this advice & experience.
Many thanks J