I had a cold or flu-like infection 6 weeks ago, but after a few days I developed a severe headache with tinnitus. I don't have a history with headaches or tinnitus and I have never experienced a headache like this before - the closest I get to the same strange feeling was when I had a concussion years ago. Light sensitivity, dizziness, feeling "drunk" and out of place and having strange sound hallucinations. Now 6 weeks later the headache has become chronic (as in 24/7) although it is less painful and I still have tinnitus most of the time. I also have many relapses where I feel like I have the flu with sore throat, fatigue, malaise and the headache and tinnitus gets much worse, at which point I can do nothing but lay in my bed with closed eyes - all this means I am still completely unable to work and on sick leave (which is a problem in it self because I have no adequate diagnosis). There seems to be very little or no progression at all with one day feeling relatively ok and the next day feeling totally shitty.
I was referred to a neurologist who believed it was tension headache but I am very skeptical of this diagnosis. I am going to have an MRI scan, but it is not scheduled until a month from now.
Although I felt really bad I never felt extremely sick though, I was not hospitalized at any point and I am pretty sure I never had high fever and I might not have had fever at all. Also I did not throw up and I did not had a stiff neck. Do you think it is possible to have had VM without having severe symptoms? Has anyone who looked into VM come up with other explanations for similar symptoms?