In November of 2011 I was diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis after being brushed off numerous times at the ER, even with my GP writing letters to them requesting a lumbar puncture. By the time I was properly diagnosed, the rash covered my lower legs and hands. I couldn't see, couldn't talk, and couldn't even listen to the doctors, as the noise of their voices made me feel as though my head would explode.
4 years on and I'm suffering debilitating migraines fortnightly, have lost quite a bit of my once 20/20 vision, my hearing is impaired, memory loss is quite severe, and I have blepherospasms (eye muscular spasms) daily. I'm fatigued, get stressed easily, and struggle some days to remember to eat.
When I was diagnosed, nobody explained any of this to me. I was told after my 16 day hospital stay that I would be back to normal within 6 weeks. There hasn't been a normal day since.
Has anybody else had similar symptoms after diagnosis? And ongoing 4+ years?