I found this website on my own after reading and reading all over the Internet to find people who could relate to me. I was diagnosed with viral meningitis in August. It is now almost 5 months later and I am really struggling to deal with everything. I have more energy now and don't get headaches very often but my body does ache and my elbows and knees bother me sometimes. I am 26 years old with two young children. If I do not get enough sleep or am really stressed, I feel terrible for a week or more. It is really hard feeling completely normal one day and then the next just feeling like someone just pulled the rug out from under you. Reading other people's post and experiences helps some. This has been a challenge physically, mentally, and definitely emotionally!