Hi All. I have found this forum and am looking for some advise about the after affects of meningitis.
I am 23, and contracted meningitis in September 2015 while travelling China and had quite a traumatic time. I was in a very derelict area when i took a turn for the worse having seizures and unconscious. I was transferred to three different hospitals as i was too much for a little village to cope with. I finally had a lumbar puncture when i reached Hong Kong isolation but although they knew it was meningitis, it was too late to determine what type.
After a few weeks i was able to fly home, originally my muscles didn't allow me to walk but i slowly built the strength. I am now suffering from many after effects, and my problem is the GP's do not take me seriously as the symptoms are 'silent' and i am just sent away feeling silly. I suffer from severe back pain (i have regular physio, but it does not help the pain in the bone), i often have lingering headaches, regular dizziness, sensitive hearing (i cant distinguish different voices in busy areas and it is all too loud), on/off tinnitus (a soft fuzz noise), memory problems (small every day things/words), i feel i am a different person with regular mood swings and lots of emotions (mainly anger and sadness), anxiety, and i also got shingles a month after returning home.
My question is, since I've been back i have not seen any professionals other than my GP who dismisses my concerns with no help or advise. I was told to see a neurologist, but when i went back to chase the referral i was then told that these problems are nothing to do with meningitis so im left feeling confused and helpless. Do you think i need to see a neurologist or similar? if so who?
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post x