Has anyone here had their meningitis attrtubited to untreated tooth abcess?
Months prior to my bout with meningitis I was experiencing horrendous pain in my jaw, especially when there were pressure changes from temperature or elevation. I was diagnosed with Trigeminal neuralgia just weeks before I came down with asceptic meningitis. With the meningitis I had a heart infection and pneumonia. I was initially given mega doses of antibiotics until they did my lumbar puncture which revealed asceptic meningitis. My recovery took better that a year. During that time I began medication for the TN. Two years then passed and a tooth abcess appeared in the part of my upper jaw that gave me so much pain. I had a root canal done by a very expert and caring endodontist. My jaw was infected with a lot of bone loss. He told me that much bone loss took years to happen.
I am doing well now, and I've stopped all medications. So I'm just wondering if all this misery was connected. Anyone?