Hi i was diagnosed with viral meningitis 4 weeks ago, i was having symptoms of dizziness nausea and short term memort loss for 17 days prior to my diagnosis i had been back and forth to the Gp who diagnosed me with post natal depression as i was 9 weeks post partum when my symptoms started, eventually i collapsed with pain in my head early hours and was taken by ambulance to my nearest AED where i underwent a CT scan and lumber puncture, i was eventually diagnised with viral meningitis after spending 6 days in isolation whilst awaiting results. I was dischared immediately after i was given the diagnosis and told by the doctor to rest and have plenty of fluids i was lead to believe VM was not too serious and would be right as rain in a couple of weeks. Well how wrong was i!! As i have a new born and an 18 month old to keep me busy i am naturally exhaused but since my diagnosis i literally have nothing in me no energy no motivation i feel spaced all of the time. I have the strangest feeling in my head thats really difficult to explain but i feel like im not really there although i know physically i am i have brain fog and my short term memory is so bad im having to make a note of when i last fed the baby and when shes next due. As you can imagine my anxieties are through the roof and i feel like my symptoms and worry are taking over my life its breaking my heart that im not enjoying this precious time with my now 16 week old baby girl. Im desperate for any advice on how to manage these symptoms and wondering is this normal? how long will it last? Thanks.
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