My boyfriend has been ill in South Afruca with a mystery illness. It has been 'diagnosed' as TB meningitis, more because they are at a loss as to what it is although his first csf showed meningitis. He has had 4 lumbar punctures which should show him improving but they show him getting worse. He has lost 13kg (approx 2stone) in weight in the last 5 weeks. Is this normal. Have others with TB meningitis suffered such weight loss? Before illness ( literally up to the day before) he was at the gym 4 days a week and teaching karate so was very fit with a lot of muscle which seems to have rapidly disappeared. Please let me know your experiences as am going out of my mind with worry.