Hi everyone, I had meningitis when I was 8 months old, I am now 16. Doctors told my parent "it's just the flu", which they didn't believe, the day they New something was really wrong I had sleep all day, was turning purple and floppy (paralysed like body). So they rushed me straight to hospital and I was immediately treated for meningitis, from which they told my parents I had about 20 mins to live if the treatment didn't work straight away. Now 15 years later I have hip, knee and ankle pain, which can occur for 2 days off for a week then back for 4 days. Which is a very painful cycle when doctors and physiotherapist have no idea what's wrong. I also have random muscle spasm where I could be lying down and my leg or arm would just fly in the air without being able to control. I have no memory of my child hood under age 5. I am academically at the correct level I should be. I just want to know if these problems I have are possibly/likely to be caused from meningitis. And if there are ways of dealing with these. I never thought that these problems could have been cause from meningitis until I seen a post about similar problems from others due to it. Thank you, all replies are much appreciated as I would love to here similar issues and how you deal with them. I'm young and need to get these problems under control before it's to late.