I was rushed into hospital at the end of November 2016 with my 2nd bout of meningitis in 2 years.
After the first bout I was left with a constant headache, fatigue, forgetfulness etc.
Now it's even worse.
I'm 53 but feel so much older.
I also suffer from pernicious anaemia and colitis/BAM .....all auto immune illnesses. My gp has recommended I try to stay healthy ...easier said than done.
Both bouts of meningitis followed infections that were being treated with antibiotics but wouldn't clear.
I was in hospital both times for just over a week on IV antibiotics and pain relief
But I've found the after care really appalling
I was due to have Botox injections for the headache just before I went down with the 2nd bout so had to cancel. But I'm going to go ahead with that again to see if it helps with the constant headache
I'd love to hear from anyone else who has had meningitis more than once!
I'm just scared I'm going to get it again as I've heard that if you've had it more than once, you're more prone to getting it again 😟