I had VM and Bacterial Septicimia at the same time, admitted to hospital with fever 105+, deathly low blood pressure.
I was 17, 6 weeks after having my first child.
I'm currently almost 6 years out, and still have a large range of symptoms I'd associate with those illnesses as they began within 6 months of discharge.
Ears always feel like they need to pop, and ring frequently
Burn-like sensation on skin, comes and goes, different large areas (half of abdomen, back of entire leg, etc)
Pins and numbness in arms/hands/legs/feet to varying extent (exercise seems to make this worse)
Short term memory loss, to the extent of dory. (Sometimes so bad I can't remember the beginning of a sentence by the time the end comes around)
Temporary loss of COMMONLY USED WORDS from memory, without the ability to relearn these words for some time. (Couldn't say pantry for a week, though I'd been told repeatedly it was a pantry. Worst occurance of this, happened when I was 19. 2.5 years post VM)
Weakness in lower extremities (comes and goes, rapid onset, no warning signs)
I'm wondering if anyone else experiences these things and how to bring them up to a GP without sounding crazy. I've been in denial for quite some time about how much it affects me, and I can't ignore it now. I'm a mom of two, and I need to figure out ways to get through life with less difficulty than I do now.
Disability is not an option. I can't afford the appeals process (time) and I wouldn't be paid enough to maintain my kids lives (we don't live lavishly by far, but I make enough)