I was diagnosed with VM 8 weeks ago, after having severe headaches, I had blood tests, ECG, CT and MRI scans all came back clear until I had the lumber puncture which showed the chickenpox strain, had IV drips for 10 days and 2 weeks of oral antivirals. Has anyone else had this strain and how long did it take to recover? I returned to work 3 weeks ago on reduced hours but last week was re-admitted to hospital as I had more symptoms than before but just not as severe, stiff neck and sensitivity to light as well as the headache. All tests re-done but all came back negative. I have heard the lumber puncture can show negative once you have had antivirals is this correct?
I am now off work again and wondering how long it takes to fully recover as it is very frustrating as I have good days and bad days.