Since Sunday last week I have had headaches, nausea, lethargy, photophobia, fever and an intense burning pain in the back of my neck. On Wednesday my doctor told me she thought it was viral meningitis and that I should go home, keep hydrated and get plenty of bed rest. She also said if it gets worse I should head directly to A&E. It's been nearly a week now - I don't feel worse but I don't feel any improvement either. The neck pain was really intense last night but I couldn't bring myself to go to hospital because I didn't want to be turned away and seen as wasting their time.
From your experiences of VM, how long did your symptoms last? and do you have any tips on relieving the neck and shoulder pain? Pain killers don't seem to be working I'm tempted to call NHS 111 but again I feel so lucid, with no rash or throwing up, I'm not sure if I'm making a big deal out of nothing espiacally after reading what some of you guys have gone through.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.