Hello. I had bacterial meningitis in February 2017. In intensive care for 2 weeks and then another week on a general ward. Apparently I made a 'dramatic' recovery (according to my notes). I am 66 and generally an active fit person. I did really well just pretending/assuming - not sure which - that all was well. I went back to running our B & B, riding my horse, looking after my grandchildren etc. and to be honest felt a bit smug. Then a couple of months ago I started getting really bad headaches most of the time. I have a thrumming in my ear and a throbbing pulse in my opposite temple. I am dizzy, forget things, and drop things: it makes me very irritable and a bit miserable. My doctor isn't interested in anything other than prescribing ever increasingly strong pain killers. I can't work out from anything I've read whether this is permanent or temporary and if the latter how long will it go on for? I've just started some acupuncture and some of my friends say I should pay for a brain scan. Does anyone have any advice, please?