Viral meningitis after effects

Hi,

I had been diagnosed with Viral Meningitis in Aug-17. Everything is OK now except sometimes I have been suffer from headache.

During Viral Meningitis treatment, Doctors give injections of "Dexona".

We also done CSF after everything is OK and CSF is report is normal.

Now sometimes I am suffering from headache. This headache is mostly at backside of head. When I sleep then it goes down but when I do my work then headache increased.

Can you please suggest why this headache happened ? How can i solve this ?

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  • Hi neel5481,

    I also came down with VM on August 6th. Unfortunately before experienced migraines my whole life. What I can say is VM headaches are different and that's one reason I knew I was sick and kept telling the doctors this is not a normal migraine. I have felt headaches on different sides of my head sense having the virus. I have also read on here and other places that people experience headaches/migraines after Viral Meningitis. Sadly it seems to be one of the side effects that sticks around. As you said your CSF is normal it must not be from low CSF pressure - it seems you must already be aware how those tests/fluid levels can leave headaches. I am not familiar with the treatment that you took, someone else on here may better be versed in it. I do know headaches can be an after effect. I would monitor them, see how often they are occurring, if anything you notice makes them worse or better - diet, sleep, stress, world invasion, etc ;) and let your doctor know. I hope they get better. I am recovering with you and wish you the best!

  • Thank you for the feedback. Last week there was almost good with maximum 1-2 hour headache but this week from thursday i am getting constant headache at back side of head.

    Can you please suggest - what should we do to completely remove headache ?

  • It sounds like it is positional, much like the meningitis headaches. Meaning it is better when you are lying down and worse when you are sitting up. Also, when stress is added - such as work. The unfortunate thing is healing from this virus is not something you can rush. I have read many stories on here from people who tried to rush back to work and it was too soon. You have to give your body time to heal. My VM started with the explosive headaches on 8/6 and I still have side effects. I wake everyday with aches all over and no energy. I feel like I am ninety getting out of bed and trying to walk to get coffee. And I could probably sleep for hours if you let me. I have seen on this site where people that did not experience headaches before end up with them after having the virus, I pray that is not the case with you. I am no doctor but I would think perhaps it would be a csf fluid issue but it seems you had that checked. To be safe I would definitely have a MRI and blood work done, which consequently should have been done before any CSF fluid was checked. Outside of that I would suggest slowing down and taking care of yourself. I keep heat and Ice packs around for my head. I find drinking something like a chamomile or mint tea is comforting, kind of settles you down. If it feels like a rubber band is tied around your head it could be tension related and you may need a relaxant - talk to your doctor about that. Journaling helps a lot. What were you doing when it started happening? Any changes in diet/exercise/sleep/stress/life? They will ask you all that anyway so you might as well have it. Is your neck hurting when the headaches are going on? Im so sorry, it pains me for you and there is no magic answer. But if possible I would cut back on work for a while, give yourself some good rest - meaning lay down, sleep, not scamper around the house doing things (Im bad about that), and talk to your doctor about it. If i can be of any more help let me know! This group is full of info and has answered tons off questions for me! 💕

  • Please give my daughter's story a read on this site. Rosie S's Story. Here lies sugnificant success (from what we know so far), for complete recovery from VM!

    She suffered for near on two years before discovering meningitis now, subsequently trying cranial massage by visiting an independant cranial osteopath in her area.

    All the symptoms you are experiencing are pretty much similar to what she suffered. It seems the key, and recent breakthrough, is releasing the spinal fluid which VM leaves a blockage for...and enabling it to flow again through your body, particularly your head.

    There are some on this sight who have now given it a go after reading about it, and after just a couple of sessions, felt considerable relief.

    I the last few weeks Rosie and I have been contacted by the media, news papers and radio to tell our story of this potential breakthrough!

    We now feel we want to help as many poor people who have suffered this dreadful illness for which before now seemed there was no light at the end of the tunnel.

    Good luck and please keep posed how you get on if you try this amazing treatment. Rosie coupled this with acupuncture, having alternate treatments once a week, now a couple of months in. Xx

  • Hi,

    Day by day, the headache is getting decrease for us which is good sign i think.

  • Day by day, the headache is getting decrease for us which is good sign i think.

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