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2 months VM now chronic fatigue

So 2 months post VM and now suffer chronic fatigue. I have to keep working as I'm a single mum ,self employed. I use all my energy to work. So no social life. Struggle to talk to anyone unless it's work related. I am getting so down. I want to do more but have no energy. I am trying to start to eat better but even cooking is an effort. I take medication and hate that I have to. Has anyone else had this and has anyone tried herbal Chinese herbs as I hear they can help. Thanks

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hello 👬

I have no experience of VM only BM but I just wanted to say I hope your feeling well soon and someone on here with a bit of knowledge can help you out ❤

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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 there and I’m sorry you are feeling so horrible. I have recurring bouts of viral meningitis and each time recovery period is worse than the actual attack. Just like you I have no energy, depression, my body aches, I sometimes wake up with a crushing headache and I look at people walking by on the street and wonder when I am going to have the energy to actually live a life again. You need to take things very slowly and treat yourself with kid gloves. A good healthy diet tons of supplements, yoga, sleep, plenty of fluids and immune boosting supplements whether they are Chinese, herbal or things you get over-the-counter eg vitamin B 12 , vitamin D, magnesium. The main thing I want to say is that it does eventually pass but there is a moment when u start thinking that you are going to be like that for ever - a wet dishrag unable to fully live your life. The more you can look after yourself now the quicker it will pause. Very hard I know as a single mom with kids. Let the laundry pile up get yourself on Netflix and literally spend as much time as possible every day being good to yourself and gentle and keep filling your body with all of the good things that you can. eventually it will pass but don’t get stressed and try to do things too quickly -just step-by-step, day by day, I promise you will feel better. Best wishes v

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Did you feel pressure all the time and was your neck stiff?


Hi, I've just joined this site today and I wanted you to know that I can totally relate to everything you are saying. I had VM in June and I was fortunate to be able to take some time off work and I don't know how I would have actually functioned if I hadn't. I am back at work now (which is high paced, flat out) and do just about manage to keep pace but I still feel as though I am dragging my body through life rather than living it and all the things I did pre VM (hiking, active, social living) are a little out of sight at the moment.

What I have however found (just recently) is that yoga helps (I've never practiced it before) but I do a very gentle form of it as the 'flow' type yoga is a little too much for me at the moment. I have also just turned from my GP (I wasn't getting anywhere) to alternative medicine. I've been to see a herbalist, have an Accupuncture appointment coming up and have had something called a 'Daith' piercing just to see if it will help with headaches.

It's too early to say whether it's having an impact as yet but I do think the change away from medication to herbal has been a positive one for me as the chemical approach was making me feel like a zombie and just adding to the exhaustion I was feeling.

I think it's really hard not to get down with it but joining groups like this (I hope) helps as I can very much relate to the 'isolating' kind of feeling you talk of.

I hope this helps in some way although I recognise I don't yet have many insights as I too am still at the question stage rather than ho,ding many answers


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Hugs!! I'm one month post VM

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