I have just discovered this site whilst looking for something to convince me I am not going completely insane! I was diagnosed with viral meningitis in June and it has been a baffling journey since then. I think I initially did not feel too bad and foolishly didn't consider 'a recovery' until around 2 weeks in and 'Boom' the issues hit and I was wondering if these experiences are common or 'normal' as my GP really does not seem interested and the hospital offered no follow up appointment or information on discharge.
I have had the most striking headaches (never experienced headaches before this) and am wondering whether energy ever returns as I feel constantly exhausted. There have been some 'seeing stars' type experiences and feeling like 'your in a bubble' (sounds all muffled) .
I have put on quite a bit of weight (I was a really active person before) and find that I can sometimes be agitated / easily irritated (totally not me)
Anxiety is another new experience, for example I churn and panic if I'm a passenger In car or being on a train causes a lot of anxiety as all of the noises sound so much louder than I ever experienced and I panic that there is a mechanical fault as I can seem to now hear every single aspect of the trains workings.
Cognitively I can loose words (I know what I want to say but it won't come out) or have more difficulty in structuring my thoughts than I ever used to (and I am a lecturer so these things worry me as I need these functions to do my job)
The most recent thing is involving a loss of feeling in my hand, it has now come back but i don't know what is occurring there or why.
Is there anyone on the forum that has any experience of VM and can relate in any way to some of these experiences. I am really struggling to make sense of this all
Thank you everyone