I am new here! I have had viral meningitis in June 2016. I remember having a huge headache that would not go away and got worse. I went to urgent care and they kept me for about 6 hours just to tell me that I have a kidney infection. My kidneys didn't hurt. I told my husband that I will be going to the ER in a couple days if this does not stop. It didn't. Went to the ER and they took all kinds of test (which Urgent care didn't), MRI, Cat scan and more. Then a lumbar puncture. Very painful and you know but they couldn't get any fluid. So I had to do that over again right away with taking pictures every few seconds. I never want to experience that again. They found out that I got a viral meningitis and gave me pain meds. Three worst weeks of my life! I couldn't function at all. After about 6 month I started getting pain in my right knee. It would hurt going up the stairs, getting up from a sitting position. Then my left foot hurt from just walking. Now my arm, shoulder and elbow hurt really bad to the point that I have a hard time getting dressed, wearing a purse and other things. When does this stop? I need to see a doctor about it but what can they do? I did read here that a lot have found websites that confirm that there is joint pain after meningitis. Could anyone send me some links please?!! I will try to get an appointment here soon to see if this is arthritis or something but its odd that it started shortly after meningitis. I am 39 years old!