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Hi I had vm in June last year made slow progress up to Christmas but have worse pain now. I seem to have gone backwards. I am 65 years old. Would like input from others my age 're recovery length of time.

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Hi, I’m only 34, but I’m experiencing the same thing. I had vm in July last year. I’m still working on my recovery. It’s a long road I think

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Nanny65 in reply to mand34

Thank you for your reply it all helps. I wish you well.

Hello, You can find my 28 year old daughter, Rosie S' Story, via the link on the forum stories from the home page.

We found that cranial massage worked wonders for her. Her job is working with horses on pretty much a daily basis and is very physically demanding.

It is rare for a story to be so positive and we have tried to let people know that this amazing complementary therapy worked for her. It helps release the spinal fluid which VM leaves a blockage for. Rosie is pretty much cured after around 10 sessions coupled with actupuncture, although found awesome relief after only one appointment. She is now free of all pain killers and antidepressants and feels right back to her old self.

We can only let you know what worked for her. It's not for all, but has now given amazing relief for many. It seems the success could be to do with the skill of the cranial osteopath you use. So it is important to find out the osteopaths credentials and experience in this specialised field particularly dealing with VM sufferers, if you can. (Not all osteopaths realise that this helps VM sufferers, it is often carried out on young babies with birthing problems). You need an osteopath and not a therapist who mearly has some training in cranial massage.

If you find you are getting the violent headaches and feeling lethargic and depressed after a few weeks, give this complementary therapy a go, it really could be worth it and save you being on prescribed drugs, along with months, years, of unnecessary suffering.

Kind wishes and best of luck

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Nanny65 in reply to Lippistix

Thank you that is very informative.

My husband had sm caused by west nile virus. He recovered quite quickly, age 60. One of the modalities he used to heal was cranial sacral message. Others on this site have had it also and believe it has helped. The message helps to relax the cranium and spine, as well as assist in moving the fluid around. I hope you try this, and I hope it works for you.

My very best to you for good health!


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Nanny65 in reply to spouseM

Thank you so much for your reply. This has been very helpful. Thank you for your kind wishes too.

Hi Nanny65 I am 61 years old and had meningioencephalitis in august to the end of September. I was put in a coma for 1 week then taken to wards for 3 weeks. Then ended back in hospital after 1 day as I wenr unconscious again for 1 week. Then I was in bed at home for 1 month.i

The headaches and just listening to your body. If you feel like sleeping, then sleep.Simetimes I feel as though I go 1 step forward and then 2 back. It can be quite frustrating. A diary is a great way of keeping how bad you are. I had a couple of bad days in January and thought I went backwards but my diary clarified that wasn't the case.

I hope you progress with your recovery!

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