So I am now 4 years post viral meningitis . I have been very ill, had most of the after effects that we see on this site: chronic migraine, chronic fatigue, numb left side, noise and light intolerance, dislocated neck and spine to name a few. I was told by fellow sufferers it would take 4 years to fully recover and it has.
However I wanted to share that this week I climbed Mount Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, 14 miles, 1345 metres. I did it in searingly hot temperature and it was by far the most difficult thing I have ever done. But I am feeling great: no migraine since April, no fatigue and all symptoms gone.
So have faith. It will take time for the brain injury and headaches and fatigue To go but it will go. I had to be very patient and rest a lot but keep moving. I ate a very healthy diet, lots of green smoothies.
Acupuncture helped to raise energy levels.
Physio in my neck and spine was key to recovery from the migraine and Botox .
So I hope this post helps those of you who are suffering from VM. I could hardly move for 12 months and now I have climbed 2 of Britain’s highest mountains.