Hi everyone. I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but after really struggling physically and mentally since coming home from hospital four weeks ago after vm some of my symptoms took a turn for the worse last night with a much stiffer/painful neck and pounding headache, which I've had for most of today. Apart from the difficulty in coping with the pain, it felt scary too because this is a new illness to me so I have no way of knowing what to expect and when to be concerned (thank God for you guys and the helpline!). Despite a good support network, I have felt really alone with this a lot of the time, and my experience in hospital demonstrates to me that the majority of doctors are totally clueless when it comes to vm! I'm guessing my experience and feelings are not unique.