6 weeks ago, I had a sudden onset pounding headache. I took some paracetamol and went to bed. I woke up the following morning feeling awful. I drank a pint of water and had some more paracetamol, then projectile vomited it all back up. I went back to bed and slept most of the day, waking up at about 4pm. My head was still pounding and I was all hot and sweaty. I had some water and tried to eat a banana which all ended up being thrown up again. I work at a school, so put it down to picking up a tummy bug. By Sunday, I couldn't stand any light or noise and pretty much slept all day. I kept going hot and cold, head was still killing me and my neck started aching and getting stiff. By Monday morning, my symptoms had got worse and my husband took me to the Doctors. The Doctor said that I should be taking ibuprofen (even though I hadn't eaten anything other than the banana that I threw up) and sent me home to take some ibuprofen. As the day wore on, I didn't improve but became more lethargic. My husband took me back to the Doctors who then sent me to hospital. They said it was viral meningitis after bloods, ECG and MRI scan. I was sent home 24 hours later and told that my symptoms would improve and that I would feel better within 7-10 days!
6 weeks on and I am currently laying in bed with a headache and feeling really dizzy and totally fed up!
I admit, the pain is nowhere near as bad as it was 6 weeks ago and I have had days when I have felt fine. Monday and Tuesday of this week I felt great. I did a lot of travelling, then went shopping on Wednesday, by Wednesday evening, I was feeling exhausted and dizzy. My head, neck, back and fingers were all aching. Thursday morning, I needed to take my 16 year old daughter to enrol at 6th form. I came home after just 2 hours and went straight to bed. My husband is getting frustrated with me as I will be fine, and then will suddenly go quiet and need to rest.
My hands are really achy and stiff and get worse when I am tired. I went back to the Doctors 2 weeks ago as I was getting palpitations in my chest. I had more bloods taken and another ECG. Every thing came back clear and I was told that my body is still recovering.
My husband and I have just had an argument as he wants me to go back to the Doctors because "I am not normal". We had visited my parents and whilst I was there, I began to get the dizzy, headachy feeling. On our way home, he asked why I was quiet. I explained how I felt and he said I need to go back to the Doctors. I have said that I don't think its worth it as I am still recovering. I am beginning to feel like people think I am putting on feeling this rough. I am due to go back to work in 3 days and am dreading it as my line manager isn't very compassionate! Sorry to drone on, but I feel like crap and just wanted to write how I feel 😢