I had meningitis four years ago (suspected bacterial, but was already heavily medicated with IV antibiotics and steroids prior to my lumbar puncture) viral meningitis two years later, and now here I am again slowly recovering from a third bout of viral meningitis. I have about 2 years of peace between bouts. It knocks me off my feet completely for a few weeks each time, and then takes several months to fully recover. It absolutely sucks and I can’t get any answers. It’s not Mollarets apparently. Now my neurologist thinks it might actually be autoimmune meningitis together with encephalitis as there is a growing body of research. This time I didn’t bother to call the ambulance. In fact I’ve been quite stubborn because I don’t want a LP just to be told oh it’s viral here’s some pain medication. So I spoke to my neurologist who has prescribed me Tramadol, Dexamethasone, Magnesium, and Ibuprofen. And Oxycodone if I’m desperate. I take the Tram and Dex every eight hours and the Mag and burden every eight hours with four hours between the pairs. So far so good. I’m managing on my own and I figure if I can get a good treatment plan that works, as this seems to, then I will keep it in my cupboard and follow the same routine next time (in agreement with my neurologist). It’s awful, but I think I might finally have found a way to manage. I’ve had every test and scan going but that fact is that they just don’t know Can anyone relate to my story??? I could do with an empathic friend!