I am seven years post aseptic meningitis where I was diagnosed with permanent damage to my left occipital area of my brain. It took 6 months to get the pain under control...for the most part...I have been taking 800 mg of neurontin daily for at least 6 of these years. I went through pain Mgmt injections in my head and multiple meds before this worked. Also lexapro 10 mg daily and Xanax as needed as stress brings on headaches. With the headaches I get blurred vision to my left eye, hearing loss to my left ear. I have a loss of concentration at times, expressive aphasia often.
What is actually concerning me more at this time are my frequent bouts of illnesses. They seem to be getting worse. I had pneumonia in February and now with the flu and bronchitis. Both required ER visits with iv fluids, steroids, etc.
Is this going to last forever?? I have an incredible family, a wonderful career and I feel like I’m missing so many things because of this. Not to mention the burden I place on everyone! Is anyone else having problems like this?? Please advise