I was diagnosed with VM in April 2011. So 8 years later and I still suffer from daily headaches. Some days are easier than others but I go through "spells" where the headaches get really bad for weeks at a time. I also still suffer from extreme fatigue and now have anxiety. I was on Amitriptyline for years but the side effects were not worth it as I was still having headaches. I've also tried acupuncture. My Dr. Is sympathetic but at the same time slightly clueless. She never invalidates my symptoms but also can never tell me if this is normal. Any others still having the bad headaches and fatigue so many years later. The worst headaches for me come at the base of my skull or the top on my head and feel like hot lava is being squeezed into my brain. But I do also get headaches in my temples or behind my eyes that throb. The medical knowledge around here blows. I spent three days in the hospital after being diagnosed and was released as soon as they confyit was viral and not bacterial. The infectious disease specialist came to see me on my last day and told me I would feel better and be headache free in about 14 days. I really wish I could go back and knock him out.
Long term after effects of viral meningitis - Meningitis Now
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