Hope: I was diagnosed with VM in September... - Meningitis Now

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I was diagnosed with VM in September 2019 and this post is to offer hope. It has been a tough and frustrating time but I’m now really on the road to recovery. There’s no miracle cure, cranial osteopathy really helped initially and then just plenty of rest, self care and patience - not easy to implement when you’re a single working mother. I’ve had some dark times during the last 2 years, but I want to share that it gets better - so much better. My GP told me about Meningitis Now and it has been invaluable and continues to be a real support. I will stay connected and offer help and support in the way others did for me when I needed it. Thank you

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MNClaireD profile image

Thank you for taking the time to provide hope for all those who are still struggling after meningitis. As you have mentioned, recovery takes time and, unfortunately there is no quick fix. Being kind to yourself, resting in the early stages and giving your body time to recover will all help. As you have mentioned, this is not as easy as it sounds, and some outside support can be beneficial.

If you live in the UK and would like to know more about the support Meningitis Now can offer, please have a look here: meningitisnow.org/how-we-help/

As a UK charity, we are not able to provide direct support to those outside the UK, however you may be able to find another meningitis organisation here: comomeningitis.org/find-a-m...

Best wishes,


Hi Allium11,

Thanks for sharing this - it really helps to hear it. My illness also started in September 2019 and was initially misdiagnosed but now seems most likely to be the after-effects of VM. It's been a tough road to recovery and at times felt like I was lost in a perpetual nightmare, but finally after 2 years I'm starting to feel much more like myself again. I'm still not there but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Nothing that's been prescribed has been more effective than rest, self care and patience as you say.

I'm glad you find yourself in a better place now and I hope it continues.

Take care,


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