I am 43 and caught VM from my 15 yr old daughter, she had it quite bad but has bounced back to near enough normal after 3 weeks ( thank god). I came out in the symptoms the day after her headache started. We were both in bed with 38c+ temps and terrible headache and flu like aches and pains. I got so bad i had to get a taxi to my doctors ( no one would come out and NHS Direct just recommended me to go to them) by this point i could hardly see with the pain. I then started to be violently sick and could hardly stand up. She sent me straight to hospital and there i was kept in and had a brain scan, blood tests & a Lumbar Puncture which showed Viral Meningitis. I was able to come home after a couple of days ( they did say i can stay in but if i felt i could recover better in my own bed i was ok to go) and spent about in total 10 days in bed. Now i know its just the after effects the weakness and depression has nearly all gone now but i still have this pounding/beating/pulsating in my brain/ears/head? It seems louder now than it was when i had the pain with it at the start. Its worse after i have done something and especially when i am at rest or lying down. I just wondered if anyone else has experienced this type of thing? No painkillers work, and it seems more pressure pounding rather than pain. I just want to be back to normal and i am usually fit and well
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