This is meant to be an encouraging uplifting post for anyone just getting or who is recently recovering from meningitis. I am about 80 days removed from an aseptic meningitis two week stay in the hospital. The diagnosis was partially treated bacterial meningitis.
I am happy to report I have resumed my previous normal life. I still occassionally get headaches, but they are no longer daily occurrences. Mostly when I do not hydrate properly or something particularly stressful is happing around me. I still have the pressure headache when I sneeze, but not every time I sneeze, so that's a relief. Mostly have begun using a neti pot to help with allergies to reduce sinusitis symptoms. I only take 500 mg of aceteminephin when I get them and that usually knocks the headache out. If not an additionally 500 has always worked.
For those of you who still have daily headaches and are many months or even years removed from meningitis hospital stays, my sincerest sympathies are with you. I apparently have been very fortunate to have had a bout with meningitis which so far does not appear to have any long term consequences.
Hopefully someone is reading this haveing recently been admitted to the hospital and can feel encouraged that their life will get better and the headaches will back off.