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Now, my dilemma is the after affects! I feel like I am talking to the air, when I am describing my symptoms to doctor’s!
I have headaches pretty much daily. Or, head pressure. They msy not ladt all day long and the severity differs. I have major balance issues, short-term memory loss and/or lapses, extremely fatigued at times, mood swings,
loss of concentration, unable to express myself, (I can’t think of the words I’m trying to say). Loss of hearing, rt ear.
I think I am forgetting a few things I wanted to say.
I was 44 yrs old, the first bout and 49 yrs old the second time.
I don’t know who to talk to around where I live! I feel doctor’s around here do not have a clue about the after effects from bacterial meningitis and the magnitude it plays on me, physically and emotionally.
Can you please help me and hopefully steer me in the right direction?
Thank you so much for your time and patience!
Mary Jo McAllister
The virus started in Oct/November 18 years ago with a simple sinus/allergy headache which with each day grew in pain. The doses of tylenol, advil, aleeve grew from every 4 hours to about every 30 minutes. The day I finally gave in to go to the hospital was after winning a zoning hearing board meeting for a client and taking about 8 aleeve. The first night I was dropped off to the emergency room who classified it as a virus and gave me demoral – discharged me and threw up in the lobby and all night. Did not sleep that night and when my wife woke up the next morning I stated if we do not leave now I think I will die. Went into the same hospital and a doctor asked what she could do and I stated turn all lights off, all noise and help my back. She immediately placed me in ICU and ordered a spinal tap – which actually helped the pain. A week later left the hospital and went back to work.
Years later I started to notice my personality changed, memory issues and depression set in. Since then have lost my marriage, numerous jobs, etc. Now after stating this over and over but no once listened, now I find the feelings had are possibly true.
I currently live in Orlando, FL and want to find help. Do you know of any doctors in the Orlando area conducting help/research for damage after Viral menigitis.
Thank You for your time
Could you call me as I do not have access to email at all times thank you in advance.
Good day, I am Rhea Lopez Sarona, im from ESCALANTE CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL PHILIPPINES. I am the eldest among the 3 children of Danilo and Pamela Lopez. Sir/Maam, my youngest sister is now bedridden for 1 year. Last June 2013 she was found comatose inside her boarding house. She was rushed to the hospital and declared comatose, she was admitted for 65 days and the final diagnosis of her illness is SUPPURATIVE BACTERIAL MENINGITIS.our family is very much affected seeing her paralyzed. I as the eldest sister find it very difficult to find resources that can help the monthly medication of my sister. at present she is having a 3 times a week physical therapy session. Her attending physicians find it very rare that she survives and still alive. Our family believes that our Lord really do miracles in the life of my sister. Family resources is very much exhausted and we really have a difficult situation that can sustain he medicine she needs every month. Maam/Sir, Is this foundation extend financial help to my sister?
RHEA L. SARONA