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Viral Meningitis

I haven't been around much this summer because I have spent most of it sick. It started out with a fever of 104 on July 3 and then I developed upper respiratory symptoms. After consulting with Dr.by phone about fever I let it all try to resolve itself. It didn't, the fever lowered but that's it. I was actually getting sicker.

So I called my Primary Care. He saw me and I told him I was pretty sure it was a Sinus Infection. He said no. Told me to go home call him in a week if I wasn't better. I wasn't, so I went back again. This time he agreed with me it was sinus infection.

But he only gave me 3 pills instead of whole Z pack. So I started to get better but then had relapse. He went back to saying it was a virus and wouldn't give more antibiotics. His nurse practitioner said it was allergies, and the Urgent Care nurse practitioner told me it was a muscle spasm when I told her about the neck and chest pain I was developing.

Well two weeks ago last Wednesday I ended up in the ER of the local hospital not knowing my own name. Neurologist on call ruled out stroke told them to check for meningitis and sure enough that's what it was. I was released a week ago Sunday. They told me I got it from the half treated sinus infection. So I was right all a long, and if Doctor had only listened, grr.

Now I keep getting rotten headaches and don't know whether I should call or not as it could just be a normal part of recovery as they said it takes awhile. Has anyone else ever had it? How long did it take to fully recover?

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