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Old 01-13-2010, 03:15 AM   #1
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Question Some sort of menengitis?

Long story short as possible... Started out with a cold, no big deal but it was a bad nasty one. Cold pretty much went away. Started to feel lethargic. Extreme bouts of daytime lethargy. Brain felt foggy. I appeared intoxicated for the most part. Body aches. Clumsy. Crying fits. Rage. Quit my job of three years. Suicidalish (praying for death) feelings. I have been feeling very "wrong" for several weeks. Been to 5 clinics/docs. 3rd clinic I went to gave me cipro & tamiflu. Within 48 hours I was in ER freaking because I thought I was going to die. My head, feet throat went numb and swelled. I could barely talk and seemed intoxicated. ER thought I was a crackhead but was nicer after toxicology report came back. Flushed me with fluids. Said it was adverse reaction to cipro, tamiflu or both and quit taking. Tested neg for flu. Felt a bit better... Went home. Back to original problem. Finally able to see my regular GP yesterday eod. He said probably bad/weird viral infection. Gave me only Prednisone (steroid) and I had it filled. Went home took first dose. Within 40 minutes I felt like I woke up from a bad dream. My head cleared mostly, still a little body aches. But the main thing here... I have a foggy memory of the last about 16-18 days... It feels surreal. Looked up prednisone and saw it is effective for a prescribed to eliviate fluid on brain caused my menengitis and such. So as happy as I am to have my brain back right now, I am a bit freaked... (aside from quitting my good job I enjoy in a bad economy)... This prednisone won't cure anything... It is helping symptoms of something. Is something awful perhaps eating at (applying pressure) to my head? I don't want brain damage. I don't want it to come back. I feel like I am going to jump out of my skin but avoiding idea of ER visit because I think they will look at me like I am nuts if I walk in "hi, prednisone woke me from a nightmare so I think I have brain fluid issues, please help". What should I do? Go to a specialist? I don't frequent doctors... Rarely sick... Not sure how to deal with this.

 
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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Re: Some sort of menengitis?

The biggest sign of meningitis is a stiff neck, headache and high fever. The stiff neck is a HUGE sign. Did you ever have a stiff neck? Meningitis is serious and can kill you if not treated. If it doesn't kill you, you can end up with brain damage and disabilities. I would go to your doctor or the ER to get a spinal tap. They will not think you are crazy for caring about your health and life.

 
Old 02-16-2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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Re: Some sort of menengitis?

CALL the doctor that gave you the prescription. Tell him you are feeling better, and now that you are thinking more clearly you have questions about your condition...

 
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