i had viral meningitis and encephalitis back in march 2009, was in hospital for 3 mths. i collapsed in my local chemist buying headache tablets, my right side went numb, it was as if i had a stroke, i got to hospital, i couldn't speak or move my right side, then after a few hours if come back to life, after a mri. lumper punchers they found out i have viral meningitis, which turned in to a 2nd infection Encephalitis, i was very ill, i went partial blind, untill they put me on acetazolamide tablet to reduce the swelling on my brain, im very lucky i got my eye sight back but i have to wear glasses as i cant read small print or a PC or mobile phone like i used to.
any ways this has been 2 yr since and i have been back to my neurologist as i have suffered with headaches/migraines every day 24/7, my right still goes numb, sometimes my face goes numb, my short term memory has been affect, i keep forgetting important things like passwords, paying bills etc, i go blury eye'd, i have ringing in my ears all time. but my arm is getting worse, numb for 10 mins at a time where i can lift up anything, i cant lift my 3 yr daughter up.
i have been back to hospital, my doc at neurology, put me on topiramate tablets, slowly increased me up from 25mg a day to 100 mg i take one at night, but they dont work, i still have headache from when i wake up till i got to bed. my next appointment is 1st aug 2011.
ive been back to my GP and expressed my concerns with my right arm n leg, headaches etc, as im sick of feeling this way, my hubby is sick of me moaning about it, i dont wont to feel like this any more. i want be well again.
my GP going to write to my neurologist at the hospital to see if i can get to see her before 1st aug for a MRI scan and get a full check done.