I Had Meningitis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 21 People

    I'm Still Hurting 5 Years Later.

    My boyfirend and I were snowboarding when I realised my sore back and neck and bad headache was more than I thought.  I left the mountain and laid downin the truck later to vomit violently. The ride home was painful. I could not sit up without severe pain. I slept until 5pm the...
    deeplyrouted deeplyrouted
    Mar 11, 2011

    Meningitis and Me

    when i was 22 i almost died. 2 months later i celebrated my 23rd birthday in healthy style 4 months on i still cannot get over what happened to me.  i had been ill before with a bad cold that would not shift but when it went into my ears i knew i was in trouble and even...
    handbag handbag
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jun 22, 2007

    Im 52 now. Up untill the age of 49 I had never

    experienced anything more severe than a common cold. 3 years ago I left work a little early as I had a pretty bad earache (no other symptoms at all). I rode my motorbike home and lay on my back on the couch to have a rest. I awoke 2 weeks later in a hospital bed. I was...
    Boybergs Boybergs
    51-55, M
    Nov 10, 2015

    I Have A Mystery Illness That I Think Is Meningitis

    I am a 31 year old woman living in pain. I cannot sleep. I have lost 15 pounds in the last six months without even trying. I feel as if I'm on the verge of hospitalizaion either for the emotional distress I am in because of this illness or eventually from the illness. I feel...
    tbritt tbritt
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2010

    I Had My Vaccine Today After Reading The Stories

    I am 26 almost 27 and was never vaccinated for Meningitis until today. As I am doing a volunteer program abroad I wanted to prevent against this serious disease. I have read many stories over the past couple of years but was never vaccinated as I never lived in a dorm. I thought...
    travelplus travelplus
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

    Meningitis & Me

    Me I had meningitis (meningococcal) when I was 18. It all started because my family and I thought I had the flu. I was admitted to the hosp because my organs were starting to shut down. Wound up spending about 6 months in ICU (3 1/2 weeks of that in a coma), on IV antibiotics...
    SamanthaD1 SamanthaD1
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2012
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