posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 01:33 PM
reply to post by defcon5
There is viral meningitis and bacterial.
Bacterial is the very contagious, very lethal form of meningitis, and it has killed in 24 hours.
I have gotten viral, makes you wish you were dead, but basically a regular bug or virus contaminates your spinal fluid.
it is rarely lethal.
But it takes about 4 days to run the test, so they generally treat you as bacterial till they know for sure.
The hallmark of meningitis is an unbelievable migraine. I didn't even have that bad of an infection, but the migraine was so bad that I was on the
floor vomiting, I couldn't even move.
I have regular epidurals, dozens, so the injection wasn't that bad, but because of my bad back, they had to bring in the neurosurgeon on call on a
saturday night, which I think pissed him off because I got the spinal tap migraine from hell for over a week.
Next time I will take my chance with the meningitis.
There are all sorts of strange things going around, I have had a virus going on for three weeks now that is not going away.
edit on 23-7-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)