I contracted bacterial meningitis over 2 years ago. The recovery has been a slow process and I've dealt with hearing loss, chronic fatigue, etc. At a routine appt. with my regular neurologist, I was discussing memory lapses I'm having, almost mini-blackouts, trouble with broken speech, forgetting and replacing words. She initially thought it was seratonin deficiency and put me on Lexapro. After a recheck 3 weeks into it, she took me off as it was not helping the symptoms. So, she scheduled me for an MRI and EEG saying she suspects I have scarring on the brain from the bact. meningitis. Is this common? Why would these symptoms come on about 2 years since the illness? What happens if this is the diagnosis...medication? Do the symptoms get progessively worse? Thank you for your input...
Ask your neurologist if your MRI shows calcification in the basal ganglia part of your brain. This could be an indicator for some of the problems you are having. My mother
had meningitis when she was 18. This my TOTALLY have nothing to do with her problem now, but she has been diagnosed with Farr's disease. An uncurable, untreatable disease. Many prayrers for your health.
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