recurrent encephalitis/meningitis could be on-going neuro Lyme disease.
I am recovering from an encep. virus myself, so they say. I have been since Nov. 7th of 2006. It has been a long haul and I don't really even know if that is what happened either as no L. Puncture was done at hospital day I went to ER with baaaad migraine and neuro is only going on my description of what happened to me then. It has been a painful and long recovery. I am starting to have more better days than bad ones....but if I over-do it in any way (which is live the life like I am used to in the past) then I pay for it dearly. I am at a loss. I can't see myself living like an 80 yr old woman like this for the rest of my life. I am frustrated as I know this can be a long recovery. I just thought I would tell you that you are not alone. I hope one day I can get back to my normal self. Take care and I hope you feel better soon.
Thanks for that info Patsy. There is some overlap in symptoms, but also quite a few distinguishing features. But it's another thing to add to my neurotic checklist!!!
I sympathize with you, and i think it helps to know that recovery is supposed to be long and difficult - they say about 2 years to get back to normal. Like you, I am a very active person (go running every day and cycling) and also have a v demanding job. At the moment I'm incapable of doing anything other than obsessing on my symptoms. I tried to go into work yesterday, lasted about 3 hours, and then felt sick and faint. I am now going to go back on medication for chronic pain (low dose anti-depressant) whcih certainly helped me when i was originally recovering. Thinking of you. Fiona
I have a neurotic checklist as well!! LOL!
What pain meds (low anti-D) did you go on before. I am considering going on something. My doc is wanting to put me on Amitripyline. I guess it is the "old" "earlier" version of a SSRI but will make a person sleepy. Maybe I need the sleepiness to help me sleep or make me go to bed when I am tired. Anyhow I thought I'd give it a try. Hope you are well.