After Bacterial Meningitis
I don’t know if I have TBI, or what is wrong with me. I contracted BM late April 2018 and since then have had all sorts of complications. Headaches ranging from moderate to severely debilating, horrible neck pain that never goes away & makes it almost impossile to turn my head to look from side to side, and definately not behind me. Spine and rib pain. It seems that every muscle and joint in my body hurts, keeping me in constant daily pain.Very often it feels like my muscles or something inside my body is on fire. I have such trouble with memory and concentration. I cannot tolerate extra stimuli anymore. Too much noise, too much decision making, stress, too many people talking, get me really anxious and I feel I need to get away from the situation and I kinda just shut down. Things like flashing lights, loud patterns, alot of showing of mixed changing colors and things like that make me nauseous, dizzy and anxious. Driving or riding in a car brings on the headaches, pain, and exhaustion. I am sooooo exhausted/fatigued all the time. I always feel like I need to rest, but resting doesn’t help. On the other hand, pushing myself and putting myself or being in these situations do make it worse. But I can’t avoid life, nor do I want to. I want to enjoy my family and friends. My grandaughters. My church family. I am at a loss.