Hi, my problems started in July 2007. I went to the Emergency room with a severe headache. Found out I had viral meningitis, was admitted to the hospital for about a week. The headache never really went away, just didn't hurt as bad when I was released.
About a month later, I was in the middle of cooking dinner and got a sudden really sharp pain in my head and got really dizzy, then the left side of my body kinda just felt like it went to sleep. I had severe difficulty talking, it took me almost five minutes just to tell my kids to sit at the table to eat. I did not go to the doctor about that until about a week later when the left side of my body was still really weak and still tingly. They did tons of tests and everything came back normal.
Ever since then I have a headache every day, that is I would say a 4 out of 10, but I have a high tolerance for pain, so, I can live with it usually. Sometimes however it does get very severe where I can hardly function. I have been to so many doctors and neurologists, no one has an answer. All tests that have been done are normal. The only thing that showed on my MRI of the brain was some kind of cyst, I think arachniod, but they said they are not concerned about it. The MRI of my neck showed a bulging disk. Other than that there was nothing out of the normal.
Then in November of 2008 I had a horrible headache and went to the doctor, they did another spinal tap and again I had viral meningitis. I was told to stay out of work for a week and rest. I again went for more testing and all tests came back normal. My doctor thought I might have MS due to the weakness and tingling of the left leg and arm. I now also have vision problems with my left eye, it is always blurry. Went to an eye doctor and they don't know why my eye is like that and it is not fixable with glasses. I am a 27 year old female and I am a single mom with 2 kids. I can not afford to miss work, so I usually just suffer through the pain and go to work. My regular doctor will not even see me for these symptoms becuase he can't help me, every time I call for an appointment he wants me to go to the ER and get a spinal tap and be admitted. I don't know what else to do, if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks for taking the time to try and help me!