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Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Umbrex » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:08 am

Cornbread714 wrote:
Umbrex wrote:go get another spinal tap done, it's the only way.


Please refrain from giving this kind of advice on the forum.

Not only is it against the rules - NO responsible medical specialist would EVER say something like that online, or anywhere else, without recommending an examination and/or tests first.

I think if you will consider for a minute, you will get my point.


I know you mean well, and I know that you have a fair amount of "medical" knowledge - I've learned things from your posts.



Poooooot, I wouldn't listen to ANYONE'S advice here, other than possible non-invasive, holistic remedies, and even then, take everything with a big grain of salt and a lot of caution.


the test is performed on the cerebro spinal fluid from the spinal tap and the only way to extract fluid from the meninges. thats how you confirm meningitis.

mostly, its an uncomplicated procedure

Although the spinal tap can sometimes be uncomfortable, it is generally not very painful. The main complications of the procedure are headache, which occasionally occurs, and infection, which is extremely rare.


noted though

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Poooooot » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:56 pm

Thanks for the info, guys. I will never get another spinal tap done unless I am direly ill. That was one of the worst experiences of my life. :peep:

Regarding bloodwork, I don't know exactly what tests they ran, but I had multiple tests done during and for a year after the meningitis. Everything came back normal. And my regular doctor does bloodwork on me every year at my annual check ups. Nothing out of the ordinary yet...



The loopiness from my pain pill this morning has finally wore off, thank god. I really hate those things. :censored:

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Cornbread714 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:21 pm

Umbrex wrote:go get another spinal tap done, it's the only way.


Please refrain from giving this kind of advice on the forum.

Not only is it against the rules - NO responsible medical specialist would EVER say something like that online, or anywhere else, without recommending an examination and/or tests first.

I think if you will consider for a minute, you will get my point.


I know you mean well, and I know that you have a fair amount of "medical" knowledge - I've learned things from your posts.



Poooooot, I wouldn't listen to ANYONE'S advice here, other than possible non-invasive, holistic remedies, and even then, take everything with a big grain of salt and a lot of caution.

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Constabul » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:58 pm

Likely what you are experiencing is migraines. Having had (you) meningitis, is certainly a good reason to stay on top of it, but other symptoms that include headache with sudden severe pain could be hemorrhagic stroke. They(headaches) are vary subjective, so they are hard to categorize.
The most common types of headache are tension, sinus, and migraine.

Can't speak a whole lot on meningitis, other then 3 types, signs, and symptoms.

Migraines tho, without seeing you, or knowing you, would be my first assumption by your description as a EMT.
Which would still include a check up/visit with a medical doctor. You may need to visit a specialist or just another Doc if possible.

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Umbrex » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:43 pm

btw, what bloodwork have you had done?

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Umbrex » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:09 pm

go get another spinal tap done, it's the only way. and please dont blame the doctor for your fucked up back. CSF's arent easy to obtain in the first place.

the meninges is a closed system, so say the sinus infection was probably causal (like a toooth infection can migrate to your sinusoids) but that doesnt matter.

maybe you're immunosupressed, did they do other viral tests?

Chronic meningitis is often a problem for people who are immunocompromised, such as those with AIDS, cancer, Lyme disease, syphilis, cytomegalovirus infection, or those who have used prednisone for a long period of time.


Human cytomegalovirus is a species of virus that belongs to the viral family known as Herpesviridae or herpesviruses. It is typically abbreviated as HCMV and is alternatively known as Human herpesvirus 5 (HHV-5).[2] Within Herpesviridae, HCMV belongs to the Betaherpesvirinae subfamily, which also includes cytomegaloviruses from other mammals.[3]

Although they may be found throughout the body, HCMV infections are frequently associated with the salivary glands.[3] HCMV infection is typically unnoticed in healthy people, but can be life-threatening for the immunocompromised, such as HIV-infected persons, organ transplant recipients, or new born infants.[2] It can cause hydrops fetalis in infants. After infection, HCMV has an ability to remain latent within the body over long periods. CMV persists in the host because the viral genome encodes multiple proteins that interfere with MHC class I presentation of viral antigens. One viral protein blocks translocation of peptides into the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum, while two other viral proteins cause degradation of MHC class I proteins before they reach the cell surface.[4] Hence, diagnosis is done histologically by looking for inclusion bodies in salivary glands. A prevention by hygienic measures is included in information given to pregnant women.[5]


imo you either reached a weird equilibrium, or you have a reoccuring condition from damaged meninges tissues which may or may not subside over time.

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Seriouscitizen » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:36 pm

I hope you get well soon Poooooot it sounds like a hell.
:hugging:

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Poooooot » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:53 pm

Arella wrote:Yes. An ex partner landed on her toes on a trampoline and has had to have acupuncture weekly after that as she now has uncontrollable spasms and it used to work for her..i am in england so cant recommend a specialist for you unfortunately.

hmm... that's kinda weird. lol. Sorry. Spasms from landing on her toes? But the acupuncture worked, so that's good :flop:

I took a pain pill after writing the original post because the headaches were making it hard for me to see out of my right eye, and it just kicked in and now I'm tired and feeling a little loopy, so please forgive any misspellings or nonsensical postings I may make. I hate this feeling, but at least my head feels better for the time being. :|

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Arella » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:48 pm

Yes. An ex partner landed on her toes on a trampoline and has had to have acupuncture weekly after that as she now has uncontrollable spasms and it used to work for her..i am in england so cant recommend a specialist for you unfortunately.

Re: Meningitis Headaches

Post by Poooooot » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:44 pm

Arella wrote:Happy positive thoughts you know...you may think "how can i be positive at the moment" but id say again what have you to lose.

Sorry if what i say sounds ridiculous but i am trying to help seriously.

It doesn't sound ridiculous at all. Positive thinking has changed my whole life around.

It's sad how many years I spent hating myself over things that either don't matter or that I cannot control.

I could go on and on about how deep breathing, meditating, and positive thinking have cured me of so many ailments, but I don't think anyone really cares. haha. But it does help, and it does work. At least for emotional issues. I've never really tried it for physical ailments... :think:

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