I'm 35 and had viral meningitis and encephalitis when I was 18 years old. I was in a coma for a couple of weeks, had to learn how to walk again and control motor skills. The doctors never found out what virus caused my illness, in fact my blood was sent to the CDC. The Encephalitis attacked my brain stem, and my hormones were out of control as well....I lactated, had my period for two months, followed by no period for three months.....I had pretty severe depression, as having a near death experience can cause some heavy emotion....The thing is, I feel like my body has been out of balance ever since. I've been to all kinds of specialists...I've heard everything from fibromyalgia to it's all in your head(and well, maybe it literally is) I've had weird aches and pains, sometimes I get spacey, headaches, raynauds syndrome, asthma...the list goes on, and I was a healthy person before I had encephalitis. The only time I felt good, was when I was pregnant...of course, I have endometriosis as well, which could be the reason, but I can't help but think that maybe the Encephalitis damaged me in ways I don't understand.... Anybody out there feel just as lost?
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