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Terry, Nurse, RN, BSN
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chronic headaches, nausea for approx 10 weeks. Have

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chronic headaches, nausea for approx 10 weeks. Have been diagnosed with viral encephelitis and advised to have bed rest and keep head still. did lessen after a 7 days in bed but due to work commitments I got up again and had a relapse approx 10 days later that also presented bad memory loss and some disorientation. Have now had 2.5 weeks in bed and have been advised to get up for an hour or so and then back to bed. Headaches still manifesting daily. Do you think this has been the correct diagnosis and how long will it take me to get over it.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Terry replied 8 years ago.


You should be under care of a neurologist at this time. Encephalitis is a swelling of the brain where the swelling actually causes pressure against the skull. There are different causes, oftentimes viral but can be bacterial.

What tests has the doctor done and what did he find thus far, to make the diagnosis of encephalitis?

Are you having any other symptoms such as stiff neck, lethargy or feeling confused.

When you say relapse, I think you are referring to the headaches and nausea.

I can't determine that this is the correct diagnosis based on your symptoms but I think you need medical attention right away. This has been lingering for too long and you are not getting better and do not seem to be on any medication or treatment besides bedrest.

Call the local hospital and ask for a physician rederral to a neurologist who is highly ranked at the hospital. Make an appointment as soon as possible.

I hope all will be well with you!


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