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I was diagnosed with what they thought was viral meningitis about a week and a half ago. I spent three nights in the hospital on antibiotics and I am still having weakness and pain in my arms and legs is that normal? Or should I be concerned about something else going on?
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how did they diagnose it?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
They took a spinal tap. The csf mononuclear wbc was 80%. The csf neutrophils was 20%. The csf WBC was 1.3

It sounds more likely viral meningitis

is this what they told you?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Yeah they said they thought it was viral menengitis
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I just didn't know if the symptoms I am having a week after being released from the hospital is normal

OK.

Yes your symptoms are pretty consistent

Are they getting any worse?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I feel like the pain and weekness might be a little worse but I also have returned to work so maybe just overdoing it?

Ok

I would try to get a couple days off

is this possible?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
How long does it generally take for the meningitis to be be gone from your system?

the symptoms might take a week or two

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
My legs are now a little tingly as well. Is that normal?

No this is not normal

this means it is progressive

I would see a doctor today

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