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My momma says I had spinal meningitis. She said that I had it so long that it ha d long term effects on me like being slow and forgetting a lot of stuff and a few other things . Is that possible

By Anonymous June 20, 2017 - 12:41pm
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My mom told me I had it too after being born breach and 3 months early @ 2 Lbs 10oz, I contracted Spinal Meningitis when they moved me from the nursery to a room with a sick baby. I now have spinal stenosis, hearing loss, and a mess of disabilities I cope with everyday! I wonder what all is related to my beginnings as far as anxiety depression add/adhd short attention span and forgetting things.... I have mobility issues, and some of the neurological issues are worsening with age! Is it normal to get head aches and temple pain as severe as migraines and has e pain stay around worsening for over a month with pain being beyond 10? Now 3 antibiotics and tubes and several teardrop treatments later, my ears aren't any better... I have constant ringing and pulsating in my ears, and I'm struggling to keep my peace!

October 22, 2017 - 8:37pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord.

Meningitis complications can be severe. The longer the disease progresses without treatment, the greater the risk of seizures and permanent neurological damage, including:

Hearing loss
Memory difficulty
Learning disabilities
Brain damage
Gait problems
Kidney failure


June 20, 2017 - 3:55pm
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