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Fatigue and hyper acidity post viral meningitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you
User :   hello
User :   i've been having some problems
Doctor :   Proceed with your Q

User :   one second i nedd some help with my english so i can explain better
Doctor :  
take your time
User :   ill'start by telling you that in August of this year i was admited to the hospital whit a suposed Meningitis
Doctor :   ok

User :   afther all the test including spinal fluid test the results were negative put my
User :   PCR was very hig
User :   and doctor in infective deseases department didn't know what was the problem,
Doctor :  
ok
User :   they did all bacteriological exams and a week later they still didn't knew which bacteria was tro cause the infection
User :   I was discharged with a presumed diagnosis of acute sinusitis
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and a great amount of antibiotics to take
User :   that left me very weak
Doctor :  
ok
User :   A month later I was hospitalized because vomited everything we ate
Doctor :  
Can i ask you few Q
User :   and then there are always weak, I lack the breath, I have headaches and suffer the sudden changes in blood pressure
User :   here i cant find a doctor that can tell me what do i have
User :   can you help me
Doctor :   yes i will help you in this
Doctor :  
i will ask you few Q
User :   ok
Doctor :   you got admitted to hospital with meningitis, what symptoms you had that time
User :   headaches
User :   vomit
User :   fever
User :   like a great flu
User :   my doctor bended my legs wile i was on my bed and i got a really great headache behind my nech, and couldn't move my neck
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
it was a clinical signs and symptoms of neuroinfection
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and a probable diagnosis of meningitis was made
User :   spinal liquid was clear, i have all my test results
Doctor :  
and a work up done to find the causative factor
Doctor :  
can you tell me the spinal fluid analysis report
User :   blod, urin, excrement, spinal
Doctor :  
i wanted spinal report
User :   spinal sais, liquid is color clear rock wather
Doctor :  
about sugar, protein and cells
User :   very few lymphocytes
User :   glucose 54
User :   total proteins 265
User :   clorures 120
User :   pandy NEGATIVE
User :   Nonne apelt negative
User :   cells 0.80
User :   in the admitance to the hospital the P-PCR is 122,7
User :   and when i was dischargedp-pcr is 31
Doctor :   your spinal analysis report shows in favor of viral infection
Doctor :  
its viral meningitis
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so to isolate the virus they have done the p PCR test
Doctor :  
which virus? that name will be in the report of PCR
Doctor :  
can you tell me that
User :   they didn't did it, the p-pcr is in the blod test
Doctor :   PCR is polymerase chain reaction a method to detect the viral antigen in blood or body fluids
Doctor :  
they have performed it on blood sample as you said
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
User :   but it doesn't says wich virus is
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
its difficult to detect which virus many a times
User :   is possible that afther all the antibiotic i still have this virus?
Doctor :   antibiotic is for bacteria
Doctor :  
for virus it is anti viral
User :   since april, when this hapen't to me i have a very fragile health
Doctor :  
and usually there is no effective antiviral drug available for a virus all over the world
User :   i have all this simptoms of weakness, nausea, some times slight headache
Doctor :   i got your problem

Doctor :  
i will explain it to you in detail
User :   ok
Doctor :  
as said there is no effective antiviral available
Doctor :   most of the time it is supportive treatment
Doctor :  
our body immunity will respond to the virys and it will clear the virus from the body
Doctor :  
now you will not have the virus
Doctor :  
and that same virus will not infect you again
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because you have developed permenant immunity to that specific virus which caused the meningitis
Doctor :  
ok
User :   ok
Doctor :  
now your problem is post recovery your weak and feeling letheargic
Doctor :  
when did you got discharged from hospital
User :   more than a month ago
Doctor :   your body just has fought a fight against a viral infection that has affected the most important organ brain

Doctor :  
so lot of energy is spent in the fighting against the virus
Doctor :  
so your body has used up the energy stores available to produce the antibodies aganist the virus
Doctor :  
you were on rest no activity during the disease period
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so you did not feel the tierdtess
User :   and the stomach issues are conneted?
Doctor :  
now you are active and body has lost its energy source
Doctor :  
you feel weak
Doctor :  
what is the stomach issue?
Doctor :  
it is pain, vomiting, gas formation
Doctor :  
right
User :   vomiting
User :   most of all is vomiting,
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
i no that it will happen
Doctor :   when brain is put under tension
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there is more acid produced in stomach
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so you are suffering from hyperacidity
Doctor :  
so only you have this vomiting
User :   some timesw yes, i had to eliminate tomatoes and acid or greasi stuff
Doctor :   so now you are

Doctor :  
post viral meningitis fatigue syndrome
Doctor :  
with hyperacidity
User :   and what can i do to get better?
Doctor :   can you tell me if you are on any medications now?

User :   my family doctor gave me some pills , BEROCCA
User :   but they don't do much
Doctor :  
i will tell you what to do for this fatigue and hyperacidity problem.
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form

Doctor :   berroca is multi vitamin tablet

Doctor :  
now you require lot of protein and vitamins to rebuild the body and energy lost in the infection you suffered earlier
Doctor :   so diet rich in proteins and vitamins

User :   ok
Doctor :  
lot of liquids are required
User :   no problem here in tuscany is really hot so liquinds are my life
Doctor :  
this hot climate will much more delay in recovery
Doctor :  
this is one disadvantage
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of hot climate
Doctor :  
not to worry
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are you vegeterian or non veg
User :   no, i eat everitingh
Doctor :  
good
Doctor :  
can chicken or egg be part of your daily diet every day for a month or so
Doctor :  
one egg or one chicken meal per day will provide you lot of proteins
User :   ok
User :   i eat eggs at least two times a week..
Doctor :  
and vegetables, spinach will provide you the vitamins
Doctor :   and continue this berroca a multivitamin tab for at least for one month after food one tab in the night
Doctor :  
lot of liquids,
User :   ok
Doctor :  
you have this hyper acidity
Doctor :   non drug management of this i will tell
Doctor :   sit straight for 30 minutes after meal. not to go to bed immediately after meals
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let the meals be small and frequent
User :   ok, and for the blood presure, my family doctor gave me some drops
User :   GUNTRON
User :   to take only if i have low blood pression
User :   GUTRON
Doctor :   how will you know that you have low bp
User :   i feel like im going to faint
User :   i'm not old, im 23
Doctor :   you have then orthostatic hypotension

User :   again all this started with the meningitis, becouse before that i was healthy as a fish
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
when you stand from sitting position you have this problem more so when you get up after lying right
User :   yes
User :   yes, i get dizy and cant see anithing
Doctor :   what did doctor advise apart from the tab guntron
User :   nothing, to stay in fresh ambient
Doctor :   you dont get up from lying position suddenly

Doctor :  
you have to turn to one side stay for a while
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than sit, than wait for a while
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than stand
User :   ok
Doctor :  
all this is cos of that viral meningitis
Doctor :  
now about the hyper acidity
Doctor :  
frequent small meals
Doctor :  
not to eat stomach full at one time
User :   i never suffered heat allso becouse i was bon and lived for a ling time in Venezuela, for the food i eat a lot of fruit
User :   is there some fruit that ai have to avoid?
Doctor :   no

Doctor :   so you are done with what to do
User :   ok
Doctor :   so practise this for one month
User :   tank you, for once someone told me sominthng that i can understand...
Doctor :   in three months i believe you should be back to the normal as previous

Doctor :  
thank you
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no, i think is fine.. you were veru helpfull. i will follow everithing
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   ok
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