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Loss of memory and pain in the head after having viral infection of the brain. Fibromyalgia diagnosed. Need help

I'm a 40 year old woman, two years ago I had some form of virus, similar to meningitis, I never had a lumber puncture. After 10 days in isolation at hospital I came home a 'different' person, I had lost some memory and felt no emotional ties to my loved ones. I am also finding my cognitive behaviour, memory and physical health have all declined - I have also had a continuous head pain. After several tests MRI, CT etc it has beem decided I have Fibromyalgia through elimination. In the last three months I have lost 3 stone. I feel cheated, I used to be fit, strong, a sponge for learning .... Now I physically hurt all over, and am in constant pain. All this is hampered by having a ruptured disc in my lower spine, which causes numbness and occasional incontinence
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to HCM

A lot of viral infections result in post viral infection complications like apathy, loss of pleasure, poor sociality, memory problems etc. The symptoms are also associated with sadness of mood and lethargy. You have also complaints of ruptured disc and it is causing pain and distress which is further potentiating the problem. For these symptoms I will advise you to please visit a good psychiatrist for expert opinion.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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