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How long does it take to recover from bacterial Menangitis

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How long does it take to recover from bacterial Menangitis I am 68 I left hospital 5 weeks ago have recovered very well ,but it still have periods of complete exhaustion
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

First of all, it is great to hear you have recovered well from bacterial maningitis.

Dr Basu :

This is a serious infection and can cause fatigue episodes intermittently for long time.

Dr Basu :

However, your symptoms will become less apparent oveer time like 3 to 6 months.

Dr Basu :

There are also other possibilities of your exhaustion.

Dr Basu :

Hypothyroidism or low thyorid hormone state is one common reason.

Dr Basu :

Hence, serm TSH and free T4 level should be checked.

Dr Basu :

Vitamin B12 deficiency, Iron deficiency, and vitamin D deficiency also should be ruled out.

Dr Basu :

Adrenal gland insufficiency is another cause of exhaustion.

Dr Basu :

Serum cortisol and ACTH level should be checked in the morning.

Dr Basu :

Please consider taking vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily in the morning along with vitamin D3 1000 IU daily.

Dr Basu :

And please get checked for thyroid and adrenal gland problem.

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Please reply with further questions.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr Basu : Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr Basu : First of all, it is great to hear you have recovered well from bacterial maningitis.
Dr Basu : This is a serious infection and can cause fatigue episodes intermittently for long time.
Dr Basu : However, your symptoms will become less apparent oveer time like 3 to 6 months.
Dr Basu : There are also other possibilities of your exhaustion.
Dr Basu : Hypothyroidism or low thyorid hormone state is one common reason.
Dr Basu : Hence, serm TSH and free T4 level should be checked.
Dr Basu : Vitamin B12 deficiency, Iron deficiency, and vitamin D deficiency also should be ruled out.
Dr Basu : Adrenal gland insufficiency is another cause of exhaustion.
Dr Basu : Serum cortisol and ACTH level should be checked in the morning.
Dr Basu : Please consider taking vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily in the morning along with vitamin D3 1000 IU daily.
Dr Basu : And please get checked for thyroid and adrenal gland problem.
Dr Basu : Please reply with further questions.
It was my pleasure to help you today.
I am Dr Basu experienced in Metabolic Diseases.
If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.
Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!
This is the link to my profile:
http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/