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wtf is wrong with me?

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MikeLitoris Sun 24-Feb-13 19:44:31

Late friday night I started to get a head ache. Started at the back of my head. Really heavy pounding head. Went to bed about 11 and by then I was a bit achey all over.

Woke up yesterday with sore throat (no tonsils if that makes a diff) and same head ache. As the day went on my neck and back got stiffer until I could hardly move upper body. I was thinking start of flu maybe?

Woke up today much the same, al my joints in uper body are extremely stiff, cannot move my neck at all. My head spins everytime I move. It feels like my brain is too big for my head iygwim.

Even blinking makes me feel spaced out. I cant lift my arms and my lower back is agony. Legs aand feet feel fine.

No other cold/flu symtoms. Painkillers not touching my head and I take amitriptilyne (sp) which I thought may help joint/muscle pain but isnt.

Any ideas?

Sorry for spelling mistakes, even typing this is making my head spin.

lucjam Sun 24-Feb-13 19:53:11

OK if I'm honest and it was one of my kids I might suspect meningitis, sorry I'm sure that's not what you want to hear. It because a really bad head and stiff neck for me rings alarm bells. What do the people around you think?

MikeLitoris Sun 24-Feb-13 19:56:17

Im on my own with dc who think its kind of funny that I walk like a zombie.

My mum phoned and asked if I had a rash but I dont and I dont feel sick.

I may phone ooh just to be on safe side.

landofsoapandglory Sun 24-Feb-13 19:56:20

At the start of your post I was thinking it was the flu bug I had the other week, but the fact you can't move your neck rings alarm bells for me too.

Ring the OOHs or go to A&E tonight, please. It is better to be safe than sorry.

lucjam Sun 24-Feb-13 19:56:51

www.meningococcal.org/symptoms.html

Symptoms here. Hope its not and is just some horrible virus but couldn't just say nothing.

lucjam Sun 24-Feb-13 19:58:53

OK so I'm not alone in my thoughts, please go to a and e tonight. Let us know how you get on. Big un-mn hugs.

lucjam Sun 24-Feb-13 20:00:43

Plus, sorry to go on but a rash is often the very last symptom because it signifies that things are progressing to blood poisoning.

Pagwatch Sun 24-Feb-13 20:03:31

Mike
I don't know but honestly - call for help. You shoudn't be feeling so unwell that you can't tpe without feeling sick and dizzy.
Get your mum or call out of hours Dr or get to A&E

Pozzled Sun 24-Feb-13 20:03:45

Yes, I thought the same as previous posters, please do get checked out asap. Can someone come and stay with the DCs?

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 24-Feb-13 20:05:31

I had similar symptoms a few years ago - I ended up being admitted with suspected meningitis (after a while, the pain got so severe I started vomiting). I was in for 5 days in the end and diagnosed with a virus but I'm glad I went. I would seriously suggest you seek medical attention, just to be on the safe side. Is there anyone who can watch your DC?

Trazzletoes Sun 24-Feb-13 20:05:53

Stiff joints and painkillers not working are worrying signs.

I'd go to a&e. I hope it's nothing though.

MikeLitoris Sun 24-Feb-13 20:13:00

Thank you all.

Waiting for call bsck fron ooh.

It feels like my head is too heavy for neck. I will feel mighty silly if this just apulled muscle grin

lucjam Sun 24-Feb-13 20:16:14

Glad you called you have done the right thing pulled muscle or no pulled muscle!! Take care.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 24-Feb-13 20:18:43

You are doing the right thing by seeking advice but FWIW I had exactly the same symptoms last time I had flu.
Flu shouldn't be underestimated, it can knock you out for days.

Pozzled Sun 24-Feb-13 20:20:04

I hope it does turn out to be nothing!

Do you have a plan for what happens if they send you to A&E? Do you have friends or family nearby?

MikeLitoris Sun 24-Feb-13 20:23:16

Yes pil live next door so van ask them and dp will be home soon.

Thanks again all. Nice to get support rather than sniggers from the dc grin

Pagwatch Sun 24-Feb-13 20:26:06

There is nothing better than feeling silly after a fright.
I had heart checks when pregnant after sudden chest pain. I had pulled a muscle. Dh tells everyone I went to hospital with a broken bossom.

Feel better Mike x

MikeLitoris Sun 24-Feb-13 20:27:16

Ooh paggy please dont make me giggle. It hurts sad

Hope you feel better soon.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 24-Feb-13 20:30:54

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landofsoapandglory Sun 24-Feb-13 20:50:18

I went to hospital with sudden chest pain once, too Pagwatch. It turned out I had pulled a muscle doing CPR at a first aid course the day before. I had never felt such relief at feeling so daft!

Hope you feel better soon Mike.xx

MikeLitoris Sun 24-Feb-13 20:51:55

Still waiting for call back hmm

I feel much better if I lay perfectly still with lots of pillows under my neck.

I assume anything really nasty wouldn't be like this?

cardamomginger Sun 24-Feb-13 20:55:55

Another one here who's worried about you. Please chase OOH if they haven't got back to you soon. TBH I'd be thinking about A&E.

MikeLitoris Sun 24-Feb-13 20:57:35

They have until 9.05. That will be an hour. Then i will call them back myself.

Possiblyoutedled Sun 24-Feb-13 21:00:02

Yes you are doing the right thing. I had those symptoms was t meningitis but was viral encephalitis.

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