How serious is having a viral meningitis?

Depends. Generally viral meningitis is mild and self-limiting, but it depends in part on which virus and your underlying immune status. Not a fun illness to have, but usually recover uneventfully.

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Currently admitted to hosp w/viral meningitis; severe head pain not subsiding after 3 days & IV meds. Should I ask docs to do something else?

Inflammation. You probably are still having significant inflammation of the surface of the brain or increased intracranial pressure. You need to be more vocal about your symptoms and make sure that your doctors are doing everything they can to address these two issues. Read more...
Test results? I am going to assume that a lumbar puncture was performed and the spinal fluid examined by a pathologist and perhaps viral culture performed and that you do not have a subarachnoid bleed. Viral meningitis can leave you in considerable pain with only pain meds to manage it for up to two weeks. I'm sorry. Ask whether you might be suffering from mollaret's. Read more...