If a 6 days SEVERE head and neck ache was caused by meningitis, wouldn't other symptoms have occurred by now?

Head & neck pain. severe head & neck pain alone without other symptoms of meningitis is very unlikely to be meningitis. You can't ignore these symptoms, something wrong is going on, You must see your doctor or a neurologist or go to ER ASAP. Feel better.

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Don't feel ill, no fever but have WORST headache and neck ache ever had. I do have IIH. Treated for tonsillitis and infected nose piercing. Meningitis?

Meningitis symptoms. Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The signs/symptoms of meningitis include sudden high fever, severe headache +/- nausea/vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion/difficulty concentrating, light sensitivity, sleepiness or difficulty waking up, and/or loss of appetite. There are MANY causes for head/neck aches. Go to your doc or ER if sx's persist. Read more...

Would meningitis present with SEVERE headache and neck ache worsening for 6 days, no other symptoms though?

Possible, not likely. These symptoms would be more typical for meningitis if a fever was also present. Meningitis is not so likely without a fever, especially in a younger person. For someone with immune system suppression, a fever may not occur. Read more...

Is it possible to have meningitis with 5 days of SEVERE headache and neck ache, but no other symptoms? No fever, nothing.

Not likely. Meningitis can be caused by variety of infectious organisms, especially viruses, but also, bacteria, and fungi. I have almost invariably seen fairly high fevers, significant malaise, nausea, vomiting, confusion, other than immunologically suppressed patients, who early on, seem rather mild. In your case, I seriously doubt you had meningitis, and wonder wonder about migraine. Read more...

I don't know whether my worse than ever headache and neck ache for 6 days is my Pseudotumour cerebri or meningitis?! I have no other SX. Just PAIN!

What to do. A worse version of a headache is often just a worse version of what we have had before. Other symptoms or ineffective treatment of an old headache lead us to suspect a new cause though, and if you are really suffering, it is a good idea to get a face to face visit with a medical provider. They can help evaluate this - that is best. Read more...

Dull headache and neck ache. Could it be meningitis?

Yes. It could also mean neck spasm, pinched nerve and many other benign things. Don't work yourself up over meningitis, but do seek medical attention for a definitive diagnosis. Read more...

I've had a headache and neck ache for over a month? Could this be bacterial or viral meningitis?

Headache. Neither, its been too long to be either one. See your doctor about getting xrays of your cervical spine. Read more...
Meningitis. Headache, neck ache going on for more than a month is highly unlikely to be meningitis, which is generally is more acute/has a much more rapid course. YOur problem may be muscular, perhaps you have a cervical spine problem. If ongoing, get it checked. A short trial of an anti-inflammatory may be helpful, too. Read more...
Probably not. Bacterial meningitis moves much quicker and makes you very sick so it wouldn't be lingering around for a month. Viral meningitis causes headaches and neck pain but usually with fever and will resolve before 1 month. I would see your doctor for thorough exam and then consider seeing your chiropractor to help with the neck pain and headaches. Read more...

Temp 37, severe NEW head/neck pain for 6 days, no other symptoms. Don't feel unwell in myself. Have Pseudotumour cerebri. Could this be meningitis?

Probably not meningi. This is probably not meningitis, although it could be theoretically. It could also be influenza for example. Or something similar to meningitis. The best way to determine if meningitis is present is to look at the cerebrospinal fluid. Although you may not need this test, if you were ill this should be considered. If you are otherwise alright, perhaps a check in to your local medical is good. Read more...
Unlikely. Less likely meningitis, unless atypical form. Would be more likely, obviously, if there is a shunt in place. Any new severe headache should be evaluated sooner than later. Read more...