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This is my first ever post on a forum so hi????????????????????
Hoping someone will be able to relate to me out there, any advice is welcome.
My first bout of cellulitis was during my GCSE year. I was on a film set (my dad is a film director) and one of the paramedics noticed a red line going up my arm, I went to hospital and was given antibiotics.
20 years later- I have had 7 bouts all in the last 9 months, all getting worse and worse. They seem to be either on my feet from a blister or on my hands from a random splinter, a mosquito bite, or a simple graze. One was so sever I needed local anaesthetic to release the poison in the wound.
The last infection, while I was in Ibiza, was severe and symptoms came on very quickly. I was treated and flew home after the holiday feeling tired and washed out from the infection. I then flew to New York and thought it was jet lag, but in hind sight I think I now know why I had no energy to see my friends who live there who I so wanted to see. When I got back to London I couldn't stay awake and 4 days later I fell very very ill. I had a temperature, hideous head ache- vomitting for 2 days and I couldn't move my body it was so sore and stiff.
Two whole weeks later I dragged myself to work - it was fashion week and as I have a critical role in the industry , I couldn't miss it. I pushed myself and 5 days later I was back in bed being sick and unable to move,
Doctors think it's viral meningitis -I'm over the worst but still ache and feel rotten.
Can anyone please shed some light on whether there is a link between cellulitis and this virus I now have. I feel so upset as I'm missing out on so much in my life, it's been 4 weeks and today I was meant to go to Geneva to see my boyfriend and I am unable to travel.
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