Sounds exactly like what I went through some years ago. I was in my early 30's, good health, and caught something I couldn't shake for three months. Delirium, fever, hallucinations, flu aches, drowning in congestion, on and off for months. When it finally wrapped up, my doctor concluded I'd had encephalitis after a real bad flu, but that's just a guess.
The good news is, you'll be immune to everything for like 15 years afterwards. :) (Seriously, not so much as a sniffle did I have for the next 15 yrs.)
What’s awful is just trying to function daily because you think it’s just a bad cold or it’s almost gone etc. And then there’s people saying-”you’re STILL sick?? Did you get a flu shot??” Like I got this on purpose and a flu shot is not a cure-all.
Have only been out of my mind when I had the really high fever-didn’t know what I was doing. But the weirdest thing was having the stomach thing as a part of it. You’ve GOT to be kidding me!!...that’s just not right!
I had encephalitis as a child w/scarlet fever...not fun AT ALL. Maybe that’s why I never did drugs; did enough hallucinating when I was 5-I’m all set with that!
Glad you’re feeling better, fellow Freeper!
My theory is people contract a lot more “deadly” disease than they’ll ever know. It’s just that they have the proper genetic makeup to survive it. We only hear encephalitis deaths. It probably strikes a large portion of the population but most survive. I was probably close to death in college one time when I got something and was deathly ill for a month. Like you say, eventually it wrapped up and I went on with my life.