2. A headache
Another telltale symptom of meningitis is a headache; however, because this symptom is often associated with other, less severe conditions, it is often dismissed as a sign of meningitis. The difference with a meningitis-related headache and a headache that results from other ailments, such as the flu, a cold, or a sinus infection, is that it tends to be severe and ongoing. In the beginning, a meningitis-related headache is usually dull and mild; however, as the infection worsens, the pain will become more severe. Typically, the headache will being with the onset of a fever. The difference between a meningitis-related headache and a headache that is associated with other types of ailments is the type of pain.
Patients who have suffered from this infection report that the headache they experienced is unlike any other headache that they have experienced before. Therefore, if you find that you are suffering from headache pain that you have never experienced and you have also developed other symptoms on this list, seek medical help as soon as possible.