I think I have Mollaret's Meningitis, which is a rare complication from HSV 1 or 2. I will let you know if/when I get a diagnosis. But I just want to talk to somebody else about it. I'm not sure if it's the same thing as HerpesViral Meningitis, but I would like to discuss that with somebody as well. Has anybody ever heard of this and I can't stop thinking, HSV, fine I can handle that but Meningitis caused by HSV? why do I have this rare thing and how much money do you think a Lumbar Puncture costs? Thats' the test that may show that I have Mollaret's but it doesn't always show up, so that's not so great either... I'd feel better if I could just talk to anyone that would just say anything constructive. I feel hopeless and have severe stiff neck and head ache! AHhhhh! I went to the Emergency Room today and the doctor made me cry, he was so mean, possibly the meanest person that I've ever met! he didn't even think there was a such thing as HerpesViral Meningitis. or that if I had meningitis I would look different than I did, (appear to be in more pain, perhaps) which is not true! and I was clearly in pain and all of my muscles were going stiff as my symptoms "flared" just like any outbreak flares. he said that I am too tense, which I believe is caused by Meningitis he prescribed me muscle relaxers that aren't helping with anything but the muscle pain (and only slightly) I can't describe how bad all of my symptoms are. Let's just say that there is NO WAY that I could have a job right now. So I'm suffering in so many ways, not just physically but financially. I'm in so much pain and I'm feeling hopeless! so let's talk about this horrible Mollaret's Meningitis, maybe then it will become more known, and I would have received treatment by now.