I Have Tuberculosis

A Tuberculosis anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Tuberculosis. You're not alone. 90 People


    to be continued....... lol I seriously got the stupid disease but will write my story a bit later. ok here's the story...... so I had this cough for over a year and something but never thought anything of it, I would drink all kinds of cough syrups, was even told by the doctors...
    luvdrunk luvdrunk
    26-30, F
    24 Responses Nov 4, 2010

    Tb Isolation And Time Struggle

    I am so glad that i have found this forum. I have read several stories. So, thank you all for sharing with each other. In same context, i want to share with you my new experiences with Tuberculosis. One week ago, I was doing some sport exercises, running around Haneda Airport in...
    thingsfallaparts thingsfallaparts
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2012

    My Ups And Downs With Tbc

    Hi everyone ! I'm also one of those "lucky" men, who must deal with the diagnose - TB. I suffered from fatigue, night - sweating, weight loss and cough for a month. I tried almost every syrup, that exists, but none helped. After RTG and CT my dr. estimated the diagnose. From 25...
    whippetine whippetine
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2012

    I Have It In My Skin

    Hi Everyone, On 05 Dec 2012 i was diagnosed with lower leg skin tb. For months i have been trying to figure out with had caused this ulcers on my legs and the doctors just gave me anti-biotics and anti-inflamatry. It worked for the period i was on it and then just started all...
    tracili tracili
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2013

    I don't know what to do now.

    . I was diagnosed with PTB last july and up until now I am taking Fixcom 3 (fixcom 4 for 2 months) but then.. I am very sad because my mom got infected also and it is making me depressed rigjt now because her PTB is a bit active that she is having all the synptoms.. my PTB is...
    Scared2234 Scared2234
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    Me Too

    Yes, unfortunately, I too have this dreaded disease. It is in my cervical (neck) lymph nodes. I was diagnosed in August 2012. My doctor thinks the TB attacked my adrenal glands as well and is testing for adrenal insufficiency called Addison's Disease tomorrow: I have all the...
    caronjoy caronjoy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2012

    Hello everyone! I was diagnosed with TB

    when I was 15. I was a sophomore in High School. I remember I had symptoms like night sweats, chills, weight loss, and I felt pain in my back. I went in for a checkup and so they did a TB test. It turned out positive so they sent me to do a chest x-ray and there lies a mass...
    thewillowtreegirl thewillowtreegirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    I have been diagnosed to have lymph nodes TB in

    the chest. I don't have any cough or swelling in neck. It all started few months ago when I started to eat less I felt kinda not hungry. I lost about 6kg over few months my shirts became loose. I started to have night sweats lately with chest pain. I had X-ray blood tests, CT...
    lazybean82 lazybean82
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2014

    Just Been Diagnosed.....

    Hi there, I just got diagnosed TB on my neck. Its been about week and a half since i started taking meds. Somehow I'm getting joint pains and my lymph node is now larger than before. Its size little bit bigger than golf ball, and i like to know how long will take before i start...
    getmecured getmecured
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2013

    Enlarged Lymph Glands In Groin

    Hi All, I am so worried right now. I noticed my lymph nodes in my gorin growing since last tuesday. So I went to the doctor today thinking she'll do the Ultrasound instead she said it was my lymph nodes. She asked me several questions whether I'm injured, or sexually active...
    uselessme uselessme
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2013


    hi guys can anybody help me.Im taking anti TB med for 4 months but Im experience chest pain.anybody knows about this please help.my xray seen upper lobe PTB.
    acesuem41 acesuem41
    5 Responses Feb 22, 2013

    I Have Lymph Nodes Tb

    Hello everybody, I am an italian girl, and last week -after 2 months- I have been finally diagnosed TB at lymph nodes in my neck. I was scared at the very beginning; 3 weeks ago some doctors talked about the possibility that my neck pain was TB and I cried in front of them as I...
    KaraMala KaraMala
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2011

    MDR TB

    i am 34. married late.. due to education, career etc. married for last 3 years. wanted to have a baby just after my marriage. but my husband had his dreams to follow. wasn't ready for a baby then. my husband and i are very good friends and know each other for more than 5 years...
    nomoree nomoree
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2013

    i found out recently

    that i got TB , i am not sure whether i am getting the right treatment for it , but still ill make sure it does not affect my regular day to day life , cause i have no room for extra self maintenance and stuff .
    darkdeziya darkdeziya
    22-25, M
    Dec 12, 2015

    Smoking After Tb

    Hello, So I've been searching the internet for an answer to my question, but all the pages I visit seem to be related to the risks of getting TB because of smoking. I already have had TB 8 months ago. It was in the lower right lung, a part which is apparently rarely afflicted by...
    captainman captainman
    Jan 29, 2012

    Diagnosed In July 2010

    So far I have been in quarantine for 8 weeks. This is the most horrible, lonely disease. After I was diagnosed with active TB and started on my meds, a few days later one of them injured my liver. I was taken off my meds for a week so my liver could have a chance to get healthy...
    charity3 charity3
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 26, 2010

    Germacidal Inhalers

    Has anyone here tried using germacidal inhalers or know of anyone who has used germacidal inhalers for active TB? I haven't been tested for TB since the 60's since they stopped requiring that for everyone in the USA. I don't have any symptoms of active TB as far as I know...
    TBornotTB TBornotTB
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2012

    Hi everyone, I'm 20 college girl student.

    I've just diagnosed that I have TB and now I'm in medication since October last year. But I'm so afraid and so shy to tell the truth to everyone only my family in my home know about this. I'm so active in many organisation and so many friend. I just can't tell them about my...
    imegw imegw
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    actually my 7 month old nephew has it.

    . and i am really worried about him. i couldn't even work properly since i constantly think about him. i dont want to lose him..i love him so much.. i am willing to give my own life for him . please tell me if you know something that could help.
    rochelB rochelB
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2014

    Do You Ever Get Worried That....?

    it might coming back? Cuz I do... every minute every day. I need a serious help. urgh. I hate this feeling tho.
    uselessme uselessme
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 16, 2012

    My Battle With Tuberculosis

    I am Filipina and just migrated in United States in March of 2010. I had persistent cough after 3 months of my stay in U.S. I was initially diagnosed for bronchitis, and was gave prednisone by my doctor and luckily the cough went away. Unfortunately persistent cough came back...
    happylife15 happylife15
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jun 2, 2013

    My 2 1/2-Month-Old Son Begins Treatment Tonight.

    My mother-in-law has just been hospitalized for tuberculosis and they want to begin our newborn on the treatment as a precaution as he has spent plenty of time around coughing MIL. We're scared to death of this treatment (Rifampin and Isoniazide) and have been looking for...
    jdwillas jdwillas
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2013

    I will fight this! I can fight this!

    I will be healthy once again with god beside me and my family and my beloved husband. I will.
    Miles2188 Miles2188
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    From Russia With TB

    Hi, guys. I’d like to share my infernal experience that is tuberculosis. My name is Tanya. I’m 22. I’m from Russia. One sunny October day of 2011 I was on my way from the University. I decided to pop into the hospital to take my X-ray results (while you are at the...
    shamrock1991 shamrock1991
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Aug 19, 2013

    It Is a Horrible Experience!

    its like u r in jail but its a hospital they keep u in and people treat u like a alien...i could rarely see my family or friends until i couldnt pass it on anymore...they took my blood everytime they looked at me i swear!  my lungs r torn...i dont even know where i got...
    multimia multimia
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 27, 2008

    I'm Scared All The Time And I Don't Know What To Do Anymore?

    I was diagnosed back in 2007. I had to undergo the treatment for about a year (12 months). I live with my Mom and my dad died in 2003 because of Cancer and I don't have that many friends. I spent all my time on the net or watching TV. I quit my job before I was diagnosed and...
    uselessme uselessme
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

    My experience with Lymph Node Tuberculosis

    It all  started when I noticed a hard, painless swelling on the neck near the left collar bone in August, 2011. It was gradually increasing in size. I was really scared because  hard, painless swelling in that area is a typical symptom of some cancer in the body ,usually...
    everpers everpers
    13 Responses Apr 20, 2012

    Facing It

    The doctor informed me yesterday,and i never thought it would end like this. . .right now i feel so frustrated, im too young to die,seeing those x ray films sent chills into my body. . .i was afraid  of facing it. . . i had my times when i spit blood, i thought i only had...
    jeyce jeyce
    16-17, M
    7 Responses Aug 17, 2011

    Tb At 22

    Hello everyone, I came across this website because I was diagnosed with active TB yesterday. I was looking for a support group because I feel so lonely and sad. I was really hoping to have the latent TB so that I wouldn't be contagious and could return to college. I have to miss...
    gzkitty89 gzkitty89
    6 Responses Mar 15, 2012

    attached is a picture of my xray.

    i am worried i gave my daughter her primary complex. does this xray indicate TB? 
    kumagski kumagski
    1 Response Oct 1, 2014

    I Have Tuberculosis

    Hello evreyone, im a Student living in Germany since 3 years, i was married but after a lot of problems i was separeted from my man, that was in June 2013, in August i started to cough, it was sometimes accopmagned with a little bit fever, it has lasts for a 2 weeks , i went to...
    khannover khannover
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

    Didnt Expect This

    When getting routine blood work to clear me to use Enbrel for rheumatoid autoimmune disease my results came back positive for TB. As a healthcare worker I routinely have PPD skin test for TB. They have always been negative so imagine my shock when my blood test was positive...
    suckle4me suckle4me
    46-50, F
    Nov 28, 2013

    I Wanted To Share This With You

    here are some photos i took while i stayed at the hospital recovering... these were my roomies. they made me smile and laugh everyday. they are both homeless and havent got family .... i dont know whats become of them now since we have all left .... but i hope they are doing...
    luvdrunk luvdrunk
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Apr 1, 2012

    first off, i am new around here

    so hello all! i got to know about this app when i was searching the internet for personal experiences and stories about having tuberculosis. just yesterday i was diagnosed with pulmonary tb. i was honestly more upset at first because of all the times i had to have any kind of...
    asdfghjkl26 asdfghjkl26
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015

    What's Life While Recovering/ After Tb?

    i just found out i have TB. im very active physically due to the nature of my work. will i deteriorate continuously or will i recover and still be able to to what i used to?  please share your experiences. thanks all.
    whatsafter whatsafter
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2011

    Wedding Disaster....TB

    i was do happy ,i was going to get married.my partner lives in other country.we applied for a visa,i fulfilled all the formalities like medical. but my life changed when the x-ray showed signs of TB.i never had problem.but dunn know what went wrong.it was so heartbreaking.i met a...
    muskaan06 muskaan06
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    i have tb and i'm shy about it.

    i dont't even tell my friends and some of my families. only my mother knows it but i refuses to hear it from others in our family. i never admit it although it's really obvious. im so thin!!. i can't afford the medication and i can't find a job because of this f*ckin health...
    Nayashley Nayashley
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    Hello people! I wanna share my story of how I

    got this kind of disease. 4 years ago, my sister was positive in TB and she'd gone for 6mos treatment and she's okay after that. last year, month of June, I was required by our office to take urine test, blood test and x-ray as part of medical requirements for a new faculty...
    indie24 indie24
    22-25, F
    May 26, 2015

    Tb For A Younge Teenage Lad

    So i was admitted to hospital on May 23rd 2012 and have been in since the day i'm writing this (4th September 2012). It all started at the beginning of the school year. I had noticed with in myself i was a lot less fitter then I had been, for example i could'nt even do warm ups...
    gungrave786 gungrave786
    13-15, M
    4 Responses Sep 4, 2012


    The first symptom that I got was pain in my left leg. I know... Not something you'd normally attribute to TB. To be totally honest I had no idea what the disease was and what it did at that point. It got really strange after that. The pain moved to my right leg. A few weeks later...
    oneed oneed
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

    Oh Goody, Now This.............

    I received the news from the Dr about a month ago that I have Tuberculosis. I have been sick for over a year and a half now. 9 Dr's, and almost 1 million dollars spent on every conceivable type of test known to man. (thank god for insurance) Thefirst impact of the disease was...
    searchingforknowledge searchingforknowledge
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 15, 2013
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