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    Didn't really know who else to talk to apart from my parents as I don't really want to talk about it with any of my friends because there's still stigma attached to TB and I just feel awful. I've had the BCG vaccine but I still got TB and I don't know who I could've gotten it from. Feel sorry sad/scared and angry at whoever gave it to me. I've had to quit my part time job because I'm currently infectious so I'm just going to be at home all day until I start uni again which is going to be soul killing.
    Anyone else had TB or know anyone who has/ had it and how they managed treatment and recovery?
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    Didn't really know who else to talk to apart from my parents as I don't really want to talk about it with any of my friends because there's still stigma attached to TB and I just feel awful. I've had the BCG vaccine but I still got TB and I don't know who I could've gotten it from. Feel sorry sad/scared and angry at whoever gave it to me. I've had to quit my part time job because I'm currently infectious so I'm just going to be at home all day until I start uni again which is going to be soul killing.
    Anyone else had TB or know anyone who has/ had it and how they managed treatment and recovery?
    With treatment, TB can usually be cured. Most people will need a course of antibiotics, usually for six months.Several different antibiotics are used. This is because some forms of TB are resistant to certain antibiotics. If you are infected with a drug-resistant form of TB, treatment with six or more different medications may be needed.

    Have you never had a TB vaccination?
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    With treatment, TB can usually be cured. Most people will need a course of antibiotics, usually for six months.Several different antibiotics are used. This is because some forms of TB are resistant to certain antibiotics. If you are infected with a drug-resistant form of TB, treatment with six or more different medications may be needed.

    Have you never had a TB vaccination?
    I have had the BCG vaccine when I was young but apparently that only protects you for a certain number of years and a very small minority can still get TB despite having had the vaccine
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    I have had the BCG vaccine when I was young but apparently that only protects you for a certain number of years and a very small minority can still get TB despite having had the vaccine
    How old are you? And have you been on any foreign holidays? What kind of tb is it the chesty cough type? What was your part time job?

    A girl at the shop I used to work at had tb but she was no longer infection. We were all extremely shocked when we found out but was okay as she wasn't infectious and she had been on antibiotics which cured it.
 
 
 
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