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    Default Has anybody had TB?

    Hi,just wondered if anybody has had TB.
    What were your symptoms and what treatment did you have for it.
    The reason I ask is my GP has sent off samples of phlegm to be tested.I have had a nasty cough for some time now and have started coughing up blood,also getting very short of breath.

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    I have not had TB and, it appears that no one else has either. I do hope that your tests come back negative. I suffer from a chronic cough, but never any blood or short breath.
    Please let us know what your results are and if there is any way that we can help you.

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    I've never had tb. The blood is usually from an irritated throat, from the coughing and/or infection. Lupus can knock you way down on infection fighting (since the stuff is busy trying to attach your own tissue... tic), which can make a chronic bronchitis or pneumonia into a knock-down, drag-out fight for breath. There are times I can't walk the length of my house (about 50 foot) without losing my wind, and having to stop to catch my breath. I avoid stairs on bad days anymore. I was diagnosed with COPD a while back, and the pulmonologist says it's probably from the lupus. I now do a daily inhaler, and have to use a "rescue" inhaler all too often. About 15 years ago, I had a bad staph infection in the lungs, and was treated with the same meds as they use for tb, just not for as long of a period of time. They certainly "clean" you out, so we'll hope you don't have anything like that. 'Course, bronchitis ain't no fun either...
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