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Tuberculosis, meninges, symptoms of brain infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i am having tb
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   i want to know that can it affect nerves
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having tb?
User :   it is from 1 year
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you on medication?
User :   yes,from 3 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   uncontrolled tb can affect the brain
Doctor :   causing brain fever called meninges
User :   i m having muscle twiches sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what medications are you on?
User :   it is akt-4
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking any vitamin supplements?
User :   yes
Doctor :   tb drugs can sometimes cause such effects
Doctor :   what vitami supplements are you taking?
User :   i m having difficulty in doing fast movements like writing speed has become slow
Doctor :   ok
User :   benadon
Doctor :   is there any tingling and numbness?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes pin and needles type feeling in hands and legs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its a common side effect of tb drugs
Doctor :   i suggest you continue taking benadon
User :   but it is from 5 months before i started the treatment and it started suddenly one day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking good diet?
User :   it feels like the nerves are sensitive and it feels like to press the hands and legs continuously can tb cause this
User :   yes diet is good
Doctor :   nerve weakness is more due to vitamin deficiency rather that tb
Doctor :   i suggest you take a high protein diet like egg, dal, soya
User :   ok
Doctor :   and a b-complex tab
Doctor :   i recommend BIG 100/50 (B-COMPLEX)
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is a GNC pharma product
Doctor :   1 tab daily
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
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Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   3 years back i started getting high shortness of breath and it continued, can tb was from that time because i had tb in my childhood also and i took 9 months tretment
User :   yes details are correct
Doctor :   it could be a relapse of the old tb
Doctor :   you have to take your medications for a prolonged time
User :   can long standing untreated tb afeect brain and nerves
User :   ok
Doctor :   uncontrolled tb can affect the brain and its coverings
User :   i also get little blood from mo0uth 3 ddays ago
Doctor :   but with regular use of medicines it can be controlled
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last time you got an xray done?
User :   what may be the symptoms of brain infection
User :   2 weeks
Doctor :   headache, blurring of vision, high fever
User :   none
Doctor :   ok
User :   little fever sometimes
Doctor :   i suggest you get a re-examination done
Doctor :   as you are getting blood in sputum
Doctor :   and continue with the medication
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form and tell me when done.
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how much blood are you getting?
User :   have i got ane nervous disorder
Doctor :   ok
User :   little blood,doctor said that it may be throat infection
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you avoid cold air. cold water
Doctor :   dust
User :   but i m concerned more about my nerves
User :   ok
Doctor :   i also suggest doing some excercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   for hands like continuous gripping and ungripping
User :   ok
Doctor :   and rotating shoulder
Doctor :   for 15 min per day
Doctor :   Have you filled the Feed back form that I sent you ?
User :   it is decreasing continuously but on that day when it started it was sudden and very high sensitivity of nerves
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes i have filled
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it will mostly subside by taking benadon and the other supplements and a good diet
Doctor :   with exercise
User :   can it be any other cause for this
Doctor :   it is mostly due to vitamin deficiency due to the tb drugs
User :   ok
Doctor :   or general weakness
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems
User :   but tb alone can couse this?
User :   asthma
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its mostly due to weakness
Doctor :   any diabetes?
Doctor :   your age?
User :   and when i get anger i start trembling
User :   no
User :   20
Doctor :   i suggest you get your blood sugar tested once
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   thank you doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye
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