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Cough, diagnosed TB positive, on medication. Severe headaches. Reasons ?

hi, My husand has cough ,doctor tested his blood ,he was diagonised TB positive one month ago, but the 3 times phlegm test was negativehe .The phlegm culture result has not come out yet. he was given TB medicines. Right now, he has sevious headache everyday, he can not continue to work now. what should we do about the headache? he is an computer engineer. he can not continue to work with these headache
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

I will try my best to provide you with best possible professional recommendations to your questions.

Head ache might sometimes be caused as adverse effect of anti-tubercular medicines , because they are known to cause neuropathy and optic neuritis.

As your husband is computer engineer , sitting in front of monitor for long time might aggrevate the pain.

I advise you to ask your husband to take gap in between and use some eye tonics.Consult eye specialist to rule out any other ocular lesions.

If the symptoms doesn't subside with these , then consult your doctor to evaluate the anti-tubercular drugs for dose adjustments.

Answered: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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