Am I taking correct treatment for tuberculosis?
Q: I am a 33 years old man suffering from spine tuberculosis (TB) and have lymph nodes are at my L5-S1 areas. I am taking Streptomycin injection Ambistryn-s for 60 days, R-CIN 600, Isikin 300, Benadon 20 mg, Pyrazinamide 750 (2 tablets), Themibutol 1000, Omez twice daily and Sparacid 10 ml (four times daily). I have taken more than 30 injections so far but my back pain has not reduced. Am I taking the correct treatment? Please suggest.
A:Tuberculosis is a disease slow to evolve and slow to resolve. If yours is a case of diagnosed tuberculosis give yourself about 6 weeks. Discuss your doubts with your orthopaedic surgeon. There are noted cases of drug resistance in which case the antibiotics have to be changed to the second line medicines. Also beware of the spurious medicines available in the market; buy your medicines from a reliable chemist and against a bill.