It may be a huge shock to find out you or a loved one has TB. You might not know anyone else who has the illness or what to expect.
Treatment for TB is long – at least six months – and often difficult. You have to take many tablets every day, and may suffer from unpleasant side effects. Perhaps you feel isolated or that no-one understands what you are going through. Or you may feel that you can’t talk about your TB, because of the stigma that all-too-often surrounds the illness.
The TB Action Group (TBAG) offers peer support for people affected by TB. Members are on hand to provide practical and emotional support by telephone, face to face or via email throughout those long months of treatment, and even afterwards for people struggling with the long-term physical and emotional impacts of TB.
To find out more about peer support, please contact the charity TB Alert via email or on 01273 234030.