I had a tb skin test that caused a big reaction. 32mm when the normal measurement is 5mm. What I understood is that I have a TB infection that is latent but can develop into the disease if my immune system gets weak.
I also had a chest XRay and it was normal.
Do I have to treat my latent tb? I do lots os sports, especially triathlons and ultrarunning and am worried it affects my training as, somedays I just feel exhausted and have to stay in bed for the day.
Could this tiredness be the cause of latent tb?
Should I worry?
Even with the latent infection, am I still healthy enough to compete in extreme sports?
My father was a medical doctor and lung especialist. Most of his patients had tb but they used to come to our house and, many times ate with us. My father never kept us children away from his tb patients so I may have become infected while a very young child.
thank you for any help/advice
I have just started training for an Ironman and would like to know if I can still do my normal training or if the latent tb interferes with my energy levels.