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Tonsils

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I had to go to pass a medical for the job I'm looking to get and in a hearing/throat/whatever examination the doctor told me that my tonsils were bacteria infected. He asked me if I was affected and I said no and he told me that as long as I wasn't affected it'd be alright.

The very next day I got ill, nearly lost my voice and felt like shit. :( Okay, sods law and all I think. Two weeks later I'm ill again, same symptoms, everything was the same.

Today, for the third time in a month and a half, I'm getting the now familiar symptoms once more. I'm not amused. I usually get sick like once a year and never repeatedly like this. :no:

I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with infected tonsils or having them removed after childhood? I'm in a very awkward position right now as I've heard adults sometimes react badly to having them removed and I really need my voice to work until June. I got told by one girl I know that I should talk to a doctor about possible ways to prevent this from happening again and again until then. Is it possible?

*sigh*

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Have you been getting run down or stressed lately?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nope, nothing more than usual. Had a lot of tests for sure but I'm normally not the stressy sort of person. I've had a big change in life since January though but I've enjoyed it loads and pretty much been having time time of my life.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well sometimes big changes, even the good ones, can take their toll! But if your not feeling particularly run down then it might just be one of those things, you should definately speak to your doctor and keep a note of when it happens! Maybe some multi vitamins would be useful, but try gargling salt water to clear up the infection, if you have any pain nurophen and paracetamol should help.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the doctors generally wont take your tonsils out if youre an adult they say it wont help, ive had problems with my tonsils on an off for about a year now and they say gargling asprin helps other than that they have had no helpful hints for me....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sopycookie wrote: »
    the doctors generally wont take your tonsils out if youre an adult they say it wont help, ive had problems with my tonsils on an off for about a year now and they say gargling asprin helps other than that they have had no helpful hints for me....

    Really? I hear of quite a few people who have theirs taken out once they are grown up. I asked the doctor (specialist) what would happen if the infection did start to affect me and he said that then the only solution was to remove them. Now I'm curious to know if people that have them removed do get better. Don't want to suffer if it won't change anything. :lol:

    Pink_Angel: Yeah, it's a big change although I've had some things going on that have impact me much more and usually I get different symptoms when it's latent stress. It doesn't rule your theory out completely though. It's impossible to predict what the body does, afterall. :)

    I had a thick scarf around my neck most of the day and so far this hasn't increased, I'm hoping that it might just go away alltogether overnight. I'm going early to bed as well and see if it helps.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had them removed when I was 18. Had been having recurring problems with tonsils from being about 14 but the docs swore it wasn't tonsilitis...mainly cos whenever I had appointments with the specialists there was nothing wrong. Anyway I basically told them I was fed up of having constant sore throats and feeling lousy and I wanted them out. Think to shut me up the doc gave in a took them out, but swearing it wouldn't help. Haven't had any probs since though.

    It was basically 2 weeks off and a fair bit of pain. Having to eat 2 slices of toast the morning after having them out to be allowed home was the worst bit though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've had tonsilitis more times than I can count on both hands. Last year I had tonsilitis during mid sept then 1 week into october I had laryngitis. Not nice.

    I keep going back to my GP with bacterial tonsilitus and viral tonsilitis and they still won't consider removing my tonsils. Bastards.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jaloux wrote: »
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    I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with infected tonsils or having them removed after childhood?

    *sigh*

    Had mine removed at age 7

    Before the operation used to get constantly ill and probably spent more time at home then at school, after a lot better - only downside was I had to go to school more often . :)
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