Originally Posted by navymid
I have been sick for 3 weeks now and this is what is going on: I have a sore throat and the right tonsil is extremely swollen. It is touching the dangly thing in the back of my throat and looks like a big marble. The left side is swollen, but not quite as large. There is no puss or anything on the tonsils, they are just very red.
I am also very tired and have a fever every now and then. I don't have a cough or nausia. I've been tested for mono and strep three times and all came back negative. The doctors are not sure what this can be and I've taken a round of penicillin, a round of prednisone, and a round of clindamycin with no improvement. Any idea what is wrong?
Hi, This sounds similar to what happened to me at the beginning of the year. I had a wicked sore throat, swollen glands and earpain (referred pain from the throat - ears looked fine). Believe it or not, this lasted 3 months
and I thought I was dying.
Doc called it the "100 day virus" Antibiotics didn't work, nothing. I also was tested negative for strep and mono. But, it did go away eventually...I had a slight reoccurence a few months later, but less virulent.
The sore throat was really the only symptom both times - no congestion, cough etc. You have a swollen tonsil as well, I see. Anyways,
the doctors told me that it's a virus, and a very bad one at that.....and nothing will help.
And nothing did help, but I want to reassure you that viruses do go away, but in there own time. It was extremely frustrating....but, I did recover.
Ask docs if it could be a virus, and then stay away from the antibiotics. Tiredness and on and off fever could also indicate a virus.
I hope you feel better soon and you will; likely sooner than I did.