I have had swollen tonsils since I had mono 15 years ago (I'm 29). Every month since last August they have become inflammed, enlarged and painful (when I swallow it feels like I'm going to swallow them!).
I have also had a chronic sore throat with hoarseness for 2 1/2 years. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis a little less than a year ago and have resulting lymphanodenopathy (swollen lymph nodes).
My ears also crackle and every morning I wake up I feel like my throat is full of phlegm!
I'm going to request a referral to an ENT but in the meantime does any of this sound familiar to anyone else? Any suggestions?
I have gotten tonsilitis and tonsil stones since I can remember. I got tonsilitis in Novemeber and it never went away. My tonsils were swollen, i had white pus and grossness that was making me gag. I always had phlegm and goo in the back of my throat that I coughed or barfed up... it was gross.
I got my tonsils out 2 1/2 weeks ago and it was horrible, but now that the pain is gone, I am so glad I did it.