Around 1/12/11, My throat started to hurt something fierce. I got to where I could barely swallow anything and my ears were really bothering me. It was a weekend when I finally went to a doctor so I went to a CareNow center. I was told that I have tonsillitis after the strep and mono tests were negative. I was given a steroid shot and a prescription for 10 days worth of Cefprozil. Also, I was given "Magic Mouthwash" but it was completely ineffective. It just made the rest of my mouth numb. I felt better by the next day and proceeded to finish my prescription. 2 days after I finished the prescription, the symptoms came back. I was kind of irked at CareNow for not permanently curing what I had so I went to My GP this time. He looked in my throat for a total of .2 seconds and said that it was my sinuses. He prescribed amoxicillin and told me to take Mucinex D. I did as told for a day and a half and my symptoms got much worse. I got to where I could barely talk, and when I did talk, it sounded like I was deaf or something. "Hot Potato" voice if you will. I was in immense pain so I went to the CareNow center again since they were at least effective in relieving the symptoms. They said that it was definitely tonsillitis and gave me a steroid shot and an antibiotic shot. Then I was given a prescription for 10 days worth of Cefdinir and Hydrocodone, which I didn't need to take. Again, I felt completely better by the next day and went on to finish my prescription. Again, the symptoms came back after 2 days. This time, I didn't wait at all to go to a doctor and hightailed it back to the CareNow. I told them what was going on and that I didn't need any tests this time, just antibiotics. The doctor prescribed me AMOX TR-K CLV, which is Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Tablets. This time, I did not feel better by the next day and actually feel worse than when I went to see the doctor. Luckily, I had 5 out of 10 pills of Hydrocodone left over from my previous prescription. My brother had kidney stones so I gave him 5. Now I'm out of Hydrocodone, I'm not sure if this Amoxicillin is doing anything, and I have no idea why I keep getting tonsillitis. I have a friend who is a doctor from the University of Texas and he said that maybe I have a Peritonsillar Abscess but he couldn't look far enough down my throat to give me a definitive answer.
Basically, my questions are:
1. Am I immune to amoxicillin or something?
2. Why do I keep getting tonsillitis? All of the information that I've found on the internet about recurring tonsillitis is talking about getting tonsillitis 3 times a year. I've already had it 3 times this month.
3. Tonsils out? Yay or Nay?