Hi. Sorry you're feeling so bad. I can relate in a way. I had ME, called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome here in the US. I never had the throat issues you're experiencing. But I did deal for quite some time with the aches, pains and extreme fatigue. The length of time it takes to recover differs with each person. Some recover pretty quickly. Others can take much longer. Your immediate issue would seem to be the throat infection and getting that under control, which could be taking longer because your immune system is under attack right now. Make sure your doctor keeps after the throat issue. The rest just takes time and patience. Try to stay as rested and stress free as possible. I'm not a doctor, but I doubt you would be a candidate for a tonsilectomy until you're recovered fully from your infection, and possibly until your immune system is recovered or they make a final diagnosis. Over the weekend, try drinking ice water and/or apply ice packs to that area of your neck to relieve some of the inflammation and pain. Here we have a prescription mouthwash called Magic Mouthwash, made up of Benedryl, Lidocaine and Maalox. You gargle with it and it immediately numbs the pain. Actually, it will numb your entire mouth! You might ask your doctor if that could be an option in treating the pain for you. Let me know how you're doing. Hang in there.
Last edited by AuntNanc; 08-11-2012 at 04:56 AM.