Re: Agony after tonsillectomy
I have tried sucking on ice cubes, but I'm so swollen that I literally can't swallow anything anymore.
Tramadol isn't an NSAID, it's a form of opiate medication, but as I can't swallow, I'm unable to take them. My friend who had the same op as me, was given a liquid version of codeine. I'm wondering why they didn't give me that?
I've tried saline rinses, lidocaine mouthwash rinses and even holding ice on my throat, with no luck. Because I can't talk, I can't talk to a doctor and my partner refuses to talk for me (he's as much use as a submarine with windscreen wipers!).
I'm so dehydrated and thirsty it's unreal.
Last edited by Gkettle1; 07-04-2012 at 07:15 AM.