I had a tonsillectomy five hours ago, and I am now in EXTREME pain. Only when I swallow, so I'm doing that as little as possible. But I can tell you this is some of the worst pain I've experienced. All they gave me was tylenol 3 and vicodin. They gave me tylenol 3 when I was in the recovery room, and they told me I could take the vicodin when I got home. I took one when I got home and now it's been almost two hours and the pain hasn't let up at all, and I'm wide awake. Would it be better to take 2 tylenol 3s or 1 vicodin for the pain (and to help me sleep a bit)?? Please if anyone knows I'd appreciate it!!