Hi all. As long as I can remember, i’ve had terrible sore throats. My tonsils are extra sensitive and i honestly believe I have some level of throat uncomfort something like 60-70% of my LIFE. Usually people have sore throats for like a few days, and then they recover completely right? For me, no way, it’s pretty much a continous thing, just varies by level of seriousness. Sometimes it bad strep throat, sometimes just sore, other times its itchy/scrathy/phelgmy. Sometimes it’s no one side only and sometimes it’s both. It’s especially horrible in the couple hours right after I wake up.
Now I am getting real sick of this. I thought sore throats are supposed to be like a minor side effect of some other illness? And strep throats only last a few days and then its gone? But for me, throat problems are the primary and only problem, ie I am completely heathy, jumping around and feeling energetic, neither coming down with a cold nor recovering from one, just completely healthy BUT with a freakin sore throat all the time. In fact I am pretty healthy overall, getting sick only maybe once or twice a year like any other healthy individual, BUT WITH A FREAKIN CONSTANT SORE THROAT. ARrrghghh i wanna scream but my throat hurts. When I look in the mirror, it’s just ALWAYS swollen. Obviously been to the docs like a million times, but usually they just diagnose it as a minor sore throat and give me some throat drops and painkillers and tell me to go home. Of course I drink massive amounts of liquids but it doesn’t help.
When I was young, my family didnt’ have the money for me to have the tonsil operation. Now I am thinking of doing it, but am just way too busy. So I have a few questions for the folks here:
- Does anyone else out there have chronic throat problems? Suggestion or advice for me?
- Has anyone gotten their tonsils taken out when they are older, like over 25? Are there complications as you get older? I heard its one of those things you have to get done when you’re a kid.
- How long is the recovery time? After the operation, will your throat problems disappear?
- How much does it cost in Taiwan? With local NHI?