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to think I should be feeling better by now?

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PumpkinPie2013 Sun 16-Nov-14 08:50:06

Bit of a self indulgent moan!

Last Sunday I went to the walk in centre and was diagnosed with infected tonsillitis sad was given a 10 day course of penicillin.

Felt awful - struggled to even swallow liquids sad glands swollen, painful ears and generally felt crap.

Had Monday and Tuesday off work and went back Wednesday (I'm a teacher )

Anyway, now a week down the line and my throat is sore again, ears are still sore and I feel utterly drained sad

Surely by now I should feel better?

Could ring GP in the morning but chances of an appointment are pretty slim!

Sympathy please sad

ghostyslovesheep Sun 16-Nov-14 08:54:06

lots of sympathy but also a stern look ...why the fuck did you go back to work after 2 days to a job that involves lots of talking and it physically draining - go to bed and rest even if you need more time off x

WalkingInMemphis Sun 16-Nov-14 08:54:48

If it's got no better in nearly a week i'd go back. I suffered with recurrent tonsillitis for years but anti-b's were generally effective in a few days.

It may be that if you're a bit run-down your tonsillitis is going but you've picked up a virus in the meantime.

Whenever I have a cold/sore throat I take berrocca which has something like 500% of your vitamin C per day which can't harm when fighting an infection.

RubMyLamp Sun 16-Nov-14 08:56:53

The last time I had tonsillitis it knocked me on my arse for over a fortnight. You need lots of rest and fluids. Go back to GP and stay off work. Just walking to the local Mozzas wore me out so much I slept for 16 hours.

You didn't give your self enough time to recover. I know it's difficult to phone in sick as you don't want to let people down, however a week off now is better than two or three because you didn't give your body time to recover.

Don't be a solider stay home get better. thanks

Marylou2 Sun 16-Nov-14 09:08:07

I thought most tonsilitis was viral rather than bacterial so the antibiotics might not even help. You need rest and TLC.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 16-Nov-14 09:08:50

It can take ages, you need time to recover.

PumpkinPie2013 Sun 16-Nov-14 09:13:09

Thanks for all the sympathy and advice smile

I went back as I have a lot of exam classes and we don't cover A level groups they just get given work sad

They said it was definitely infected sad Work has been stressful the last few weeks so that probably hasn't helped sad

Grr - will camp on the sofa to rest!

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 16-Nov-14 09:42:59

1-2 weeks to get over tonsillitis properly. I once did the same as you and ended up off for another fortnight.

BlinkAndMiss Sun 16-Nov-14 09:47:12

As the others have said, you need longer to recover. Tonsillitis can lead to complications and you can become very poorly. I think the misconception that tonsillitis is just a sore throat leads us to think we only need a day or two. Give it a few days, rest plenty and go back to the GP is you're still struggling.

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