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PoppitFox Wed 08-Jun-16 20:12:23

Pretty sure I have tonsillitis.
High temp since Monday, awful headache, dizzy, disorientated, so sleepy, pain in my eyes and of course my throat feels like swallowing glass. At first it wasn't to bad and I was managing to get tablets down although they weren't really helping.
But now I can't swollow without making me sick!
Oh and yesterday my temp was 39.5 and I ended up fainting. Docs won't give me anything he said 'we don't prescribe for sore throats'.

Basically my question was anyone who's had tonsillitis did you get a swelling behind your tonsils as well? I do have pics but they're not very clear. There are lumps behind both my tonsils looks like a second pair almost?! Xx

PoppitFox Wed 08-Jun-16 22:49:40


LadyMetroland Thu 09-Jun-16 04:42:36

I have tonsillitis at the mo as well. It is bloody awful. Can barely swallow, feel like death etc. Saw the doctor who went over difference between viral and bacterial - basically if it's bacterial you'll have white pus spots on your tonsils, you probably won't have cough/cold, you will have terrible breath. I didn’t get antibiotics as it looks more viral in my case.
If you have white spots you should go back to gp and get a second opinion.
The swollen bits behind your tonsils could be your adenoids - but don't quote me on that.
Really hope you feel better soon - it's bloody awful isn't it

PoppitFox Thu 09-Jun-16 06:14:14

That's should a good point I didn't even think of adenoids! Thank you! Heard horror stories about quinsy and so I thought it could be that! Haha 🙈

It's horrendous. I don't have a cold and they're covered in pus!! But he didn't even see me just gave me a phone appointment!! So frustrating! Xx

PoppitFox Thu 09-Jun-16 06:14:41

Hope you feel better soon lady Xx

Babettescat Thu 09-Jun-16 06:43:03

I had bacterial tonsillitis last month.

White pus filled tonsils. Fever with shivering coming in cycles. Weakness beyond description. No cough cold or headache. Tonsils white with pus.

Doc took one look and prescribed penicillin 8 a day for ten days.

Improved on day 3/4.

PoppitFox Thu 09-Jun-16 08:01:27

It's horrible isn't it? I've barley moved from bed for 4 days and now I can't even drink water without gaggig 😔
8 is a lot of tablets!
Glad it improved for you though xx

Twinkie1 Thu 09-Jun-16 08:13:06

Buy some hydrogen peroxide from boots for about 60p. Dilute as per instructions and gargle every hour. Will taste vile but oxidises bacteria on tonsils and will speed up recovery enormously.

PoppitFox Thu 09-Jun-16 14:06:36

good idea thanks x

LadyMetroland Thu 09-Jun-16 17:51:28

Sounds like you really need penicillin if you've had it for four days with no improvement. You need to ask to see a different gp. When I had bacterial tonsillitis earlier this year, doc took one look and dished out the pills immediately (they are horrible though, quite large tablets with awful taste and you have to take 8 each day!) This time because it's viral I didn't get the pills and have to say I'm already feeling a bit better.

Hope you improve soon

ajandjjmum Thu 09-Jun-16 18:03:37

DD has had it four times in the last 7 month - I always thought it was a bad sore throat, but it's actually horrible. Maybe go to an out of hours (although I know that's the last thing you'll feel like!) - you need antibiotics asap if it is bacterial.

Hope you feel better soon.

Musicaltheatremum Thu 09-Jun-16 18:28:24

I would give antibiotics for that

PoppitFox Thu 09-Jun-16 21:29:42

Musical- are you a doctor? I'm not saying that in an negative way so please don't think I am!! Just I find the gps at my surgery really hard work. They always make you feel like you're inconveniencing them!
So now I'm reluctant to call back again! Xx

PoppitFox Thu 09-Jun-16 21:32:43

Sorry didn't see the other replies.
The dr wouldn't actually see me just triaged me on the phone and said its just a sore throat. I know it's not my tonsils are covered!!
Struggling to get water down though so tablets are a huge no go at the moment had to buy liquid paracetamol like a big baby! Haha xx

hollinhurst84 Sun 12-Jun-16 00:44:25

How you feeling? It's grim, I get horrendously ill with it. Last time wasn't my normal doctor and they said yeah could be viral. I said it wasn't and I always need antibiotics, opened mouth and he recoiled and printed out prescription grin
Hard but try eating salted crisps once you feel a tiny bit better, the salt helps and they seem to scrape the crap off your tonsils too
My saviours are antibiotics, gargling with dissolvable painkillers then swallowing them

madmother1 Sun 12-Jun-16 00:50:37

This was my DS throat last year. Turns out he had glandular fever.

madmother1 Sun 12-Jun-16 00:58:18

He was eventually hospitalised for 3 nights on a drip. Please take care of yourself and pester your GP if you are not improving. After seeing my DS GP twice I took him to hospital as he was throwing up blood and declining daily. He was 17 last year and very poorly with it.

RockNRollNerd Mon 13-Jun-16 19:41:53

It's a few years since DS was regularly getting tonsilitis but I'm assuming the protocol is still the same. How do you stack up against the centor criteria.

Basically if your glands are up, you've not a got a cough/cold and your tonsils are covered in gak and you have a high fever then the NHS generally consider it bacterial and will prescribe anti-biotics. DS used to get tonsilitis out of the blue (no cough/cold) and invariably at weekends/bank holidays/9pm on a Friday evening and we used to just run through this with OOO on the phone and they'd sort us out with a prescription.

PoppitFox Mon 27-Jun-16 16:50:43

Sorry I didn't see these replies. Your poor son madmother looks super sore!!

It cleared up at the end of last week. Still feeling pretty tired from it! But I had to go to work so that probably didn't help.

I had a really high temp glands up etc and no cough/ cold. But my GPs surgery aren't the greatest! Xxx

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