Post # 17
@orchidaloha: I have SO much experience with Strep and tonsilitis. It sucks!!!
Here is my cure-all wonderful tip that will save you:
REMOVE your tonsils!!!!
I know it is scary, and expensive. When I got strep for the millionth time, I marched to the doctor and said, “rip my tonsils out, send me a referral to a surgeon, NOW!”
He immediately referred me because I was DONE being sick so often. The surgeon told me I had the most infected tonsils he has ever seen, they were huge and so damaged.
Surgery was SO painful, but worth it!!!!
I have not had strep since I had them out 4 years ago…. My immune system is so much better than before. I get sick 1-2 times per year maybe instead of 10 times a year…
Please let me know if you have any questions…
good luck! feel better!
Post # 18
Thanks for all the responses ladies!
The strep test did come back positive and I know it’s not mono, I’ve had mono before and it doesn’t feel like that, and I get strep usually every two years and so I know that’s what it is. It just doesn’t usually take this long to start feeling better! I’ve been on the antibiotics since Monday and I’m used to some kind of improvement in 24-48 hours.
Post # 19
I don’t know why but fresh pineapple does amazing things for sore throats!!
Post # 20
Slushies and milkshakes and tons of frozen shit that’s bad for you. That’s the ONLY thing that makes me feel better.
This is probably terrible advice medically, but I’ve also had a bad enough case that I just took Tylenol PM / Nyquil every few hours and just slept for 24 hours.