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    Default Getting your tonsils out as an adult.

    So how bad is it???

    My ENT said its worse than a caesarean. But said I would only get painstop night as pain relief. So I'm kinda freaking out because with both my caesareans I had Tramal for pain relief...

    Basically I want to know honestly how bad it is & what can I expect??

    I have no choice but to get them removed because my quality of life is crap. I am always sick & tired from tonsillitis.

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    Default Getting your tonsils out as an adult.

    subbing, I am the same and have been nervous to get them out.

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    I had mine out at 21 and yes it was pretty damn well painful BUT it was worth it. I felt so much better afterwards, my tonsils were horrible and diseased. Just be prepared to not eat for a week and feel like you have knifes in your throat when swallowing, the worst of it was over in a week for me. (And a very smelly breathe too lol)

    And as painful as it was, definitely no where near as painful as a CS :-/

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    Default Getting your tonsils out as an adult.

    I had my tonsils out when I was 22 and it was the best thing I ever did. I used to have so many throat problems and it has been solved ever since.

    I haven't had a cesarean but I have had surgery for an ectopic pregnancy, which was pretty painful. The tonsillectomy was nowhere near as painful. It is definitely unpleasant and uncomfortable, particularly the first 24 hours after, but seriously worth it.

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    I also had mine out at 21, very painful but so worth it.

    in comparison to my csection (mine was fully elective and my ob said I recovered better then most) it was worse in some ways ie couldn't talk or eat much for 2 odd weeks. I recovered very slowly from having my tonsils out. I refused to leave the house for 3 weeks, then didn't work for 5 weeks. I was in a position where I could be lazy like that though.

    In terms of painkillers I had panadene 15 (can't remember the new name) from over the chemist counter when I got home and they worked well!

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    Default Getting your tonsils out as an adult.

    It's good to hear some stories saying its better than a c-sect. My c-sects were after long labours so I was stressing.

    I am just sick n tired of being sick n tired. I work F/T with 2 little ones & I'm normally tired (all mums are tired whether they work or not lol) but this is just exhausting. I'm having to have sleep on the weekends & I've been eating anti-b's & pain killers like they are lollies.

    My ENT said I'd be off work for 2wks. I'm just not in a position to do that due to working commitments, but I reckon I could manage 1wk off.

    Do u think I could manage with 1wk off??? And maybe 2nd week with some part time days??

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    It is so not worse than a c-section!! You will definitely need 2 weeks off. The first week isnt too bad but once you hit about day 5-7 and the scabs start falling off you will be in a world of pain. You wont want to eat or swallow but keep up the pain killers (they usually give you something pretty strong) and the numbing gurgle and you will make it through

    Its worth doing....two weeks of pain to guarantee no more tonsilitis is well worth it in my opinion!

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    Default Getting your tonsils out as an adult.

    I had mine out when I was 20, I was so embarrassed all the little kids were up & running around & I thought I was dying. I had to stay in hospital for 5 days after as I couldn't handle the pain & wasn't able to even drink water.
    I haven't had a c-section so I can't compare but labour was pretty fricken bad but we all go back again don't we? Just remember everyone handles pain differently.

    You will be so better off without them, time off will also depend on what type of work you do

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    I had mine out at 19 all they have me at the hosp was freaking panadol! I went to my gp and he gave me liquid tramal. I won't lie, its unbelievably painful but the best thing you can do is eat. Not eating causes scabs to form which later fall off and cause a lot more pain and bleeding. Good luck op!

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    Default Getting your tonsils out as an adult.

    I had mine out at 21 during uni and it was the best thing I ever did, changed my life!! I know it hurt, but 10 years later I hardly think abou that, I just think of it as such a positive turning point in my health.

    You'll get more than pain stop if you need it. I was in hospital overnight on IV painkillers and had panadeine forte to take home. But maybe it varies for each person. Mine were massive so the surface area where they cut them away was huge and I also vomited heaps when waking up from the anaesthetic which burnt the heck out of the wound area.

    You absolutely HAVE to force yourself to eat afterwards, even if it hurts. Eating helps rub away all the gross scab tissue, if you let that build up over the following week it apparently kills when it comes away.

    I think I had 2-3 weeks off, but I was on a medical prac in a hospital at the time so they said to stay out of the germy environment. After a few days I was definitely fine doing things at home, it was not like I was bed ridden.

    I would totally advocate for anyone to get them out if they are getting chronic tonsillitis. Do it! Do it! Do it!


 

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