Sick Of Virusy Swollen-Gland Feeling With Tonsil Stones
(Boston, MA )
I got tonsil stones for the first time after I had a bad sinus infection. The ENT put tubes down my infected sinuses, and it was an awful procedure to go through. And he put me on antibiotics for 10 to 14 days.
I ended up getting two things. From the sinus infection, I got this big pea size tonsil stone. (took me a long time to figure out what it was- Google is a godsend.) I never had tonsil stones before this... Ever. And I ended up in the emergency room from being intestinally impacted. Horrible pain. I couldn't have a bowel movement for days. I believe being impacted was from being TOO long on antibiotics. Pharmacist and doctor said no but what else could it be?
Now I get these little devil tonsil stones regularly. And I end up periodically (for a few minutes or for half the day or for a whole day or two) feeling "virusy" and miserable and like my throat (neck) glands feel swollen. Not sore. I think it is from tonsil stones and the bacteria. I have had this "virusy feeling" long before the tonsil stones first appeared.
I have 3 cats and one has asthma and I give her meds twice a day. My second cat is wheezing now. I live in subsidized housing with 23 yr. old rugs. I managed to get rid of the hall rug and the living room rug.
Now I need to get rid of the bedroom rug. Hard job but worth it. My ENT seems to think I have environmental allergies due to my rugs. I don't have a lot of money and I need to buy a vacuum cleaner and wet vac too to clean the floors.
I also believe that the old heating system here (forced hot air from a boiler downstairs if I am correct) needs to be cleaned out. But Boston Housing Authority won't do it. They won't paint the walls, replace my rusty stove etc. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is funded by HUD (Housing and Urban Development). This development is from the 1950's for housing the World War 2 Vets and their families. Old heating system. And air purifiers are expensive. Besides which most air purifiers don't work. Two ENT doctors told me that. They both said humidifiers do. Humidifiers do work. I notice that once I close the windows for the cold weather, I start feeling sicker.
I am SO sick of feeling virusy. Virusy to me is that yicky feeling you get when you are coming down with a cold. My dentist told me my tonsils look a little red. And when I had an endoscopy done, the gastroenterologist said I have a small throat cavity which probably has a lot to do with things. Okay, that is my story. PLEASE someone respond. My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you- Jeannie