Something is eating my tonsils!!!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by suz9601, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    I have had a mild sore throat for almost 2 years now. I get white pockets off an on. Have been on abx several times w/o help and nothing cultures out. Now I have been gaping holes in both tonsils. What is doing this? What else could it be? It isn't yeast etiher..been on candida treatment..Can allergies cause this? Anyone else notice holes in their tonsils?? Thanks
  2. goaska29

    goaska29 New Member

    I have "swiss cheese-like" tonsils as well. They've actually look quite mangled since I had this horrible throat infection as a kid (don't know why my parents didn't look into a tonsilectomy then...they both had them out). Someone else had metioned that the white stuff could be "tonsiliths". Looked into that, but not sure if that's it...mine's not a random one here and there, it's more totally covering my tonsils at random times.

    I tested negative for Candida and I've never had yeast i don't think that's it for me either.

    Let me know if you find out more, I think we're in a similar boat.
  3. CarolK

    CarolK New Member

    I had it, my kids had it, and my grandkids have gone through this.

    What it amounts to is food getting caught in your tonsils. Then after a while it begins to decay or putrify if it is not removed... and can cause throat infections... resulting in a round of antibiotics. The "white spots" you see can be either the rotting food or pus from an infection caused by the decaying food. I know this is gross... but you must deal with it or keep fighting infections.

    You probably should look into having the tonsils removed if they have that "swiss cheese" look to them... too many holes leave pockets for food to get stuck in... and by the way... sorry to say this... but it also causes a very, very bad breath... rotting food in your tonsils is pretty nasty stuff.

    Mine did this... so did my daughters and so did my grandaughters.... after several years all three of us finally decided to get our tonsils removed... it solved the problem! No more white spots, no more sore throats, no more nasty smelling breath and no more infections.
    Hope this helps....

    [This Message was Edited on 12/13/2005]
  4. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    I have had teh food in the holes, but it isn't the food causing the holes. They start as pits where nothing will fit in it, but then it forms a hole. I can see inside my tonsil the hole is so big, yet I am too sick to have them removed. I really dont think I would make it through the surgery w/my dysautonomia and adrenal exhaustion. I just wish these holes would stop forming. It is scarey to look back there and see it.
  5. Prunella

    Prunella New Member

    I have those holes in my tonsils. The doctor calls them crypts. He says they are a result of severe throat infections I have had in the past.

    For years I would get that white stuff in those holes. I even found an Ear,Nose and Throat specialist who I would see about 4 times a year and he would remove it. Not very pleasant, but it was worth doing.

    I was told to gargle with warm salt water, but that didn't do anything for it.

    The doc always told me the white stuff was a result of food getting stuck in there, but I always felt there was more to it.

    A year ago this month, I stopped eating wheat and then all gluten. The most amazing thing happened. I no longer get that white stuff in my tonsils! I think I was having an immune response to the wheat or gluten! My throat is not sore and I feel much better.

    I hope this helps you. Let me know what you think.
  6. Prunella

    Prunella New Member

    I just read your profile and see that you also suffer from vulvodynia.

    Have you heard about the low oxalte diet? The Vulvar Pain Foudation in North Carolina is a good source of info on this. Do a Google search and you will find them. I avoid those foods and increase calcium in my diet, especially when I eat those foods. Some examples are chocolate, soy, nuts, peanuts, celery, spinach,rhubarb,coffee tea and Vit. C. A website with a list of these foods is It is a site for kidney stones, but it has a list of The Oxalate Content of Foods. Do a search for this on their website and you will find it.

    I am so much better now and do eat some of these foods in moderation now, but I stictly avoided them for several years. I also took calcium citrate, but now I just eat more calcium rich foods. I don't like all the additives that are in most calcium supplements.

    I also avoid gluten and all additives and preservatives. It has been tough, but well worth it. I take the probiotics acidophius and bifidus and just started drinking kefir. Yougurt didn't seem to agree with me.
    I also take cod liver oil and eat wild Alaskan salmon (never farm raised). Lot's of veggies and fruits, organic whenever possible.

    You are so young. I hope you feel better soon.
  7. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    I agree with Prunella that there is more to it. I still have my tonsils. They do not have holes and are generally well-behaved.

    I have recently tried taking probiotics and have a rather severe response to them. This is most likey due to a yeast infestation and a sluggish liver. Therefore, I only take them occasionally, when I can afford to deal with the consequences.

    A couple of days after taking probiotic I start getting pus eruptions on my skin and white spots on my tonsils. I think the white stuff on my tonsils is also pus and that it is coming from the die-off of things in my gut. I give it a couple of days to solidify, the use a cotton swab to press it out. The tonsils are not red, swollen, or sore and in no way appear to be infected. Are the tonsils connected to the lymph system?
  8. jake123

    jake123 New Member

    ...if this could in any way be related to GERD because sometimes it can wash back up into your throat and ears. Seems to me it could cause bad breath also.
  9. Alyssa-Admin

    Alyssa-Admin Active Member

    Bumping....a very interesting post...wonder if it is yet another 'symptom' of our condition?