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    What is my chronic mystery illness?

    Last year I nearly died 3 times due to a chronic throat infection, I was hospitalized in intensive care for a couple of weeks.

    My tonsils were removed because they were blamed, however I keep getting throat infections over and over again. This time the infection will not go away. The 3 doctors I have seen about this basically say I am suffering from “anxiety” due to my past experience in hospital, they won't listen to me. Sometimes they will put me on antibiotics and the infection will go for a week, I will have a week or so free of symptoms then it will be back.

    The symptoms I am experiencing are a debilitating fever and sweats that will come on suddenly but doesn't stay, I am very tired and weak all the time but I put on a brave face despite how hard it is to get out of bed, it hurts to breath, I have a cough that comes and goes but is always there at night. My throat is extremely congested with crap and I struggle to breathe.
    • Dr David McIntosh
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  • Anonymous

    Nobody will help me, nobody will listen to me. Please if there is someone out there who can help me?

  • Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to … View Profile

    There are a host of causes of ongoing sore throat. Your best option would be to consider a further ENT review to assess for problems such as reflux, post-nasal drip, lingual tonsillitis, localised angioedema, and paroxysmal laryngeal spasm. 


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