I first experienced these disgusting things in highschool and thought that it was just food that I was coughing up from my throat. However in september they came back and worse than ever. I immediatley went online and researched as much as I could and went out and bought every toothpaste mouthwash, mouthspray I could find. I also purchased a waterpik. I was able to get rid of them for a while but then they came back. I called the ears nose and throat specialist and made an appointment to see him and I am now goin to get a tonsillectomy in may to be rid of these things forever. I find them so horribly disgusting that I am willing to have surgery so I can be done with them forever. I do not even care that the recovery is going to be hell I just want them out as soon as possible forever. I am very excited to have the surgery and although the 2nd specialist i saw tried to warn me of the recovery I am still 100% sure that this is what I want to do. Just wondering if anybody else has gotten a tonsillectomy due to tonsil stones. I would love to hear about your experience and the results!

extreme extreme
18-21, F
2 Responses Feb 4, 2007

I can totally relate to your story!I have been dealing with the same crap for 10 years. I am always sick and feeling run down(my throat hurts right now)on top of that these tonsilloths or whatever they are called are probably the grossest thing to come out of the human body.As if coughing up a mucus rock is not disgusting enough I have to swallow it if I'm around other people in order to avoid having to explain why I am mass producing bacteria pouches in my throat. Yuck!! I scheduled my tonsillectomy today beacause I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am scared to death about the surgery itself, the horrible pain and the recovery time. At the same time I feel it's now or never. The doctor explained how painful it wash going to be and it's a good possibility that I will have to miss work for two weeks. He wanted to give me the information to take home so I could think about it. I told him I had already made up my mind that I wanted them out for good. I have to wait until April 6th. I was hoping to have surgery within the next couple of weeks. I am very nervous but determined. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and that once you recover you won't have to deal with anymore annoying problems. All of us in tonsil rocks anonymous will be pulling for you! :-)

I faced the same situation while I was in my mid-30s. After trying to deal with it myself, I went straight to my doctor. I explained that I was missing too much work due to sore throats and ear problems. Naturally, the disgusting breath was my number one complaint. I insisted on having my tonsils removed. Yeah, there was a week with a really sore throat and I was easily tired for a second week. After that, all is well. It was worth it and I just wish I had done it sooner. Don't delay. Run to the doctor. Nothing else will really get rid of it, so why mess around and keep hacking up those smelly particles. Best wishes!