What I've learned about tonsil stones.As a truth seeker I've done a lot of research on these stones and have come to some interesting conclusions.
Someone on this board mentioned to me a while ago that dairy is what makes the stones worse...it triggered a thought in me, 'I wake up in the middle of the night craving milk, there is something to this.'
on another page on tonsil stones in this forum someone mentioned that the stones are perpetuated or created by Candida (an over-growth of yeast in the mouth)...this ALSO sparked my interest, as when i scrape my tongue a white milky substance comes off (this is a sign of candida).
my post nasal drip is the last piece of this puzzle... recently i started nasonex (an rx allergy nasil spray)...now when using this my post nasal drip goes away completely and I don't get stones.
Well these three factors were interesting to me, but just knowing about avoiding dairy, having candida, and the nasonex helping wasn't enough, I wanted to know WHY..WHY do i get the stones? Well yesterday I went to a store that promotes Eastern medicine, and their knowledge put together WHY I get the stones.
1. Dairy causes people to produce large amount of mucus (causing post nasal drip) and mucus is a great invironment for infections and bacteria to grow.
2. The Candida is a responce from antibiotics, the bacteria literally takes over the body causing people to crave dairy (because mucus is a great environment for it to live in) and it also causes charbohyderate cravings as well)
3. The nasonex is a temporary relief to a serious problem. by just getting rid of my post nasal drip, I'm only masking the Candida, and not treating it. Candida doesn't show up as a TERRIBLE illness with a lot of pain, but it takes a behind the scenes toll on the body, causing odd food cravings, fatigue, and the icky white substance that loves to grow on our tongues. The catch 22? Candida is usually found in either very young persons, very old persons, those with a low immune system, and people who have recently taken antibiotics.
before getting your tonsils out, and trying other relief of the tonsil stones (like me and my nasonex..which only masks the real problem) consider Candida as a possibility, and if you research it and think you have it, please try to cure it! And whatever you do, avoid the antibiotics for your tonsil stones, they're probably what caused them in the first place.
I am right now taking a pro-biotic twice a day, and also a medicine for the candida...while I'm trying this I'm going to stop my nasonex and see if my symptoms go away...
For me I started getting the stones when I had mono (low immunity) and took antibiotics right before i was diagnosed with mono for an ear infection...i've had the candida and stones ever since. i'm going to cross my fingers and hope that by getting rid of the candida, i'll get rid of the stones.
cece27 on 2006-06-28
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