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Q: Migraines and Tonsils

Is there a link between tonsil removal and less migraine headaches? Since I had my tonsils removed, I have had fewer migraines, just an observation I made, maybe because I am still recovering and have been relaxing and still on the Popsicle diet for the past 10 days! And no stress!

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
8/18/09 11:36am



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There is a link whenever we're ill. When we're ill, our body is weaker and more susceptible to our Migraine triggers. Your tonsils were probably making you ill, maybe even with infection, or you wouldn't have had them removed.


Also, during this recovery period, you've been taking better care of yourself. You've been resting, staying well hydrated, etc.



mgrant2, Community Member
5/18/10 1:23am

I had my tonsils out when I was seven. My tonsils were large and I use to snore bad. I use to get them atleast once a week and I would be unable to walk, nauseous, and had blurred vision. Even the sound of someone breathing would hurt so bad. Since then I have only had one once one really hot/humid summer. I believe it has something to do with breathing. I am 23 now and have had only the one migrane since, and no longer snore.

laura wilson, Community Member
5/18/10 1:36am

Only one side of my tonsils hurt when i swallow which is weird. this never has happened to me. It's been 2 weeks now since my tonsils & adenoids are swolen i went to the doctors on July 3rd for Antibiotics they said for 8 days and nothing has went back to normal , i got headaches like migraines , my ears are hurting as hell. I feel so crappy right now.

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By Michele Partin, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/17/10, First Published: 08/11/09