Don't know if there's a connection or not, but I had mine taken out around four years old. Mine was taken out because of allergies and sore throats. I also ended up around 8 or 9 having to have tubes in my ears... Took awile til they figured out I was allergic to grass and hay. They started me on weekly allergy shots, then went to monthly about the time I turned 14. By 16 we quit shots all together. I still have the allergy, but not as bad. Now I can mow the grass with no problems and even make hay. Being trapped up in the mow with all the hay makes it a little hard, but I can handle it.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten
update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08
update: down to 20 Mg pred a day as of 1/7/09