I thought I have had a lingering case of thrush from taking prednisone, but now I realize, after a little internet research, that I have what are called "tonsil stones." Little white curd-like things that grow in the tonsil area in the back of my throat. I guess they are not harmful, although I think I'm irritating my tonsil area by scraping them out (another use for that bathroom flashlight!). I never had my tonsils out, but maybe I need to now.
Obviously I need to ask my doctor about these, but I wonder why I'm getting them now, if it might be related to changes I've made in my diet, or the probiotics...any thoughts or experience? So many weird problems come with this UC.
(The use of the bathroom flashlight, that was the most hilarious thread ever, remember? sorry, I'm hijacking my own thread.)
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days.