GPN after Tonsillectomy


I am new to this site. I had a tonsillectomy two months ago and I have nerve damage. I am going to the neurologist today to confirm if I have GPN. Has anyone gotten this from tonsillectomy? How long does it take to recover?


Tons of people on this site have had tonsillectomies and then got GPN. Go in the search bar and type in tonsillectomy and you can find discussions. I am one of those that all my problems started after a tonsillectomy as an adult.

Ditto. My ENT says he has seen five cases of GPN in his career. All five were in patients who had adult tonsillectomies.

I have lupus and I was getting treatment Also gets treatment four my spine I I had an end about 4months ago and my rheumatologist hasn't been told about my new problems. My primary doc treated me with a dose pack of prednisone and z pack Is have had 3 bouts oh gap it never went totally away I couldn't eat or drink my left ear was clogged I could hardly take lots of sores worse then my lupus sores. Headaches have increased.I hope you have luck .I do believe it was your tonsils.

Hi Debbie,

Sorry to hear about your troubles! It is so hard dealing with health problems and balancing life. I will keep you in my prayers for healing and hope.


Lisa Mullen

Hello how are you getting on now?.I had a tonsilectomy and selective neck dissection for tuma removal on March 11th.GPN with in a few weeks.It's no better first bite syndrome all the time.throat feels restricted if I have something stuck in it and that's when it isn't does yours feel?.

Hi! My nerve pain has actually gotten a lot better but I constantly have burning in my throat and I have TMJ in my jaw from the surgery. They now put me on an antibiotic to see if it helps the burning. Everyday is a different challenge and I really turn to my faith in Christ to get through the pain and struggles. After my tonsillectomy I always felt like there was something stuck in my throat and I think it was because the uvula was swollen so I constantly felt like I was going to throw up I would say it felt that way 3-4 weeks after the surgery. It did shrink down and I have only had that feeling once in the last several weeks. Did you ask your dr about it? What did they say?