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tonsillectomy short of breath, chest pain

My 18 y.o daughter had tonsillectomy 8 days agom she is experiencing mi-sternum chest pain, short of breath and feels like her chest is "caving in" when she lays on her side. Her ENT put her on an inhaler two days ago and nothing has changed.
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I had a tonsillectomy just yesterday (I am 17) and am experiencing similar chest pain.  It feels like tremendous pressure and I often have trouble taking deep or even normal breaths.  I thought this discomfort may be due to the breathing tube inserted into the throat during surgery.  My uvula and tongue are extremely swollen which are also attributing to my trouble breathing.  
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how long does this whole thing last??
i got mine out 3 days ago - (im 18) everything is soooo swollen and i keep choking on my spit getting caught in the only breathing space i have.. i jsut keep hearing different things on the recovery time..
and how bad does it get??

someone help me out
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