Hi, I'm 21 and I just had my tonsils taken out 12-9-03. I'm 7 days into recovery now. It's hasn't been a fun week, and i'm looking forward to being fully recovered. I've been having a lot of jaw pain, my jaw feels like its so tight. I've been eating food as best I can, cooked pasta, even tried some chicken last night (bad idea). I figure eating will help loosen up my jaw from chewing. But it's still hurting a lot, esp. at night. The pain from the surgery is worse at night. During the day I feel like im doing better, and then at night im miserable again because everything hurts so bad. Any advice on jaw pain and dealing with nighttime pain would be greatly appreciated.