I've had a sore throat since the weekend and havn't been taking any pain relief. I was in agony today and had to say 'stuff it, i'm hurting, i'm pregnant with no pain relief and I need help'. My doctors take a very tim light on sore throat complaints normally telling me that you just have to let nature take it's course. any way I went in today, hardly able to talk without a bit of a slur and holding back the tears. He confirmed I had tonsillitis with my tonsils being swollen. He said he was unable to confirm whether it was bacterial or viral but when I told him I hadn't been eating very much at all and was worried about my baby he suggested I try the penicillan as aposed to waiting to see if it cleared itsef. So here I am 6 weeks pregnant on penicillan and 8 paracetamols a day. I'm so so worried. i wish I didn't have to take the pain relief and it will be easy for you to read this and think ' well if it was me I wouldn't take the pain relief anyway' but let me tell you the pain i'm in trying to swallow is ridiculous. Hope you don't judge me. The doc and pharmasist both said this was safe for my baby but I can't help feel quilty and worrying.