thanks for the sympathy. i really need it. i forgot to also emphasized about my weird throat experience. i wonder why my nose is stuffy all the time i always have a hard time breathing at night. then i always had to clear my throat even when i don't have that phlegm we normally have from colds, flu, and sinus infections. i tried checking in the mirrow my throat has this tiny white pimple-like bump... could it be tonsil stone? it doesn't hurt and it can never be poked. and how does a breath of a tonsil-stone victim smells like?