Another possible view: my tonsils, after 10 months of being inflamed and with only minor decreases in size, are now beginning to significantly decrease in size. They are still large, but I no longer snore and when you look at them they appear to only be perhaps 40-50% of what they were once upon a time. I think a lot of this progression has happened fairly recently. Could my immune system (finally) be pulling its finger out, and actually this is a viral die-off? Do viruses causes die-off?