Hi, hoping someone could give me a little insight into my symptoms.
Earlier this week, I experienced a sort of tightness and/or lump in my throat. I'd noticed its presence all day, but it didn't become truly bothersome until I began thinking about it and worrying, I was able to convince myself I wasn't swallowing properly, when in actuallity I was. I came on this board and saw a thread in which someone explained that it was the uvula hanging down the throat creating the lump sensation, sure enough, my own uvula was swelled up a bit. So I put it out of my mind, and though my throat has still not been perfect, it was easy to ignore, almost unnoticable all together.
But starting earlier lastnight i've gotten sort of a pain on my lower throat (by my collar bone). I say on because it's not what i'd define as a sore throat. It feels as if its more on the outside on the front of my neck. If I move or strain my neck, I experience a faint pain down there. If I stretch my neck out and swallow, I can also feel it. I'm beginning to worry a bit, and my throat does feel sort of tight, though those close to me have not looked upon it as anything serious. I smoke, and i'm 20 if that helps...Any insight would be helpful.
did you ever find out what this was? i have woken up this morning and out of the blue have the exact same symptoms as you. i'm 20 as well. please could you reply as i'm worried and can't get an appointment at the doctors until a fortnight! thanks
I have the symptoms now too. I've had pain in my lower throat for 3-4 weeks. My physician is treating it as a bacterial infection even though he isn't sure. I have had no fever, and often it feels like it goes away, and I feel relieved, only to feel the pain come back soon after!!! It doesnt feel like a sinus deal because my nose is not running, although I do notice I'm blowing my nose nearly each morning. Could this be drainage making my lower throat hurt? When I touch the outside of my throat it feels sore too..anyone else suffering these symptoms? I still have partial script left so I;m holding out hope it clears up!!!
I'm 52, have had this for 7 straight days now. Dr put me on allergy meds, antibiotics and acid reflux meds, then he wanted to try steroids! Enough is enough! Why do I have this constant pain in the lower middle of my throat, the outside not inside. I can't raise or turn my head without feeling the pain. I am 6 weeks out from acl reconstructive surgery and can't tolerate much more pain! Someone please shed light!!