Re: odd pain/strange feeling in my throat. help?
Hi. I just got similar feeling this month. It was awful, I still have them, but they seem to be getting better. My ENT doctor luckily knows about LPR (silent reflux) and if your doctor doesn't know, you better @#4ing tell him, because it's a pretty painful thing to go through with doctors thinking you are just a hypochondriac.
You need your larynx and pharynx looked at for redness, and maybe some other tests, but the treatment I am on is 2 ppis which get rid of stomach acid. Some of that acid might be getting into your voice box throat region, which gets burned much easier by heartburn than the esophagus. It seems like most people are success stories with the condition you might have, because not too many people on these forums write about it after they get some treatment. Change your diet too. Everything you like = gone. Vegitables and soy milk = get used to it. That's what some people say, because you have to reduce acid in your stomach, so that any reflux will not start quietly burning your throat. Only go to bed 3 or 4 hours after your last meal. Don't lie down after meals. If you have LPR (which is pretty common even though a lot of general doctors wouldn't have a clue about it) these things will help. Most of all, ask for proton pump inhibitors and tell doctors that your symptoms match acid reflux in the throat region. I'm going through this too, all month, and I know it's no fun. Best of luck to you. I hope we are both going to be looking back on this as a distant memory of a bad time, in only a few weeks or months.
P.S. I'm not sure if you have LPR but check the symptoms, and find an ENT doctor who can add his expert opinion. This terrible problem is finally getting more recognition. Also check out "Dr. Jamie Koufman" the leading doctor on the subject. Google it and see if your symptoms match it. Early therapy supposedly makes the recovery easier.