Originally Posted by ferrethouse
Nope. 4 trips to ENTs, a barium swallow, CT scan of sinuses and only some minor evidence of reflux. My problem seems to be worse when I don't drink enough liquid. My theory is that thick phlegm gets stuck in my throat and causes infection/irritation which is why there is some pain there. I've decided to live with it for now. I try to drink lots of water. Good luck with yours.
I have a trip to the ENT this week so I will write a follow-up on here. Aside from a slight pain when you tilt your head back all the way, I get it when I tilt my head all the way down so my chin is about to touch my collarbone, as well as when I open my mouth fully. I can also press down on that location to get a slight pain sensation but other than that, I can eat and drink without any problems. Is this the same for you?
I'm curious to see if we share any similar patterns as to the cause of this. Here are some things I think might be affecting my throat issue:
- Grinding teeth when sleeping (I have a slight underbite)
- Having a beer about once a week
- Drink Coffee daily
- Recently had a chipped tooth
- Had a Melatonin (sleeping aid) get lodged in my throat and the powder capsule came apart causing major pain (3-4 months ago)
I'll post more when I can think of some others.