This has been happening to me for a very long time, but I don't think it is my "adam's apple" (do girls even have adam's apples?) What happens is, every so often, something "pops out of place," sometimes on the left side of my throat and sometimes on the right. The pain is indescribable and swallowing is almost impossible because of the pain. What I have done over the years is to press very hard on whichever side it is on until it "pops" back in. You can actually feel and hear it when it does. When this occurs on the left side, it is no big deal- I can pop it right back within like a second, but on the right side, it is really very hard. I have seen 3 Dr.s for this and none of them can identify the problem so I have just learned to live with it. If you find anything out, please let me know. Can you tell me if yours occurs to one side or the other? I have just NEVER heard of anyone else who had a clue what I was talking about- they just kind of look at me like I am weird.
Thanks, I hope it gets better.