Sensation of something caught in throat
As I eat, and afterward, I have the distinct sensation that something is stuck in my throat, like the food hasn't all gone down. It's now an hour since I had breakfast, and I still feel like there's cereal in the back of my throat.
It's not like I have trouble swallowing, or food is coming back up. It's more an annoying sensation that begins as soon as I start swallowing and can last hours. This started two days ago after I ate pita chips, and I wonder if one of them could have gotten stuck.
However, for many years, and especially over the last couple of months, I've noticed that I choke more easily than other people, and that food seems to have trouble going down easily. I attributed this to genetics, as my father seems to have the same issue. However, the symptoms have changed in the last few days to this annoying sensation I described.
I also have moderate post-nasal drip which tends to make me hoarse by late in the day, and some GERD symptoms as well (not heartburn, but gurgling sounds up and down my esophagus).
I'm going to the doctor today to see if he can find anything wrong with me.
Any thoughts on these symptoms?