Feels like something is stuck in my throat
So, I've started feeling like I have something in my throat. Whenever I eat, I get this feeling every time. It doesn't hurt, nor do I feel like I'm choking or anything, but I do feel like there is something in my throat. I try to wash it down with a drink, or try cough it up, but nothing happens. I'm not even sure there is something stuck in my throat...
This all started a couple days ago when I took some Tylenol for a head ache. I felt like one of the pills was lodged in my throat (who knows if this was actually the case - but it feel like it). After awhile, I started to wonder if it was all in my head, like maybe when I took the pill, I started worrying I might choke, then I convinced myself that I had a pill stuck in my throat. It didn't hurt, although I definitely could feel it. I don't remember if it was gone before I went to sleep or not, but in any case, it was certainly gone by the next morning.
But then I started having this trouble. And now it seems that it's gotten to where I feel it all the time, while initially it was just when I ate. It's hard to describe exactly. Again, it doesn't hurt, but it is annoying. It feels like something's stuck in my throat some of the times (it always feels like this when I'm eating), but other times, it kind of feels like the back of my throat's really dry, although drinking or gargling water does nothing. At times, it feels like this feeling might be originating from my tonsil.
By the way, I've noticed that my tonsil is very long. I have to open my mouth really wide to see the whole thing, and even then, I can only see it when it kind of moves up for a second because of the strain from opening my mouth so wide. Is this abnormal? Should my tonsil be this large?
Another possibility I was thinking was that I damaged something by doing all that retching, which would explain while I now feel this even when I'm not eating, although that still wouldn't explain what I feel when I'm eating.
I've probably did a poor job describing this, but I did my best. I hope someone can help me out, because I'm starting to worry, even though this is likely no big deal (I hope so anyway).
Last edited by FClegg; 01-06-2009 at 08:53 AM.