PLEASE HELP!!! burning sensation in throat MONTHS after MONO
okay so bare with me please. i am 17 years old i turn 18 in 2 months and a couple months ago( begining of the summer) i was with my friend taking bong rips he was really sick and the saliva got in me and got me sick. i felt terrible had fever vomiting and i couldnt swallow anything not even my own saliva . i was stuck in bed. i went to the doc and found out i had mono. about a week or so later all my symptoms went away and i was slowly able to swallow. this is where it gets interesting now...
since i felt better, i decided to start smoking again. EVERYTIME i smoke anything it burns so bad in my throat something i never felt prior to being sick. i smoked for a month straight with very bad burning sensation so i saw multiple doctors again and they all said i had post-nasal drip and my last doctor which i visited today looked all the way inside my throat and said near my voice box it is all red and inflamed. i had allergies as well so i have been taking medication for that but he said this redness can last several weeks. he said i should tilt my head when i sleep because of the acid reflux that can be inflamming my throat.
my question is, this has been going on for months, my whole throat is inflamed and red and i have NOT been able to smoke which is KILLING me. i know you guys will say dont smoke just quit it i know its bad but i love smoking its my choice and im just getting depressed everyday because i havent been able to smoke knowing if i do it will just make my throat worse- not to mention it hurts really bad so whats the point in doing it if i cant even enjoy myself ? how long will this crap last ? i feel fine and normal except when i smoke and i hate this..someone please give me some advice..gargling and drinking honey etc isnt doing anything ive tried it all