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For reference, I am a 20 year old male with no previous health issues that I know of. I'm going on a 4 day vacation next monday, so please if anyone can help that will be great!
So for the last 5-6 days I've been having the weirdest problem with my throat, and because of my health anxiety I'm terrified of what it might be!! It started out with just a very slight tightness in my throat (which went away briefly with eating and drinking). A day or two later, it progressed to me occasionally feeling like there's something stuck in my throat! The feeling doesn't impede my swallowing (except for being dang unpleasant), and doesn't *really* hurt except if I let it go for a while without eating anything/repeatedly swallow saliva. Again, this feeling briefly goes away whenever I eat food or drink anything (more so with liquids). It goes away when I'm resting lying back in a recliner/sleeping, and after sleeping for a while the feeling is essentially gone. It doesn't come back until around mid day. Cancer wouldn't do that right???
My tonsils are decently red and there's a few white/yellow spots, if that means anything. I went to a walk-in clinic on monday and was prescribed amoxicillin because my he said it looked like my throat/tonsils were a bit infected with whatever. Doesn't really seem like that's helping too much, with both the red throat/tonsils and the thing in my throat feeling.
Unsure if this could be related, but the feeling seems to come on after a "cold" feeling moves upwards through my throat after eating/drinking, kinda like I have gas but there's some kind of liquid?
Could this have anything to do with acid reflux/GERD? I'm seriously hoping it does. If it's not gone by the end of my vacation (which it hopefully won't ruin ) I'm going to see a better doctor about it. Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can get some over-the-counter acid reflux medication to see if that helps at all.
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