Welcome to the asthma community. I see you joined Med help in July.
Based on your comments, I am not sure if these are asthma symptoms.
I have asthma and have had asthma for many years now. I control my
asthma through asthma meds. Have you been to see your family doctor regarding these symptoms ? If you have not, I would strongly suggest that you do. You mention a dry cough that is worse when you speak, that the dry cough is present all day and when you lie down. This may be asthma.
It was actually a persistent dry cough that made me go to my doctor. I would have what I can only call " coughing episodes ". They could and did happen anywhere. I was once sharing a meal with a friend of mine.
I can only describe it as a feeling like I was being choked and it would come on all of a sudden. Then I would start coughing. The time it happened in the restaurant, I coughed so hard and so long that tears were coming down my cheek. My friend who I was having lunch with was quite concerned. I always kept lozenges with me, so I popped one in my mouth and that seemed to help control the cough. You mention feeling like there is an odd pressure near your throat. I felt that way too before the asthma diagnosis. Now that I think of it, that is like the choking feeling I was having at the time. What scared me was that it was happening more often and I couldn't predict when it would happen. I described the type of cough I was experiencing at that time. My doctor gave me a breathing test which is a special test to diagnose asthma and she confirmed it back then.
So I guess I would recommend going to see your family doctor. Talking about the symptoms you are experiencing and see what your doctor says.
I wish you well. Eve
Thank you. I've got several other symptoms so I'm not exactly sure what's going on.