Was it Clindamycin by any chance?
Either way, it's likely due to the antibiotic.
I had strep a few weeks ago.
I had been trying to swallow the antibiotic when it suddenly felt like there was a golfball in my throat. I couldn't swallow. The pill blew up and now ( because of an ulcer in my esophagus ) I was worse off.
It took two days of painful swallowing ( couldn't swallow my own saliva) before I could take my ulcer pills.
That pain is now gone, but the golfball feeling is still there.
IF you have acid reflux, get heartburn alot, etc then it's possible that your throat has scar tissue built up inside it.
The doctor ignored me when I mentioned the golfball feeling, but the pharmacist said I should be checked futher...she also said that many people seem to have problems with antibiotics ( especially Clindamycin ) making their throats feel that way.
Anxiety and depression can also cause that feeling.
I don't remember the name but Clindamycin doesn't ring a bell.
For me its just weird how it comes and goes. Could a certain food be setting it off and my anxiety just makes it worse?
I switched to black coffee and it seems to help when I don't put cream/sugar in it.
But its so random, i wonder what it is!
Have you checked your thyroid function? Sounds like it could be due to thyroid problem. Do you have any other symptoms like dry skin, easy weight gain, strange feeling when touching your neck's skin (like not getting enough air) ... etc?
How do you check your thyroid? And i have no other symptoms.
Sorry posted on the wrong post sorry!
It's a simple blood test. You can have it done at a GP's practice. Just make sure they test FSH, fT3 and fT4. Many doctors only check the FSH, but that's definitely not enough! Maybe you will have to pay teh fT3 and fT4 yourself (depends on your doctor or health system) but it's very cheap ;)
I had my thyroid checked a few years ago and it came back normal. But I don't think it was any extensive testing. I do have dry skin but my weight is pretty steady. Not sure about the neck's skin sensitivity thing.
You think the thyroid can cause random throat swellings like this?