Alright, so a little bit of background first. A little less than two months ago I dry swallowed two Aleve and they got stuck in my throat. It was really painful all day, I could feel them lodged in my throat and it would start to burn. I spent most of the day trying to push it down with bread and after a few hours it stopped being a problem. Fast forward to this past month. I have not taken any type of pill since the incident (not because it happened, I just haven't needed anything) but every now and then my throat will hurt with the same sensation. It has happened about four times in the past month in no obvious sort of pattern. The past three times it has just felt like a lump in my throat with a slight (READ: not uncomfortable) burning sensation and would fade away by itself in a matter of minutes. Today, though, I started to feel the familiar lump about 3 hours ago. The slight burning sensation accompanied it as always, but this time rather than fading away it only intensified. I have also noticed that I have to frequently burp lightly, and when I do this the pain is really bad for a few seconds and then it will calm down again. So, long story short, the pain I am experiencing feels exactly like it did when I got Aleve stuck in my throat, though I haven't taken any sort of pill. It has happened before but never as bad as this, and it seems that the more intense pain is triggered by a slight burp.
Any ideas about what might be going on with me? If it gets to be too unbearable I will go to a doctor, but that is something I would like to avoid if possible