Could I have reflux and not know it? I got a cold about 3 weeks ago and with it came a sore throat. I went to the doctor (keep in mind, I have no insurance, so I only go to the doctor when I feel my problem is worth being seen for) because my sore throat was so severe after 2 weeks I thought maybe I had strep. They did a throat culture and it came back negative. It seemed like my throat started to get better, then just yesterday it starts hurting me again, but only when I swallow. When I swallow, it feels like I'm trying to swallow a lump and it's painful.
I have an appointment to get a fill today. The last fill did not take at all. I had a complete unfill, then 2 more fills. After that second fill, it felt as if they completely unfilled me again. So I guess I'm just really concerened about band issues. I love my band I don't want to have any problems with it. Do you think that my throat issue could be caused by a slipped band giving me acid reflux? I have absolutely no heartburn, so that seems strange to me.
Another thing is that I teach 3 choir classes and I am singing alot to help them learn their different parts. But I have been doing this for a long time and believe I know how to sing and use my voice in a healthy way. Could it just be overuse of my vocal chords while I was sick?
I am going to ask my band doc these questions today, I'm just wondering if anyone has had anything similar and what it was.
I'm up at 4 am because of the pain in my throat. I just want to know what the problem is so I can fix it.