So I probably have Laryngitis.
I have an ENT referral because it's an 'odd case'.
No hoarseness, none at all, but all the pain really only flares up when speaking.
Swallowing is "odd" but not hard. I think it's because my body EXPECTS pain.
Been ongoing for about 2 months now :(
Seen a GP 3 times; each time;
"Throat looks normal, other than a couple of small lumps that are usual with a sore throat".
Since I don't smoke or drink, chances of "Other" issues is unlikely, but I wish it would just go away :(
Though my GP did point something out.
"How many days have you been silent?"
"Err.... none, it's not THAT painful, its like Ive been at a party all night, combined with the weakest ever case of tonsilitis"
"Well, if you sprain an ankle it wont heal if you run on it. If your voice is sore, it wont heal if you keep speaking"
So here I am, on the tail end of 48hours silence.
Anyone who's met me, would know this is HELL. lol.
It's a BBQ night with mates tonight. And I won't be missing it, but I also will be sitting there in silence....
If it's not gone by Monday, I'll break my silence and book that ENT. That'll mark 10 weeks, and it's just getting frustrating.
Bodies are stupid.