Two and a half weeks ago, I think I swallowed a small piece of a fishbone. After having the sensation of something stuck in my throat for more than a week, I saw my GP. My throat was swollen on the right side, and sore when I swallowed, though not extremely painful. He agreed with me that I didn't have a normal sore throat, and referred me to an otolaryngologist. The otolaryngologist looked at my throat with a fiberoptic scope, but didn't see anything. I was suppose to call him back for a CT scan on Monday, but as I do not have insurance, I was hoping this problem would resolve on its own. However, it has not, and it is bothering me more than ever. Although my throat is still not that painful and I do not have a fever, I have the sensation that I am choking. It feels like someone is squeezing my throat very tightly. I can breathe, but the sensation is very strange and frightening. I cannot reach the otolaryngologist I saw before because of the holiday, and I am not sure what I should do. My GP thinks I will be okay waiting for a few days, but I am very concerned and uncomfortable. Any advice is appreciated.
Update, the next day: I drank some orange juice and suddenly I feel like I can't swallow. My throat is very tight and feels swollen all over. I am very concerned. I do not want to go to the ED if I don't really need to, because I have no insurance, but I will go if I have to. I am not having trouble breathing, no wheezing or anything of that sort, but I feel it is easier to breathe when I am sitting up.