Hi, This shouldn't be a hard problem to solve, but I don't have health insurance and can't afford another doctor's visit right now. About a year ago, I was taking a dayquil liquid capsule, and it felt like it got stuck in my throat. I couldn't swallow at all, but could breath fine. I panicked and told my roommate to call 911 (which he didn't, the ***k). Anyways, after about 5-10 minutes the capsule shell disolved and the liquid leaked out allowing me to swallow. I know it wasn't just in the back of my mouth because I stuck my finger in there trying to induce vomit to clear the passage.
Anyways, I went to an ear, nose and throat specialist a few days later, and he snaked an optical device through my nose to get a view. He said he didn't see anything abnormal, and that was it. Well since then, I've gotten an uncomfortable pressure when swallowing pills larger than an advil and some food. As a result, I get nervous about larger pills, and food (so I chew very thoroughly), which I'm sure just makes it worse. Unfortunately, there is definitely something going on, because I used to be able to swallow horse pills with no discomfort, and I still use the same method. Any idea what could have changed? (wasn't necessarily sudden)
Thanks in advance